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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. 

Fri
21
Oct
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Accident on Shelton Prompts Evacuation

Shelton

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Late Friday morning a in the Newhallville section of New Haven a vehicle crashed into a house and gas meter shutting down traffic.  The accident happened on Shelton Ave. the gas meter breach caused an evacuation of the area after the odor of gas became apparent. 

According to recent reports Southern Connecticut Gas personnel called to the scene, firefighters were also working to eliminate the threat of a gas explosion.   Emergency responders rushed to the scene just before 10 a.m.  The second vehicle was reported to be a sedan, although, only the larger SUV hit the house. 

The Thinkering News will keep you updated on the continuance of this incident. 

Thu
20
Oct
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Gov. Malloy Ordering Reduction of youth Prisoners - Closing Middletown Facility

Connecticut Youth Priisons

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has called the closing of Middletown’s juvenile jail after years of criticism about Connecticut’s treatment of youth in the in the state.  The Department of Children and Families is attempting to slow the pipeline of institutionalized young people and open smaller more therapeutic programs. 

Authorities have said for years that there was no place to put minor underage offenders.  Either they commit a crime that warrants adult incarnation or go to a maximum-security youth jail.   Advocates of criminal justice reform cite the statistics of the last 40 years starting with the crack epidemic that ravaged black communities nationally.  Now that the Heroin and Opioid epidemic is destroying non-ethnic family’s empathy is apparent in governmental decision making. 

Wed
19
Oct
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Before you Trick or Treat check out the Hamden Sex Offender List

Hamden Sex Offenders

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Ahead of the national holiday that celebrates ghouls and goblins the Connecticut Sex Offender Registry has released 54 registered sex offenders living in the city of Hamden.   By all means if you intend to send your children out to score candies on Halloween. 

The list is maintained an updated by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, offenders as part of their release are required to keep the whereabouts available to the authorized agency. 

Dante Allen – Mix Ave

Craig Bald – Goodrich St

Tue
18
Oct
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Smoke Shop Owner Shot and Killed

E&M Smokeshop

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

New Haven Police are seeking shooting suspect who shot a killed a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed at smoke shop on Ferry street on Tuesday afternoon. 

The shooting involved four men who shot the clerk and fled the scene, three of which were apprehended on Quinnipiac Avenue and a fourth is being sought with the help of a K9 officer.  Authorities have not ruled out if the shooting was a result of an attempted robbery.

Store Owner Mohammed Jawad was clerking in the shop at the time of the shooting and was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The Coast Guard has been called in due to the proximity of the Quinnipiac river.  New Haven Officers are wearing bullet proof vest and are armed appropriately for seeking an armed and dangerous suspect. 

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