Cop of the Week
by Paul Bass | Jun 30, 2017 8:16 am | Comments (8)
An already legendary 22-year-old stunt rider involved in controversial mass rides promised to keep doing wheelies and drifts and tire melts with his buddies on asphalt — but no longer on city streets.
Continue reading ‘Daredevil Comes To Terms With The Law’
by Paul Bass | Mar 17, 2017 1:58 pm | Comments (3)
In the post-midnight darkness, five cops walked side by side down Osborn Avenue hunting for a clue, any clue, that could help them find the driver who had killed a motorcyclist and then fled.
Continue reading ‘A Surprise Awaited At Mickey D’s’
by Paul Bass | Dec 16, 2016 3:01 pm | Comments (5)
Officers Bleck Joseph and Marco Correa shot each other a slight nod. The nod meant: There may be a gun in the car. Time to bring out the occupants.
Continue reading ‘On The Beat, Black + Brown = Blue’
by Paul Bass | Dec 2, 2016 3:05 pm | Comments (4)
As usual, it was Jasmine Sanders who suggested an extra lap: Let’s check out that parking lot one last time before ending our shift, she said.
As usual, it was Eric Eisenhard who responded with a shrug: OK, he said. That sounds good.
Continue reading ‘Jazz & E Hit Paydirt’
by Paul Bass | Oct 23, 2016 10:49 am | Comments (8)
The time had come for Shayna Kendall to approach the Body Master, grab the handles, pull the cables, work her triceps. She left behind the other thoughts that had occupied her mind: Her investigation of a grandfather’s sexual assault of his 11-year-old granddaughter. Or her brother’s murder. Or her cousin’s murder.
Continue reading ‘Detective Builds Cases — And Muscles’
by Paul Bass | Sep 23, 2016 2:15 pm | Comments (9)
Chad Curry knew his German Shepherd Victor was home taking a nap. He didn’t tell that to the man who was holding a gun in his hand.
Continue reading ‘When It Counted, He Knew His Line’
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 21, 2016 4:07 pm | Comments (18)
Neil Sreshta has bad luck with bikes. He’s had five bikes stolen in six years living in New Haven.
His sixth time was different, thanks to five Fair Haven and East Rock police officers.
Continue reading ‘Luck, & 5 Officers, Recover Doc’s Bike’
by Paul Bass | Aug 12, 2016 12:32 pm | Comments (7)
Officer Michael Haines knew gang members planned to hold a party in Newhallville. He knew rival gang members might show up. But he didn’t know exactly where.
Continue reading ‘Smith & Wesson Came To A “Banger” Bash’
by Paul Bass | Jul 29, 2016 1:05 pm | Comments (5)
Officer Tiffany Ortiz didn’t notice the crowd gathering on the street in the dark. She didn’t notice the upset mom.
“I had tunnel vision,” Ortiz recalled. “I was going to get on the roof” to prevent a baby from tumbling off.
Continue reading ‘“I Had To Get That Baby”’
by Paul Bass | Jun 21, 2016 3:32 pm | Comments (3)
(Updated Thursday) Orlando Crespo doesn’t want you to know his age. How he dresses. How he finds photos of criminal suspects. Where he eats lunch. What he does for fun. But he does want people to know that he would miss taking guns off New Haven’s streets with Craig Burnett.
Continue reading ‘Update: “Cap” & Crespo Will Stay On Beat’