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Orange Police: Woman Took And Damaged Merchandise

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Jan 182017
 

Orange police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory, 80 Boston Post Road on a reported shoplifting complaintDec. 31 at 12:43 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Dominique White, 25, of New Haven had taken $72 worth of clothing from the store without paying, damaging some of the merchandise in the process.

Store employees stopped her and retrieved the merchandise, detaining her for police.

White was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal trover. She was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 12.

Be Careful: Watch For Black Ice

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Jan 152017
 

Weather warning: Patchy black ice develops tonight into early Monday.

The snow has melted and with temperatures expected to fall below freezing across the region, the residual moisture will refreeze.

Slippery conditions are anticipated on roads and sidewalks, so proceed with extra caution, drive slowly and give yourself extra time if you have to venture out.

A Little Snow, Slippery Conditions Tonight

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Jan 142017
 

Snow will continue to fall across the region this evening. This will be light to moderate at times with snow accumulations of up to 1 inch and between 1 and 2 inches in some spots.

Temperatures are cold enough for this snow to stick to surfaces, so this will make for some slippery conditions. Motorists should drive extra carefully and slowly during these conditions.

Orange Police: Weapons Found on Shoplifting Suspect

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Jan 132017
 

 

Orange police responded to the Kohl’s store, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint Jan. 6 at 12:46 p.m.

During the investigation officers learned that Paul Riccio, 48, of West Haven selected a coffee machine valued at $280 from the shelf and removed it from its packaging. He then attempted to leave the store without paying for it. Store employees detained him for police.

Riccio was subsequently taken into custody, where officers found him in possession of two small knives after he indicated that he was not carrying any weapons.

Officers also served a warrant held by the Plainville Police Department for Violation of Probation while he was in custody for the Orange PD charges.

He was charged with sixth-degree larceny, possession of shoplifting tools, interfering with an officer and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Riccio was held on $1,000 bond for court Jan. 9.

Police: Front Lawn Joy Ride Leads To Arrest

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Jan 112017
 

Officers responded to a private residence on Garden Road in regard to a disturbance on Dec. 30 at 12:15 p.m.

According to the report, the resident there reported that someone in a pickup truck was driving over their lawn in circles. Responding officers found the suspect vehicle a short distance away.

Police reportedly learned that the driver, Edward Buffington, 27, of Lighthouse Pointe, FL, had a prior relationship with the resident, and was apparently upset over the resident’s current relationship status.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license.

Buffington was released on $500 bond for court Jan. 13.

Police: Store Manager Strikes Employee In Adult Intimates Store

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Jan 102017
 

Orange Police responded to the VIP store at 170 Boston Post Road for a reported disturbance involving store employees on Dec. 28 at 5:04 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Holly Saunders, 34, of New Havent, he manager of the store, attempted to counsel her employee, Jacqueline Ferraro, 26 of Branford, regarding her work performance.

A loud argument ensued, which later turned physical when Saunders struck Ferraro in the head.

According to the report, other store employees intervened and separated the two.

Both were subsequently taken into custody. Saunders was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Ferraro was charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Both were released on promises to appear in court Jan. 11.

Police: Gym Trainer Accused of Sexual Assault Of A Girl

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Jan 092017
 

 

On Dec. 27, at 6:02 a.m. Robert Mele, 24, of East Haven surrendered himself at police headquarters after learning of a warrant for his arrest.

The warrant stemmed from an investigation into the Mele’s actions while working as a trainer at a local gym and his relationship with female under the age of majority who was a member there.

Investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant charging third-degree sexual assault, third-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct.

 

Mele was held on $75,000 bond, for arraignment later that day.

Police Blotter: Bridgeport Woman Accused of Taking $480 worth of Merchandise without paying

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Jan 022017
 

Officers responded to the AC Moore store,210 Indian River Road, on a shoplifting complaint, Dec. 22 at 5:45 p.m.

Officers learned that the arrestee had taken various merchandise valued at a total of $480 out of the store without paying for it.

According to police,Sharifa Burnett, 31, of Bridgeport, tried to give officers a fake name during the investigation. She was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer.

Burnett was released after posting $500 bond. She was given a court date of Jan. 4.

Orange Police Lt. Craig Kuraska Retires

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Dec 312016
 

The Orange Police Department congratulated Lieutenant Craig Kuraska on his retirement Friday, Dec. 30.

Lieutenant Kuraska started his career with the Orange Police in 1996, beginning as a patrol officer. He retired as the commander of the 8-4 (daytime) patrol shift.

Friends, family, and colleagues, both current and former, gathered at the Orange Police Department to say goodbye.

We wish Craig all the best in his future endeavors.

 

Orange Police: Man Faces Larceny Charge

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Dec 272016
 

Orange Police responded to the PepBoys store at 145 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint Dec. 15 at 4:36 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Nathaniel Bratton, 30, of New Haven had taken a portable speaker valued at $19.99 out of the store without paying for it.

Officers were able to contact him and convinced him to return the item.

Bratton was subsequently charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 3.