Cop of the Week
by Thomas MacMillan | Mar 24, 2014 3:12 pm | Comments (7)
At 10:40 a.m., Officer Jeremie Elliott warned a class of teenage boys that touching a girl’s butt can be a felony. An hour later, he talked to girls about sexting and child pornography. Between classes, he reminded a boy that he shouldn’t be walking down the hall with his arm draped over female classmate.
by Paul Bass | Mar 7, 2014 3:33 pm
Michael, a wanted man carrying a loaded stolen gun, got to meet six of his new Dwight neighbors at once, in a back alley. Unfortunately for him, they were six rookie cops.
by Paul Bass | Feb 21, 2014 5:00 pm | Comments (2)
Caitlin Zerella knew that parked car looked fishy. She didn’t know a suspected double-murderer was behind the wheel, a fugitive who’d been hiding in plain sight.
by Paul Bass | Jan 17, 2014 4:44 pm | Comments (10)
It was shaping up as a quiet, frigid night on the beat for Officers Michael Haines and Brendan Borer. Then they caught a whiff of some aromatic fumes issuing from a parked Honda Accord.
by Paul Bass | Jan 10, 2014 5:16 pm | Comments (5)
Ten guns disappeared from a late NRA instructor’s safe. A year later, one of those guns reemerged inside the sleeve of a sweatshirted man running down a downtown alley away from Tom Glynn and Matt Williams.
by Cora Lewis | Dec 20, 2013 3:22 pm | Comments (4)
Three young men sat in a Chevy Malibu parked illegally outside an abandoned house. One made a cell phone call.
“Can you get your fucking ass down here?” he said into the phone. “These fucking cops are fucking harassing us.”
by Paul Bass | Dec 17, 2013 10:03 pm | Comments (2)
One moment Michael Fumiatti was chasing a quad driver who tried to run him down Tuesday evening—then moments later found himself helping bring a baby boy into the world.
by Paul Bass | Dec 3, 2013 5:19 pm | Comments (1)
A 5-year-old girl in Fair Haven called 911 to report that her father was drunk and abusive. She would make more such calls in years to come—and get to know and admire New Haven’s cops.
Twenty-six years later, that girl has grown into one of the city’s fastest-rising cops herself, one of two who will make history this week. On the job she has found herself talking to a new generation of children with abusive fathers.
by Paul Bass | Sep 20, 2013 11:04 am | Comments (11)
Ryan Przybylski figured he’d be breaking up a fight among drunks when the bars let out. He didn’t anticipate a gunshot going off right behind his head.
by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 23, 2013 2:41 pm | Comments (4)
Rookies Elizabeth White and Allyn Wright arrived first at the scene of an attempted pizzeria robbery. When other cops arrived moments later, the duo told them to keep moving to Rock Creek Road. White and Wright had already figured out who did the crime—and where to find him.