• Hamden Police Jan 17

    Police Identify Shooting Victim Found Dead in Car on Hamden Street

    Police have identified the man who was found shot to death in a car in Hamden over the weekend. Herman Bellamy, 22, of Hamden was found dead in a car on Fairview Avenue near Arch Street around 10:45 p.m. Saturday. During their investigation, police determined a second person, 19-year-old Charles Hill, of New Haven, was in the car with Bellamy…

  • Hamden Police Jan 14

    Hamden Police Search for Driver After Hit-and-Run

    Hamden Police are looking for the driver who fled the scene after a hit-and-run that left a 64-year-old woman with serious injuries. The vehicle was described as a newer model, dark-colored sedan. Police said the vehicle would have front-end damage and might have a broken windshield. The incident happened at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Police responded to the intersection…

  • Hamden Police Jan 11

    14- Year Old-Charged in Hamden Shots Fired Incident Last May

    A 14- year- old from Meriden has been charged in connection with a shooting in Hamden last year. Hamden Police responded to the area of Woodin Street and Pine Rock Avenue on May 5, 2021, after shots had been reported.  Officers found two vehicles that were in a collision at the intersection. Police say one vehicle had been struck multiple…

  • Hamden Dec 10, 2021

    Forum Focuses on Safety Concerns at Hamden High School

    There are calls for change after students and staff have dealt with violence and threats involving Hamden High School recently. The school was shut down for days and reopened this week with increased security. “Why is this happening in our community?” asked one student at the forum Thursday. At the event, students and parents spoke out about safety concerns at…

  • Hamden Nov 1, 2021

    Hamden Increases Halloween Patrols Following Recent Shootings

    A series of shootings has left people on edge in Hamden, and as police search for those responsible, they promised extra patrols to help make sure trick-or-treaters stayed safe. “We’ve really had an all hands on deck approach over the course of the weekend to try to show that Hamden Police is out and their eyes are open and...

  • Hamden Nov 1, 2021

    More Police Patrols After Recent Gun Violence in Hamden

    Hamden Police is increasing patrol this Halloween in response to an uptick in gun violence over the past several days.

  • halloween safety Oct 30, 2021

    Staying Safe This Halloween Amid the Pandemic

    Police are reminding people how to stay safe this year amid the pandemic.

  • Hamden Oct 31, 2021

    Hamden Police Ramps Up Patrol This Halloween Due to Uptick in Gun Violence

    Hamden Police is increasing patrol this Halloween in response to an uptick in gun violence over the past several days. Officials said they’re expanding their Halloween operational plan to the remainder of the weekend in direct response to the recent uptick in violence. The ramped-up efforts will include bicycle patrols, motorcycle units and further deployment of the Crime Deterrent...

  • Hamden Sep 20, 2021

    Hamden 911 System Operating Again After Outage

    The 911 system in Hamden was unavailable for part of Monday afternoon. The police department experienced an interruption to its telephone services, including 911, according to police officials. All 911 calls were rerouted to the New Haven Police Department, which dispatched Hamden emergency personnel to any emergency calls that came in during the outage. The 911 system and all phone…

  • Hamden Police Aug 19, 2021

    Police Investigating Gunfire In Hamden

    Hamden police are currently investigating after receiving a shots fired report Thursday morning. At 3:10 a.m., Hamden police responded to the area of Arch Street and Dixwell Avenue for a report of shots fired. According to police, a passenger in a white BMW SUV that was stopped at an intersection traffic light got out of the car and fired several…

  • Hamden Mar 10, 2021

    Number of Pedestrians Hit By Cars Up By 10% In Hamden

    Dixwell Avenue is the main artery between New Haven and Hamden. Thousands of cars travel that road each day, and according to recent data, pedestrians need to use extra caution.

  • Hamden Mar 10, 2021

    Crashes Involving Pedestrians Are on the Rise in Hamden: Police

    Hamden Police said they have new data that shows crashes involving pedestrians are on the rise.

  • quinnipiac university Feb 27, 2021

    Quinnipiac Student Assaulted Roommate While He Was Sleeping: Police

    Police are investigating after a Quinnipiac University student allegedly assaulted his roommate in his sleep early Friday morning, according to Hamden police. Officials said the incident happened at approximately 3:10 a.m. on 275 Mount Carmel Ave. Officers with the Hamden Police Department and Quinnipiac Public Safety responded to a report of a possible fight between two roommates. When police arrived,…

  • Hamden Feb 26, 2021

    Man Struck by Car in Hamden Has Died: Police

    A man who was struck by a car in Hamden Thursday evening has died, police said. Police said 65-year-old Calvin Washington, of Hamden, was struck around 6 p.m. at Dixwell Avenue and James Street. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Police said a 38-year-old Middletown resident was driving the vehicle…

  • Hamden Nov 29, 2020

    One Taken to the Hospital After Hamden Armed Robbery

    One person was taken to the hospital after being shot during an armed robbery in Hamden Friday afternoon. Hamden police said they received a call on Friday at approximately 4:30 p.m. from New Haven police regarding a gunshot victim who was being treated at Yale New Haven Hospital. The person was reportedly shot in Hamden during an armed robbery, officials…

  • Hamden Oct 29, 2020

    Man Dead After Hamden Car Crash

    A man has died after a serious car crash in Hamden on Thursday, police said. The accident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the 700 block of Shepard Avenue, according to police. Police said Russell Riccio, 87, was driving northbound on Shepard Avenue when he hit another car that was traveling southbound. The car Riccio hit was operated by a…

  • Hamden Sep 15, 2020

    Man Stabbed Relative in Hamden Home: Police

    Police say a Hamden man stabbed a relative in a home on Weybosset Street on Sunday night. Officers responded to the home around 10:45 p.m. Sunday and found the victim in a bedroom suffering from multiple stab wounds. She suffered injuries to her neck, stomach, arms, and legs, according to police. She was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital and…

  • new haven Aug 24, 2020

    Off-Duty Firefighter Shot in New Haven

    An off-duty firefighter who was shot while walking near his house in New Haven Saturday night remained hospitalized as of Sunday morning, according to police. The incident happened at approximately 7:15 p.m. outside a residence on Shelton Avenue between Read Street and the Hamden town line near Goodrich Street, police said. Police said the 28-year-old was transported to Yale New…

  • Hamden May 18, 2020

    Man Accused of Trying to Spit on Hamden Police After Claiming He Had COVID-19

    Hamden police have arrested a man who is accused of attempting to spit on an officer after claiming he was infected with coronavirus on Saturday. An officer was working at Stop and Shop on Dixwell Avenue when he was approached by a loss prevention officer who informed him of a potential shoplifter, police said. The police officer detained the suspected…

  • Hamden Apr 27, 2020

    Man Broke Into Home, Assaulted Homeowner Then Damaged Vehicle, Assaulted Owner in Hamden: PD

    Hamden police have arrested a man who is accused of breaking into a home and assaulting the homeowner before damaging a vehicle and assaulting the vehicle’s owner on Saturday. Officers were called to a home on Park Road around 4:15 p.m. after getting a report of a fight in progress. Police said they were advised that someone had forcibly...

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