Hamden Police search for two armed robbers

Hamden Police search for two armed robbers

HAMDEN – Police are investigating two robberies that happened in the last week, both involving handguns. The first occurred on Dec. 7 at about 3:30 p.m. at Snack Plus, 75 Putnam Ave., where a black man robbed the store at gunpoint, making off with cigarettes and money, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. […]

Hamden Police make arrests in drugs, shoplifting cases

Hamden Police make arrests in drugs, shoplifting cases

From the Hamden Police Department: HAMDEN – Members of the Hamden Police Department Street Interdiction Team, Patrol Division and Emergency Services Unit executed a search and seizure warrant Thursday at 129 Shepard St. that was the result of a month long drug investigation. During the search of the residence, officers observed Samuel Mcelveen throw a pillow […]

Teens robbed at gunpoint in North Haven parking lot

Teens robbed at gunpoint in North Haven parking lot

NORTH HAVEN -Two teens were robbed Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Washington Avenue restaurant, according to police. The teens had just picked up a pizza from the restaurant and were in their car when they were approached by three masked people, police said. ” One of the suspects opened the driver side […]

New Haven man found dead on State Street in Hamden

New Haven man found dead on State Street in Hamden

HAMDEN – Police here are investigating the death of a New Haven man. Robert Tyson, 40, of New Haven, was found dead Saturday evening in the back of a building on State Street, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. Smith did not identify the exact address of where Tyson was found “unconscious lying on […]

Thanksgiving fire on Shepard St. in Hamden

Thanksgiving fire on Shepard St. in Hamden

  HAMDEN – Firefighters are fighting a blaze on Shepard St. in Hamden Thursday evening. The fire is located at a house off Goodrich Street in southern Hamden. It is not on Shepard Avenue. New Haven firefighters also responded to the blaze, which was under controls shortly after they arrived. There’s no word yet on […]

North Haven, Hamden to host inaugurations

North Haven, Hamden to host inaugurations

Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda will be sworn in to another two-year term after Thanksgiving. Leng’s inauguration is set for Sunday at noon in the Hamden High School auditorium. Along with the mayor, Town Clerk Vera Morrison, members of the Legislative Council and the Board of Education also […]

Hamden man shot Monday has died, police search for suspects

Hamden man shot Monday has died, police search for suspects

HAMDEN – A town teen who was found shot Monday afternoon near the Farmington Canal Trail off Dudley Street has died, according to police. Leeandre Benton, 18, was shot at about 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, police said. Officers found him “lying near the Farmington Canal Trail,” according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. Benton […]

Fire damages Valley Road home

Fire damages Valley Road home

HAMDEN – A Valley Road resident woke up from a nap Thursday afternoon to find her house was on fire, according to Hamden Fire Department officials. The department received the call of a fire at 109 Valley Road at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, according to department spokesman and Deputy Fire Chief Gary Merwede. “A caller to […]