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Justin Goldstein: From Famed Weatherman to Prison Inmate

Justin Goldstein

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

From popular meteorologist to prison inmate Justin Goldstein formerly of WTNH-News team has agreed to a plea deal that is expected to see him serve three years in prison on child pornography possession charges. 

The 33-year-old Hamden man was originally charged early last summer with first-degree illegal possession of child pornography, and promoting a minor in an obscene performance.   The plea agreement was achieved last week during a court appearance where the charge was reduced to second-degree possession of child pornography. 

Goldstein is free on bond and is due back in court on 17, March 2017. 

Thu
15
Dec
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Hamden High School on Lockdown

Hamden HS

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden High School is on lockdown according to Hamden Police.    An unspecified threat has caused the shutdown just minutes ago,. 

Local school officials have announced an intruder ran through the building before students and faculty arrived on Wednesday.  Police are currently sweeping the building to ensure safety.  Students have been taken to an undisclosed location for security purposes.

**UPDATE**

During a school telephony missive, the Hamden school district advised parents student were being returned after a single unauthorized male was apprehended and taken into police custody.  Students are being returned to Hamden High and classes are expected to resume as usual. 

The Thinkering will keep you up to date on further happenings in this incident.

Mon
12
Dec
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Hamden Woman at Center of 6-year-old Dine and Dash scheme in Orange Restaurant

Erica Redwood

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden, Connecticut woman Erica Redwood, is the last of the Mohican’s in an 6-year-old dine and dash scheme on Valentine’s day. 

According to authorities four people ate dinner at a TGI Friday’s and decided to take off without paying the bill, one of the eaters left a wallet.  During the course of time all of the suspects answered arrest warrants with the exception of Redwood, 27. 

She turned herself in on 9 December, and charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny, she was released on a promise to appear in court.  The case of the 2009, Valentine’s day dash has been solved. 

Mon
21
Nov
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Hamden Man shot in New Haven

Blake and Whalley

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

New Haven Police heard a gunshot on Saturday night near Blake Street and Whalley while on patrol.  Responding to the shot the officer found Shane Daquan Dunkley-Roundtree of Hamden lying on the sidewalk wounded. 

The 23-year-old victim was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for the treatment of a non-fatal wound.  Police are searching for a man who fled the scene in a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, who was described by witnesses as heavy set. 

Police are asking, if anyone has any information about this incident to call 203.946.6304, and assures all that calls will be kept confidential. 

Mon
14
Nov
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Connecticut police lowering Standards for Applicants

Connecticut State Police

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Connecticut police departments are reportedly relaxing the standards for accepting recruits while opposes believe stricter regulation should be enforced.  Educational requirements are also being lowered to meet the needs of agencies as they become less popular jobs to hold. 

Diversity remains a problem in the state with Blacks and Latinos being under represented in the blue ranks.  Approximately 10 percent of the force while applicants make up more than 30 percent. 

Tue
01
Nov
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Body Found in the Quinnipiac River

Quinnipiac River Body Found

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A man’s body was found in the Quinnipiac River on Tuesday afternoon by emergency workers.  U.S. Coast Guard, Fire, and New Haven police department were all involved in the operation to remove the body from the middle of the river. 

The finding happened near the Grand Avenue Bridge after an emergency call reporting a man’s body floating in the at around 1 p.m. 

Local traffic has been rerouted to avoid Front Street between Grand Avenue and Pine Street fire emergency vehicles are blocking the northbound lane.  An investigation in ongoing the New Haven Police Underwater Search and Recovery Team have been activated. 

The Thinkering will keep you up to speed on this story.  

Mon
31
Oct
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Hamden High School Shut Down due to Bomb Threat

Hamden High School

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Students at Hamden High School have been evacuated after a bomb threat was made against the school. 

The Hamden Police department responded to the threat in the late morning hours of Monday according to reports.  In a written statement the HPD said, “The Hamden Police Department is unable at this time to determine the level of threat and will need the remainder of the afternoon to completely search the building and grounds.”

Bomb sniffing canines have been activated to assist in the investigation and as per protocol students were evacuated to the athletic field, and were dismissed from the stadium at noon. 

The Thinkering News will keep you up to speed on the happenings at Hamden High School. 

Thu
27
Oct
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WTNH Weatherman pleads not-guilty to Child Porn Charges

Justin Goldstein

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Justin Goldstein a suspended WTNH-TV meteorologist has pleaded not-guilty to child pornography charges.    

Goldstein found himself at the center of an investigation that was launched in June after video files of pornography were downloaded from the embattled weatherman’s internet account.  Police officials went to his home and seized computers and related electronic equipment, but arrested Goldstein at his office at the TV station. 

The 33-year-old Hamden man is expected back in court on 6 January, 2017.  The Thinkering will keep you up to date on the Goldstein case. 

Tue
25
Oct
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Hamden Man Accused of Raping Teen

Ramunni

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Hamden man has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor in an incident that happened in June.   The Meriden Superior Court agreed to allow the arrest of James Ramunni, 59, after an investigation that included the rape of a teen. 

Ramunni was arrested at his home on Friday and taken to police headquarters and booked on three charges.  He was released after posting $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on 4 November in Meriden. 

Mon
24
Oct
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Nathan Carman's request for Mother's Memorial Denied by Archdiocese

Nathan Carman

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thehtinkering.com

 

In a search that span more than 62,000 square miles and covered three states including New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. 

Last month Nathan Carman was found after he and his mother had been reported missing and was searched for by the U.S. Coast Guard for 8 days.  I Chinese freighter called the Orient Lucky found the man about 115 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard.  After the search was suspended Nathan was found on a raft.  Nathan’s account of the incident included him hearing a “funny noise” from the boat’s engine and the boat started filling with water. 

The Coast Guard determined in the final days of September the odds of the mother surviving was minimal. 

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