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Tue
19
Sep
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Man Robbed and Pistol Whipped in South Hamden

Hamden Man Pistol Whipped

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

ON Monday night a man was robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Fairview and Fitch Street.  According to HPD, officers responded to the location around 9 p.m. to find a man who says someone snatched his chain off his neck while brandishing a handgun. 

The 23-year-old victim was walking east on Arch when he was approached by another man who also took his cell phone and pistol whipped the man causing facial injuries. 

The suspect is said to be a black male around 5’9” and weighs approximately 175lbs was last seen wearing a black hoody.  The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.  The incident in under investigation. 

The Hamden Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 203.230.4040.

Mon
18
Sep
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Hamden, New Haven Power outage Scheduled

UNITED ILLUMINATED

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

United Illuminating clients in New Haven country could experience a short power outage on 30 September due to scheduled preventive maintenance.   

For convenience sake the outage is scheduled between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. in some areas of Hamden and New Haven, and other cities in New Haven County.  The outage is only expected to last about five minutes and officials are asking customers to check clocks and electronic devices that typically need to be reset following an outage.   According to a written statement UI said, “This work is part of UI’s ongoing commitment to providing a safe, reliable energy grid that’s capable of meeting the needs of its customers and communities now and into the future.”

UI OUTAGE IS SCHEDULED FOR THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

Thu
14
Sep
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Quinnipiac awarded for QU in DC program

Quinnipiac University

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Quinnipiac University is a Hamden, based private school whose political polls are rivaling those of Gallop, Nielsen and Pew Research Center. 

On 2 October, the school will receive a program award for excellence in experiential education.  The award will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.  Quinnipiac University’s “QU in DC” program has sent more than 50,000 students have attended this program over the past 40 years. 

The University enrolls 6,784 full time undergraduate and 2,884 graduate and part time students in 100 separate degree programs through its many schools.   

Wed
13
Sep
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73-year-old Hamden Woman accused of Shoplifting

Milford Police

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A Hamden woman is accused of shoplifting at a Milford Whole Foods story. 

Dorothy Hart, 73, was accused of stealing more than $110 worth items and giving the police a fake name and began to damage items that she had stolen once taken into custody.  Hart later urinated on the floor of the jail after refusing to sigh her arrest paperwork. 

The woman lives at 125 Putnam Ave, in Hamden.  The fake name she gave to police is Dori Burligh, the “hot handed granma” then began to damage items as police insisted that she be arrested.  She was then found to have an open warrant for her arrest after failing to appear in court on a larceny charge on 5 September. 

She was charged with 6th degree Larceny, Criminal mischief 3rd, interfering with arrest and failure to appear in court, she was held on a $500 bond.  

Mon
11
Sep
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Hamden's Clandestine Police Operation

Hamden Police Operation

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The Hamden Police Department set up a clandestine operation on the corner of Treadwell and Dixwell.   Officials were not willing to discuss the whys’ concerning the Sunday set up. 

The street was blocked off and officers were directing traffic, the Hamden Police Department is expected to send out an explanation for the impromptu operation.  

Fri
08
Sep
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The Rock Lottery Performance @ The Ballroom

The Outer Space

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

 

The Ball at Outer Space is holding an interesting event called the Rock Lottery Performance @ The Ballroom.

OK, here is how this works, a pool of local vocalist, drummers, bass players, guitarists and other players are chosen to form a super group.

The process is impromptu, the each player is drawn randomly. According to the venues website, If you’ve been part of this event in the past, you know it is a blast. You, and other area musicians, who you may or may not know, form a one-off band as the result of a random drawing. You’ll be given a few musical challenges, and a minimal amount of practice time (approximately three weeks), then perform before a live audience.”

The first round of performance dates will be on Friday night at The Outer Space/ The Ball room.

Thu
07
Sep
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Hamden Man and 8 Others arrested in Patient Abuse

Middletown Hospital

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:   lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Nine people are currently facing charges after they allegedly abused a patient at the Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. 

The Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction services police began executing arrest warrants for staff members at the Whiting Forensic Division of the Connecticut Valley Hospital.  Staff is accused of abusing a patient there according to authorities. 

Police arrested 39-year-old Carl Benjamin of Hamden, on Friday around noon.  He is facing charges of Cruelty to persons, six counts of disorderly conduct.  His bond is $75,000. 

Mark Cusson of Southington was arrested on Friday around 11 a.m. He is facing Cruelty to persons, eight separate counts. 

Gregory Giantonia of Deep River facing three counts of disorderly conduct. 

Wed
06
Sep
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Newspaper Sign Theft in Hamden

The Thinkering News Signs

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The Thinkering News has suffered a loss.  10 signs were cut down overnight, bearing the name The Thinkering News and the telephone number.  Officers at the company noticed the signs were down around 8 a.m. on Wednesday. 

The theft has been reported to the Hamden Police Department and according to Officer Andrew Lipford Jr. he will be checking with the City Departments to see if there is an innocent reason for the signs to have been taken. 

Other theories include, someone disliked the content of the publication, a childish prank or competitive angst.   No theories have yet been proven. 

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the signs, contact the Hamden Police Department at 203.230.4000.

Wed
06
Sep
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Mix Avenue

Motorcycle Crash

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

38-year-old William Evans, of New Haven was killed after being hit head on by an SUB on Mix Avenue on Monday.  In early findings the Hamden Police say a 70-year-old woman traveling northbound on Mix Avenue made a left turn and hit Evans’ motorcycle. 

Emergency workers pronounced Evans dead and his body was taken to the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington according to reports. 

Police have not yet said whether charges would be filed, the traffic division is continuing a investigation.  Hamden Police Investigators are asking if anyone has any information about the incident to contact Officer Gregg Curran at 203.230.4036

Tue
05
Sep
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Woman held on Assault Charges after Spa fight

Katerah Edmundson, 19

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A 19-year-old Hamden woman has been arrested and is facing charges after attempting to stab another woman in a local hair salon on Friday. 

Katerah Edmundson, was apprehended after an argument with two other women at the Nail Spa.  According to reports Edmundson pulled a knife and tried to stab one of the women, police say she also used an electronic weapon that was discharged and hit a by-stander. 

The incident happened at 1869 Dixwell Ave, the investigation continues.  Emundson is facing charges of Reckless Endangerment and Assault charges. 

She is expected to be in court on 15 September and was being held on a $5,000 bond. 

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