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20
Dec
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Woman wanted for shoplifting

Shop Lifter

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A woman being sought for shoplifting by the Hamden Police department. Theft was reported at TJ Maxx on Dixwell Ave on last weekend.

The woman is described as a white female, she fled in a tan colored Mercury Sable. Capt. Ronald Smith is asking anyone with information to contact Officer Derick Manning at 203.230.4030.

Tue
19
Dec
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Woman accuses two Football players of Rape retracts story

Nikki Yovini
Scribe: Lucy Osbourne
 
A former Sacred Heart University student fasely accused two football players of rape is scheduled to be in court on 10 January.
Nikki Yovino, attended a party in the fall of 2016, when she decided to have sex with the two young men. She later decided to lie about the sex to gain the attention of another young man whom she had interest. She surmised the sympathy would push the young man into her arms.
 
The 19 year old woman lied about the incident which proved to be a consensual sexual encounter. She continued with the lie for months as the two young men lives were left swinging in the balance. One of the men accused lost a football scholarship and lived with the stigma of being a rapist.
 
The judge has not yet agreed to the plea deal and is expected to decide next year.
Mon
18
Dec
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HPD warns Drivers to slow for Officers directing Traffic

Officer Hit Hamden, CT

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The Hamden Police department is asking residents to reduce speed and provide adequate space for officers directing traffic.

An officers whose name has not been released was hit on the corner of Mix and Benham street where he was guiding traffic after a light failed. The officers head hit the car and then the ground causing a concussion. He was treated at Yale New Haven hospital.

The man who hit the officer was an elderly Woodbridge resident, its unknown if charges will be filled against the 79-year-old driver.

The officer was checked for Neck and back injuries in addition to the concussion.   

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. 

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