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Mon
20
Nov
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Man steals Food Items from Stop and Shop

Steiniger

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

Hamden Police are investigating a theft. 

Bruce Steiniger, 30, was caught on store surveillance stealing more than $50 of inventory from the Dixwell Stop and Shop store. 

Loss prevention witnessed the incident while watching footage and saw the man enter for a second time. Steininger was then confronted and he ran and was apprehended by local police at at a gas station. 

He is being charged with larceny and held on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to be in court on 22 November. 

Here at the Thinkering are hoping this man was not feeding young children and felt desperate enough to go to these lengths. 

Wed
15
Nov
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Car Break Ins cause Hamden Residents Concern

SCSU

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A series of car thefts have the southern community in Hamden up in arms. The area near the Southern Connecticut State University has collaborated with New Haven police to tighten security in and around the school.

Hamden neighborhood members have also complained about cars being entered over night with personal items stolen and belongings rifled through. The Pine Rock area of North Campus the thefts are happening when cars are found to be left open or when items are left in plain view. Items such as headphones, money and purses are being taken.

SCSU has decided to add surveillance cameras in high crime areas. The nature of the break ins suggest drug fiend looking for items the get a quick fix.

Mon
13
Nov
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Quinnipiac University in the Dark over the Weekend

Quinnipiac University

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

It was a dark weekend at Quinnipiac University in Hamden after a transformer left several residence halls without power. The issue began on Friday night and lasted through Saturday when two of the halls remained without electricity through most of the day.

Early on Saturday a university spokesperson for the school said the issue started on Friday night effecting several hundred students.

Students were advised to stay with friends who had electricity or take a bed in an unassigned room . Recreational centers was set up as temporary shelters as crews worked to resolve the issue.

Thu
09
Nov
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Silver Alert Issued for 16-Year-Old Girl

Jhane Dupree

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

Jhane Dupre, 16 has been reported missing and a Silver Alert has been issued for her. She is described as an African American female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5'5” tall and with a slim build. 

She was last seen Monday, but there is no description of what she was last wearing. 

Police are asking anyone with any information about Jhane Dupre's whereabouts should call, the Hamden Police Department at 203.230.4000.

Tue
07
Nov
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Police seeks Bank Robber

Bank Robber

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

New Haven police are investigating a Monday morning bank robbery. 

Key Bank at 195 Church St. was robbed by an unsuspecting grand fatherly looking Black man. The man wrote a note and passed it to the teller demanding cash. No weapon was shown, implied, there was no violence and no one was hurt. The robber fled on food up Elms street and potentially down Grand Avenue. 

The wanted man is described as a stocky built medium complexioned African American man standing just over six feet tall. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a plaid button down. he has a low mustache and beard and prescription glasses. 

The New Haven Police department are asking anyone with any information about the robbery or the man above to call investigators at 203.946.6304.

Mon
06
Nov
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Artist Claudia Rankine Set to Lecture on Race

Claudia Rankine

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A local talk to discuss race in America has been scheduled at the Yale School of Art.

Claudia Rankin is scheduled to lecture on Tuesday at the Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). The lecture is seeking to change the way we imagine race in the U.S. and abroad by examining the work of Knowledge producers, activists, artists and writers. The discourse is called The Optics of the Racial Imaginary and will begin 5:30p.m. and is expected to encourage conversations and the sharing of experiences.

Wed
25
Oct
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Quinnipiac Student Opens Mobile Barbershop

Burbank's Mobile Barbershop

 

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden, CT--Quinnipiac University has a top flight entrepreneur on its campus.  According to reports an entrepreneurship major is taking his studies to heart. 

Student Cameron Burbank created a mobile barbershop to service students who reside in the universitys dorms.  He operates the ship with professional barber Joey Barrco.   He said the idea was spawn from a need for student to get frequent haircuts. 

He mentioned the idea to his associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy who then advised him to put together a business plan and present it at the State Business Plan competition.   Burbank won. 

Tue
24
Oct
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Credit Cards stolen from a Local Grocers

Credit Card theft

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A Hamden man’s wallet was stolen at a local grocery store and police are looking for their man.   The 71-year-old victim noticed that his wallet was missing and contacted the local police.

 

The wallet contained several credit cards and they have been used around the Hamden, New Haven area.  According to authorities more than $600, has been charged to the cards since the theft.   Suspects are a single white male and two white women who are believed to be in their mid 30’s. 

Hamden Police are asking if you have any information about the theft or the credit card users to call (203) 230-4030.

Mon
23
Oct
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Hamden Hall Continue Winning Ways

Hamden Hall Football

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

Hamden Hall Varsity football team under the leadership of Coach Joe Linta is a special group. On Saturday night the logged their 18 straight win trouncing Kingwood-Oxford School Saturday night 49-30 in West Hartford.

Quarterback Nick Baily offered touchdown passes to go, finding Tre Breland Twice, Chris Wright and Andrew Rice for a one of two Touchdown Catches. Andrew Rice scored caught a TD Pass, David Spitz grabbed two TD passes and this all in the first half. Baily left the game completing 12 of 15 passes for 360 yards, five of those passes were ended in a score.

The Hornets ended the night with a third Consecutive Fairchester Athletic Association title and a date with Albany Academy Friday night at Home.

Mon
16
Oct
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Hamden Lobster Hut Food Truck is a Hit

Lobster Hut Food Truck, Hamden

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

If you love lobster, you had better hurry.  Two local women have changed the flavor’s offered in the area by opening a food truck that specializes in lobster. 

The Lobster Hut food truck is owned by Jasmine Sampson and Tatiana Dukes, the two friends consider themselves foodies and found a niche in the Hamden, by providing fresh lobster rolls and more.   In a recent interview Sampson said, “We’re doing the lobster truck because we love to eat and we’re foodies.”

Sampson and Dukes were motivated when they saw the owner of the Milford Lobster Hut make a post via social media.  The women knew of the Milford truck and enjoyed the food, taking the pressure out of the decision to get started.

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