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Mon
17
Oct
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Thirsty man Steals from Stop & Shop

Thirsty Thief

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne
Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police are actively looking for a man who is being accused of stealing beer from the Dixwell St Stop & Shop grocery store. 

He insisted on Corona, stealing six 18-packs on Wednesday according to the Captain Ronald Smith in a written statement.  The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black baseball cap and black caper type clothing.   A security video shows the thirsty thief wearing what appears to be a skull on the front of his t-shirt. 

If you have any information about this man’s identity or where about call Christina Giori at 203.230.4000

Thu
13
Oct
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Hamden STI bust 64 bags of Crack

Crack

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A New Haven man was arrested on Wednesday near the New Haven – Hamden city line.  He was found to have 64 bags of crack that totaled nearly 15 grams. 

46-year-old, Willie Rogers was apprehended late Wednesday afternoon and taken into custody on State Street.  He is charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with the intent to sell.  His bond was set at $50,000. 

The arrest was orchestrated by the City of Hamden Police Department’s Street Interdiction team or STI.  The unit was formed in 2006 and consists of 3 uniformed officers and 4 plain clothed narcotics officers.   The team specializes in vice type crimes, specifically narcotics distribution and possession.  

Wed
12
Oct
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Milford Police Investigate suspecious Package

StoneBridge

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Milford Police shut down Wednesday afternoon as Connecticut State Bomb Squad investigators are investigating a suspicious device in an automobile.    Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, near Stonebridge Restaurant on Daniel Street near the intersection of South Broad Street. 

Officials has since cleared the street and reopened the roadways to traffic.  The investigation is ongoing and the Thinkering News will keep you apprised.  

Tue
11
Oct
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Hamden $5 million Infrastructure program Afoot

Hamden Roadwork

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The city of Hamden has announced a $5 million investment in paving some of the city’s worst streets.   Mayor Curt Balzano Leng has committed to making the major road investment this fall; the work will cover more than 16 miles of roads on 45 different streets. 

Leng said, “By the conclusion of 2016 alone, we will have paved over 16 miles of roadways; which accounts for just under 10 percent of Hamden’s total street system.” 

A Road Pavement Evaluation was conducted to index every road in the city to assess the cities infrastructure needs.  A few or the roads that will be prepared are, Brookside Drive, Bryden Terrace, Loller Drive, Albertson Road, Collier Circle, and Farmbrook Court. 

Mon
10
Oct
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Hamden Columbus Day Parade Called Off

Columbus Day Parade

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden’s Columbus Day Parade was cancelled due to inclimate weather on Sunday foiling the celebration.  Officials canned the parade that was scheduled for 1 p.m.

In a statement: 

“Unfortunately, due to the change in the weather forecast from 9AM (when the initial decision to move forward was made) and based on the recommendation of the Columbus Day Committee and our Guardian Chiefs that the Town err on the side of caution, the Columbus Day Parade has been cancelled.”

A reschedule date has not yet been announced. 

Fri
07
Oct
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Hamden Schools on the Look out for Clown

Hamden Clown

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden police are on the lookout for a clown seen near a public school on Thursday morning according to a telephone alert sent out by the district.   

The police were alarmed when a clown was sighted near Bear Path School.  Authorities are searching for a person dressed as a clown and was lurking in the area before students arrived for class on Thursday morning.  After a thorough search a clown nor any paraphernalia was found in the area, police continue to investigate. 

In response an extra police presence will be employed in the vicinity of Bear Path.  During the announcement the Assistant Superintendent Chris Melillo assured a police presence near all district schools.  Students were not immediately told due to the threat of panic.  Clown stories have unnerved youth around the country over the past few weeks. 

Thu
06
Oct
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Robbery Foiled suspects Arrested

New Haven Robbery

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Two men, two teens and an underage girl has been arrested after burglarizing a New Haven business on Tuesday. 

Libby’s Motorworld was broken into with the criminals setting off a burglar alarm alerting police to the Printers Lane location.  Officers arrived and witnessed two men running and gave chase, by dawn five people were in custody. 

Isiah Caves, 19, of Hamden, Davaul Nasir Amin, 19, or New Haven, Anthony E. Marrero, 20, of New Haven and Jordan Johnson, 21, of New Haven were apprehended by police on the scene.  Upon inspection officers realized the team of robbers damaged the building but never got inside the business. 

Wed
05
Oct
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Hamden Woman arrested for Fleecing the State

Charra

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau a subsidiary of the Chief State’s Attorney office has charged a Hamden woman with a single count of larceny in the first-degree and one count of committing prohibited activities in violation of the state code of ethics.

Charra Moore, 33, who lives on Helen Street, allegedly created fake state cash benefits and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program accounts, providing her father, daughter and baby’s daddy with $9,764. In state funds. 

At the time of the incident she worked for the State of Connecticut in the Department of Social Services and was arrested on Monday.   The former state employee posted a $1,000 non-surety bond and is required to appear in court on 7 October. 

Tue
04
Oct
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AAA Northeast no longer providing Drivers License Renewals

AAA Northeast

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@gthethinkering.com

 

AAA Northeast made a major decision to stop offering licensing services to the general public.  The organization has offices in Danbury, Branford, Fairfield, Hamden Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Waterbury.   The group still intends to provide the service to its members. 

Governor Malloy has asked the DMV to take whatever legal steps necessary to remedy the split-up.

While Connecticut’s other AAA organization, AAA Allied will continue to service members and non-members alike.  Allied has offices in Cromwell, Enfield, Manchester, Old Say brook, Plainville, West Hartford, Waterford and Avon. 

Northeast has provided licensing services to the general public for 15 years, the DMV received a missive in September making them aware only members would have the service. 

Mon
03
Oct
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Hamden Curbing Opioid Problem through Education

Dope Problem Souther Connecticut

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Connecticut’s Opioid problem is well documented and reported.  The problem has trended across the country and most notoriously claimed the life of Prince or the Artist formerly known as… 

Hamden, officials are taking a proactive stance against the problem by holding a talk at the Hamden Middle School Auditorium on Thursday.  The event will host several specialists on the issue as well as local law enforcement who have experience with dealing first hand with the problem and its victims. 

The Forum is a free event pointed to helping parents, guardians and people who interface with youth the signs of opiate abuse and drug addiction.   The event will begin at promptly at 6:30P.M. and is expected to last two hours. 

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