Fear of bomb closes Beinecke

Police believe trash left over from a meeting of the Yale Freestyle Dueling Association was the cause of a bomb scare that closed Beinecke Plaza for several hours on March 7. Police were contacted around 1:30 p.m. by a person who had noticed a suspicious package near a trash can in front of Woodbridge Hall […]

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Victim testifies in civil suit vs. Lasaga

The young man sexually assaulted by former Saybrook College Master Antonio C. Lasaga testified briefly yesterday in the civil suit filed by his family against Lasaga and the New Haven Board of Education. The man — identified in court as John Doe to protect his identity — spent less than five minutes on the stand […]

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Molestation suit reveals flaws in mentor system

Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday in the civil suit filed against former Saybrook College Master Antonio C. Lasaga and the New Haven Board of Education by the family of the boy Lasaga was convicted of sexually assaulting. Lasaga met the boy, who is being called John Doe for the purpose of the trial, through a […]

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Prostitution is hard work in Elm City

Michelle, a New Haven prostitute, is an enigma. Speaking on the phone, she is an odd mix of naive and worldly, sweet and belligerent, sincere and vulgar. At one point, she says she hopes her story will help other women avoid her bad choices. Only minutes later, she asks whether this article could help her […]

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Fire dept. faces charge of bias

New Haven firefighters, aldermen and community leaders alleged at a press conference Thursday that the New Haven Fire Department has deliberately prevented minority firefighters from receiving promotions. The firefighters claim the department has eliminated a number of management positions that minorities once held and have changed the captain’s and lieutenant’s exams to stop minority promotion. […]

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Pizza man robberies are on rise

Delivery men from three separate pizza delivery companies were robbed at gunpoint at the same New Haven address Saturday night. Delivery men from Papa John’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, and Pizza Empire were all called to 231 Starr St., during a three-hour period Feb. 21 and robbed. The crimes are part of a recent rise in […]

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Police arrest past employee

A former Branford dining hall worker was arrested Thursday for last summer’s theft of more than $30,000 worth of students’ property from the college’s summer storage, University Police Chief James Perrotti said yesterday. Roger Bowers, 52, of New Haven, was arrested on charges of burglary in the third degree and larceny in the first degree, […]

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SOM student evades gunpoint robbery

A School of Management student was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Thursday evening, the student said. The student said he was approached by a masked man with a gun as he walked near Science Hill at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The attempted robbery is the latest in a string of armed robberies on campus […]

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University chooses Aylward to direct campus security

University officials have hired George Aylward, a former police chief for Middletown, Conn. and the University of Minnesota, to be Yale’s new director of security, University Deputy Secretary Martha Highsmith said. The search for a new director of security began in the fall, Highsmith said, and Aylward was chosen from a pool of highly qualified […]

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Jury picking continues for Lasaga civil trial

Jury selection is scheduled to continue today in the personal injury case filed against former Saybrook College Master Antonio Lasaga and the city of New Haven by the family of the boy Lasaga sexually assaulted. Lasaga pleaded no contest in 2002 to charges of assaulting the boy, who he met through a city mentoring program. […]

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Increased laptop thefts concern police

Luis Castellano, a.k.a. Jose Rivera, 30, of New Haven, was arrested Jan. 22 by University police for stealing a laptop from a Yale dorm room. Upon questioning by detectives, Castellano led them to three more laptops he had stolen — all from students’ rooms. Castellano’s case is only special in that he was caught. Across […]

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