Cop of the Week
by Paul Bass | May 20, 2016 2:40 pm | Comments (5)
The chief was in France. No one could find the assistant chiefs or the on-duty supervisors. Chanting protesters blocked traffic outside the police station, refusing to budge until someone talked to them.
Lt. Herb Sharp had an idea. He’d talk to them.
Continue reading ‘Planned Parenthood Makes A Sharp Snag’
by Paul Bass | Mar 18, 2016 2:05 pm | Comments (3)
New Haven cop Steve McMorris once climbed a pole and rescued three people trapped in a fire. This week he was the one needing help escaping deadly flames and smoke.
Continue reading ‘Rescuer Rescued’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 3, 2016 8:47 am | Comments (1)
The man had threatened to not only shoot his ex-girlfriend, but his two sisters. and a young child at the house.
Continue reading ‘An Extra Call Pays Off’
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2016 5:03 pm | Comments (2)
After a Mercedes Benz crashed into a Honda CR-V, which then crashed into a Volkswagen Passat, a 65-year-old man lay dead on Howe Street. A 12-year-old girl clung to life. And the phone rang at Rose Dell’s house.
Continue reading ‘She “Geeked” The Killer Crashers’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 19, 2016 3:01 pm | Comments (5)
Patricia Helliger’s historic promotion to the rank of captain at a celebratory City Hall ceremony Friday was not lost on her or the people she calls her “beloved community.”
Continue reading ‘Ceiling-Breaking Promotion Draws Crowd’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 27, 2015 9:34 am | Comments (8)
From the car parked in the shadow of West Rock on one-way Stone Street, the smell of marijuana drew the attention of Officers Mike Valente and Pat Bengtson.
Continue reading ‘Cops Foil Weed-Scented First Date’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 5, 2015 3:52 pm | Comments (6)
Rookie cops Monique Moore and David Santiago walk a Newhallville beat that takes them past Willie C’s Unisex Barbershop on Dixwell Avenue, where Santiago used to get his hair cut as a kid.
Continue reading ‘Rookie Cops Already Know The Turf’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 27, 2015 12:05 pm | Comments (2)
The trail started with a cell phone taken from a woman at gunpoint.
Continue reading ‘She Was All Ears’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 7, 2015 12:15 pm | Comments (4)
Caitlin Zerella was cruising the neighborhood near the intersection of Derby Avenue and Mead Street when she saw a man riding his bike on the sidewalk.
Zerella debated with herself about whether to stop him.
Continue reading ‘“D4 Princess” Circles Back’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 29, 2015 11:03 am | Comments (1)
Officer Derek Huelsman was cruising in his squad car on Day Street near George Street when he saw a white Toyota Avalon with four people in it traveling down George.
“As soon as they saw me, the two in the front,” Huelsman said, “looked as if they’d seen a ghost.”
Continue reading ‘Car Non-Chase Becomes A Foot Chase’