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Police: Be Aware of Distraction Style Burglary Attempt in Town

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Sep 302016
 

Fairlea RoadThis is an ALERT from the Orange PD Facebook Page:

The Orange Police Department is investigating an attempted distraction-style burglary which occurred on Thursday, Sept. 29 at around 5 p.m. at a private residence on Fairlea Road in Orange.

An individual described as a white male in his 30s with blonde hair wearing small, gold-framed eyeglasses knocked on the door of a Fairlea Road residence, and met with the homeowner there. It is reported that the individual spoke with a stutter.

This person stated that he was representing the Town of Orange and the State of Connecticut, and was at the residence in order to arrange for trees on the property to be cut down.

The resident became suspicious as this person was wearing clothing not suitable for tree work, and told him to leave the property. The suspect left the residence on foot. No vehicle was seen in the area.

It is suspected that this person had a nearby accomplice, and the pair was was hoping to distract the homeowner long enough for the accomplice to burglarize the residence.

Please be advised that if anyone states they are working on behalf of the Town of Orange, the State of Connecticut, or any utility company, etc, you should request identification and confirm their purpose before allowing them entry to your property.

All legitimate governmental/utility employees will carry identification and/or be in full uniform with marked vehicles.

Please report any suspicious sightings to the police department at 203-891-2130.

Bizarre Accident Behind Orange School Today

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Sep 302016
 

imagejpeg_0Police and fire personnel responded to Schoolhouse Lane behind Mary L. Tracy School this afternoon around 3 p.m. for an strange accident involving a piece of heavy equipment and a Toyota SUV.

Details are sketchy right now, but the truck (or the load it was carrying) apparently flipped while turning the corner as the SUV was driving by in the opposite direction.

As seen in this submitted photo, the heavy equipment hit the passenger side of the vehicle.

No one was injured.

Orange Police will be investigating the cause of this accident.

Communities Honor Those Who Protect and Serve

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Sep 292016
 

(Photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Road celebrated a “Blue Mass” honoring those who currently serve, or have served, in the Police and Fire departments of Orange, Milford, Woodbridge, and West Haven.

Officers and Firefighters from all four towns attended and youth from the Church presented each department with a donation.

Thank You Gentlemen and Ladies for everything you do for your respective communities. And thank you Holy Infant Church and Clergy from around town for giving them this well deserved honor.

(photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

(photo courtesy of the Orange Police Department)

Orange Police: Flee From Police, Under Arrest

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Sep 292016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-1-56-56-pmOrange Police responded to the Orange Ale House at the owner’s request, in regard to a disturbance on Sept. 16 at 10:28 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Larry Mock, 45, of Meeker, OK had gotten into an altercation with bar employees after being loud and obnoxious with patrons and had to be escorted outside.

When police arrived to investigate the disturbance, Mock tried to flee the scene. Officers caught him a short distance away. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with interfering with an officer.

He was released after posting $200 bond for court Sept. 29.

Orange Police: Woman Charged with Larceny

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Sep 292016
 

 

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-12-37-55-amOrange police responded to the Kohl’s store on Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint, Sept. 21 at 1:32 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Alisha Proto, 30, of New Haven reportedly had taken $67 worth of jewelry and cosmetics from the store without paying.

She was stopped outside the store and detained for police. Officers arrived, and she was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Proto was released after posting $100 bond, for court Oct. 5.

 

What Happened On The Wilbur Cross Today?

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Sep 282016
 

crashAround 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Wilbur Cross Parkway was at a standstill in both directions for two apparent reasons.

A short distance from exit 55B (Milford) on the Southbound side a sedan was totaled by what appeared to be ladders — in the photo I shot in passing.

While directly across the way on the Northbound side several State Police blocked traffic and took a young man into custody.

I have no information on either situation, but if you were stuck in traffic that’s what I saw when I drove by (with a State Police officer right behind me with his lights activated).

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An Opportunity To Sip and Chat With Orange’s Finest

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Sep 282016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-11-55-12-amFor decades we’ve heard about how much police officers like their coffee, well now the Orange Police Department is providing residents with a unique opportunity to share a cup of joe with them.

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Orange Police welcome you to join them at Chip’s Family Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Road, for Coffee With a Cop, where you can meet the police officers who work in your community.

Talk about anything you’d like, and get to know these fine men and women who dedicate their lives to keeping you and your family safe every day.

Two Vehicle Crash on Grassy Hill Road Monday Afternoon

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Sep 262016
 

grassy hill crashAround 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, a crash involving two vehicles on Grassy Hill Road across from Wildwood, send one truck going off the road and down an embankment.

Two ambulances responded to the scene, but no further information (including injuries) was available.

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(Photos courtesy of Cory Ziman)

Orange Man Cited For Passing A School Bus While Kids Were Exiting

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Sep 252016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-9-14-51-pmOrange police responded to a private residence on Wagon Trail in regard to a motor vehicle violation on Sept. 16 at 3:29 p.m.

According to the report, during the investigation, officers learned that Alireza Daneshfar, 51, of Orange had been observed passing a stopped school bus that was offloading children with its lights on.

Police said a witness followed Daneshfar’s car a short distance and pointed it out to officers.

Daneshfar was issued an infraction ticket, charging passing a standing school bus.

Does She Belong To You?

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Sep 252016
 

screen-shot-2016-09-25-at-8-40-03-pmIf anyone knows of anyone missing a white, female pitmix in the Woodbridge/Orange area.

This girl was found Sunday night (around 8 p.m.) on the side of Dogwood Road.

She wasn’t hit, but was very nervous and doesn’t have any tags.

She can now be found at the Milford Animal Control.

Milford Animal Control is located at 664 E. Broadway, Milford. The phone number is 203-783-3279.

The Facility is open Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.