Cop of the Week
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’
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’