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Riot Leave Hamden Cops Injured, SCSU Students Arrested

About 500 drunk Southern Connecticut State University students had allegedly gathered at a courtyard on Pine Rock Avenue when police arrived.


An early morning gathering of Southern Connecticut State University students deteriorated into a riot early Thursday morning that ended up injuring several Hamden police officers and led to the arrests of three of the students.

At about 1:30 am. Thursday police got a report of a large group gathering at 190 Pine Rock Ave., according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. 

On November 1st at approximately 1:30a.m. Hamden Police responded to the report of a large gathering at 190 Pine Rock Ave., just down the road from whereearlier in the evening a stabbing had occurred.

When officers got there, an on-duty private security officer told them that a large group of intoxicated SCSU students were in the courtyard, Smith said. Officers saw about 500 people there, and when they approached them, they began swearing at the officers and fighting them, Smith said, which led to the riot.

One altercation allegedly involved Ivan Santiago, 20, of 114 Farnham Drive, Apt. 308, New Haven, Smith said, and when a police Sergeant was trying to arrest him, Santiago allegedly punched the officer in the face, fracturing his nose. 

Santiago was charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Inciting a Riot, Interfering With a Police Officer and Breach of Peace. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bond, was transported to Meriden Superior Court today.

The Sergeant was transported to the Hospital of Saint Raphael, Smith said. 

Another Hamden Police Sergeant saw someone being beaten "while lying defenseless on the ground," Smith said.

"While [the sergeant] struggled with the person responsible, Evan Marlow, he sustained an arm injury," Smith said.

Marlow, 23, of 207 Santa Fe Avenue, Hamden, was charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Inciting a Riot, Assault in the 3rd Degree, Interfering With a Police Officer and Breach of Peace. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bond and was transported to Meriden Superior Court today.

The Sergeant also was treated at the Hospital of Saint Raphael.

Victor Moreno, 22, of 15 Botsford Street, Meriden, allegedly was swinging a golf club at two officers and was arrested, Smith said, and after he was handcuffed he escaped but was captured a short time later at his fraternity house.

Moreno was charged with Attempted Assault on a Police Officer, Interfering With a Police Officer, Inciting a Riot, Escape From Custody and Breach of Peace. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bond and was transported to Meriden Superior Court today.

"Throughout the incident, officers reported that bottles were thrown at them," Smith said. A total of 4 officers were injured in the incident.

New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University police departments assisted Hamden police, Smith said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Alegi November 01, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Interesting SCSU and not QV.
Terrapin November 02, 2012 at 12:22 AM
SCSU perhaps, but at least one of the arrestees was another overentitled brat from Spring Glen.
Elizabeth Dish November 02, 2012 at 01:02 AM
This didn't happen at SCSU, it's off campus apartments. Check your facts.
Thomas Alegi November 02, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Newspaper comments are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna read. "When officers got there, an on-duty private security officer told them that a large group of intoxicated SCSU students were in the courtyard," Off campus or on campus, "Stupid is as stupid does."
. November 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Off-campus apartments. Meaning off of SCSU campus. This happened at SCSU Elizabeth Dish. I realize that picking at words written by others is a way to make yourself feel better, but the facts are correct. If SCSU security was involved, well, you should get the picture soon enough.
Cheryl Lynne O November 10, 2012 at 04:11 AM
As a non-traditional student here at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, I was wondering why we don't have this kind of " excitement" on our campus. Then again, a fellow woman student last spring semester told me we have more pot smoking skaters than we do idiots who live to get drunk every weekend. Perhaps that is the reason, that and we have an extensive alcohol education program called NMSU WAVE~ ; this ever since two honor students[ both dudes] died in april of 2005 ; both after getting drunk as skunks at off-campus parties.
Cheryl Lynne O November 10, 2012 at 04:14 AM
yet we do have our off-campus parties; the house next to my rented cottage had huge ecstasy & beer parties nearly every night ; usually cranking until 5 AM!

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