Hamden Police Officer Mark Gery dies

Hamden Police Officer Mark Gery dies

HAMDEN – After a long battle with cancer, Hamden Police Officer Mark Gery passed away Sunday evening. Gery retired after a 20-year career in law enforcement in 2016, a year after the Hamden Elks honored him as Police Officer of the Year. He served on the Hamden Police Department for 10 years and with the […]

Dominick Pestone, 83, of Hamden

Dominick Pestone, 83, of Hamden

Dominick Charles Pestone, 83, of Hamden, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on June 22, 1934, he was the son of late Salvatore and Angelina Pestone. He was a graduate of West Haven High School, Class of 1952. Dom was a pharmacist for over 50 years, […]

Chase between two cars ends with gunshots in Hamden

Chase between two cars ends with gunshots in Hamden

HAMDEN – Three people reported to police that the car they were in was shot up Wednesday afternoon in the area of Woodin Street. The incident began at around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, when they were parked in the lot at Putnam Place on Dixwell Avenue, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. “An individual […]

Hamden Police find “marijuana grow operation” at Whitney Avenue home

Hamden Police find “marijuana grow operation” at Whitney Avenue home

HAMDEN — Members of the Hamden Police Department Street Interdiction Team executed a search and seizure warrant at 1608 Whitney Avenue on Tuesday, where they found “a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.” Hamden Police seized 16 marijuana plants, which had a collective weight of 1,126.7 grams, and 9 THC 100mg “Gummies”, weighing 255.5 grams, according to […]

Pixie the Persian saved from electrical recliner chair

Pixie the Persian saved from electrical recliner chair

HAMDEN – A cat is recovering after getting stuck in a recliner at a residence on Vantage Road. On Feb. 6, Hamden Animal Control got a call for help at the home when the tail of Pixie, a Persian cat, became entwined between a motor and a cross bar in the electrical recliner, Hamden Police […]

Quinnipiac University to host dance marathon Feb. 24 to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Quinnipiac University to host dance marathon Feb. 24 to raise money  for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

HAMDEN – More than 1,500 Quinnipiac University students will dance the night away and raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, Feb. 24. The QTHON, a 10-hour dance marathon, starts at 2 p.m. with more than 65 teams at the Athletics and Recreation Center on Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus. Last year’s QTHON raised $218,184.83 through fundraising […]

Two men sought in Hamden market break-in

Two men sought in Hamden market break-in

HAMDEN – Police are searching for two men who allegedly broke into a State Street market in the early morning hours of Feb. 3. “On Feb. 3 at approximately 4:30a.m., Hamden Police responded to Country Food Market at 2215 State St. on the report of a burglary in progress,” police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said […]

Motor vehicle stop results in drug charges for New Haven man

Motor vehicle stop results in drug charges for New Haven man

HAMDEN – A New Haven man is facing drug charges after he was pulled over early Tuesday morning on Dixwell Avenue. Officer Andrew Lipford saw a car “commit several motor vehicle violations” while driving south on Dixwell Avenue shortly before 5 a.m., Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said in a release Tuesday night. After […]

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