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Hamden Fire Department Rescues 7-year-old after 3-story fall

Hamden Fire Department

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden firefighters rushed to the aid of a 7-year old fall victim on Tuesday.  The boy fell out of a third floor window just before 9pm.  The boy had just been put to bed around 8:30PM and fifteen minutes later his mother hear screaming coming from outside. 

Police responded to a multifamily building on State Street after a report was called in after the boy fell from the window.  The incident is being investigated.  

Wed
08
Mar
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Mayor Balzano Leng announces Spending Freeze

City of Hamden

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Curt Balzano Leng, Hamden mayor has imposed a spending freeze for the remainder of the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  The change is being made not because the budget has been blown, but to maintain a balance budget. 

Freezes are proving to be common place in the city, with both 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 having had freezes implemented.  The mayor’s office says there will be no changes in services or operations in the city.  The fiscal year ends on the last day of June.  

Tue
07
Mar
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Rosa Delauro Speaks to Trump Concerns

Rosa DeLauro

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

On Monday night Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro spoke in Hamden to about 200 people, pointing to Trumps decisions leading to executive orders.  DeLauro said, the orders go beyond the vetting process and leads to religious discrimination.  She said during her talk, “This goes well beyond what we’ve had in the past about the vetting process that deals with dangerous criminals and keeping them out of the country. We’re all there on that but this is religious discrimination as well.”

Many citizens chimed in on their concerns of the new presidents promises and actions.  The congresswoman also voiced concerns about Trumps proposed $54 billion in cuts to Health, Humanitarian Services, Education and labor.  

Mon
06
Mar
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Balzana Leng to hold talk to Residents and Businesses in Hamden

City of Hamden

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Mayor Curt Balzana Leng is offering an open invitation to the city’s residents and business owners for the state of the town talk scheduled for 8 March in the Legislative Council Chambers at Memorial Town Hall, on Whitney Avenue in Hamden.  The Mayor will cover concerns in the area of the city financials, the town’s upcoming plans and business issues. 

The address will start at 7pm on Wednesday.  

Thu
02
Feb
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Hamden man Shots through neighbors Apartment

Hamden Shooter

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden man Brian Rago, 25, has been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.  Early Saturday afternoon police were called to a Mix Ave. apartment building after a woman reported someone had shot into her apartment. 

According to police the woman found the bullet in the ceiling of her bedroom and the bullet itself near her bed.  After an investigation authorities found the bullet was fired from Rago’s apartment through the ceiling and into her bedroom. 

He is expected to be in court on 9 February in Meriden.  He was released on her own recognizance.  

Mon
16
Jan
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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. 

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