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More Break-Ins, Ten Cars In One Neighborhood

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May 242018
 

The sneaky little *$%#@!~S that have been breaking into cars in Orange struck again, this time in large volumes.

According to one resident, 10 cars were targeted on Carriage Drive on Tuesday night.

Another resident added that a few cars on Peck Lane also were “hit” last night, And one on Christian Circle last week.

Carriage Drive is located off of Nan Drive and Orange Center Road, closer to the center of town than the previously targeted neighborhoods. (Like we said, it can happen anywhere.)

Peck Lane, which runs between the Boston Post Road and Pine Tree Drive, also intersects with one of the earlier targeted roads, Currier Drive.

The interest in this subject is so strong and the cooperation we’re getting from the community is wonderful and hopefully helping others by raising awareness.

No matter where you live, remember this! Once again: “Lock your car doors. Keep valuables out of sight, or even better take them with you. And If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood don’t hesitate to call the Orange Police Department immediately at 203-891-2130.”

Once Again, Everybody, Lock Your Cars

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May 232018
 

Orange Live has already posted two separate incidents of attempted car break-ins in town, and now, there are two more complaints, but this time the offenders got into the cars.

On Tuesday, May 22, a dog on Currier Drive alerted its family to someone breaking into their car in the driveway. The wife said she is sure that the dog’s barking scared the culprits away before they could ransack the interior of the vehicle and nothing was taken. She added that nothing of value was left inside the car anyway.

Another resident said, “We are on Barton, and last week our two cars were broken into. I have it on video and I tried to catch the ‘guys.'”

Currier is one block away from Argyle where the first reported incident took place. Barton is off of Crocker, where the second incident happened.

So, just remember what the Orange Police have told us time and time again. “Lock your car doors. Keep valuables out of sight, or even better take them with you. And If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood don’t hesitate to call the Orange Police Department immediately at 203-891-2130.”

Attempted Break-In: Another Resident Comes Forward With Valuable Information

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May 212018
 

On Sunday evening Orange Live published a story about an attempted car break-in on Argyle Road.

The incident occurred at around 3 a.m. when 3 or 4 men attempted to break into a locked car in a driveway.

Almost directly across Orange Center Road on Crocker Court, another resident experienced an identical situation, six days earlier on Tuesday, May 15.

According to her account, 4 people were trying to break into the family’s cars in the driveway at around 3:30 a.m.

The perpetrators left two vehicles, one of them a large white Suburban type, idling on the street with the lights off.

“We did call the police and we have it on video,” she said.

So, with these two incidents in mind, remember to always lock your doors and take your valuables with you, or keep them out of sight.

If you see any suspicious activity or vehicles in your neighborhood, do not hesitate to call the Orange Police Department — open 24/7 — at 203-891-2130, and someone will come out to investigate and canvas the area.

WARNING: Resident Reports Attempted Early Morning Car Break-In

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May 202018
 

Thief Looking Through A Car Window.

An Argyle Road resident reported that 3 or 4 men attempted to break into her car in the “middle of the night” at around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

The vehicle was locked, as Orange police have suggested many times in the past, so they did not gain entry.

There was no damage, nor was anything stolen and police were called to the scene.

Remember, the best way to protect your home and property is to lock your doors and to keep valuables out of sight.

If by chance, you experience something like this on your property or see any suspicious vehicles or people in your neighborhood call the Orange Police Department and they will send a patrol officer out to investigate/check the area.

The phone number is 203-891-2130.

Not A Lot, But Dozens Of Orange Residents Are Powerless Tonight

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May 152018
 

There were numerous tornado warnings across the state today as a strong storm front blasted through Connecticut.

One man on Candlewood Lake in Danbury sought shelter inside his vehicle when a tree fell on it and killed him. Relatives who live in that area could not get to their home after work and reported that their neighbors’ cars were totaled by fallen trees.

Two well-known farms in Bethany were hard-hit. The historic Clovernook Farm and Locket’s Meadow on opposite ends of town seemed to get a direct hit from a possible tornado as it made its way to Hamden.

At Clovernook, one building lifted up and fell down on another, and at Locket’s Meadow, an animal rescue farm, owner Kathleen Schurman was scooping up pigs, lambs, and other small animals along with her dogs and birds and carrying them to safety in the basement of her home. Large tree limbs crashed through and damaged buildings on the property.

Orange saw its share of hail, downed power lines, and trees, but nothing like some other cities and towns, especially Brookfield, from what we’re hearing.

At 10:30 p.m., 56 UI customers were still without electricity (stemming from 9 different events in town) Deer Run Lane off of Turkey Hill Road was one area where power was out.

Hang in there everyone. The UI workers are doing their best and everybody needs to be patient during the restoration process.

 

 

Police: Three Cited On Drug Related Charges

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May 112018
 

On April 28, at 1:10 a.m., patrol officers reportedly observed a vehicle pull behind a business in the 300 block of the Boston Post Road that was closed for the evening.

According to the report, this vehicle was apparently meeting another vehicle that already was waiting in that location. When officers approached the vehicles to see why there were there, they observed drugs and drug paraphernalia inside one of the vehicles. Officers said they located marijuana, cocaine, grinders, smoking pipes, digital scales, wrapping papers and plastic bags.

According to police, Julie Ahn, 22, of Woodbridge admitted that most of these items were hers. She was taken into custody and charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a drug factory and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

She was released after posting $5,000 bond for court May 11.

Two other individuals that were present were issued infraction tickets for their actions.

Katerina P. Hasiotis, 19, of Shelton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jeffrey M. Carron, 24, of Fairfield was charged with possession of marijuana and driving a vehicle without a headlamp.

Police Blotter: Two Men Arrested After May 5 Incidents at Orange Restaurant

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May 112018
 

On Saturday, May 5, Orange Live posted a news brief about a heavy police presence at a local Mexican Restaurant during the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The Orange Police released the following information today:

Officers responded to two separate disturbance complaints on the patio at Puerto Vallarta, 377 Boston Post Road, on May 5 at 8:42 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that two separate incidents had occurred. In the first incident, Gregory B. Miller, 34, of Hamden reportedly was acting combative in the patio amongst the other patrons and knocked over the music equipment being used by the DJ performing for the crowd.

Miller was charged with breach of peace and released on a promise to appear in court on May 18.

In the second incident, William C. Corso, 35, of Wallingford reportedly had punched another patron in the head and then ran off. He was located a short distance away, where he was taken into custody and charged.

Corso was charged with breach of peace and released on a promise to appear in court on May 18.

The story doesn’t end there, additional arrests were made there that evening, but the reports have not yet been submitted. 

School Bus Struck by Car on Route 34 in Orange

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May 102018
 

A B & B School Bus (#59) serving Orange was struck by a car on Route 34 near Greenway Road and the commuter parking lot on Thursday, May 10 around 3:30 p.m.

Orange Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene.

First Selectman Jim Zeoli rushed to the area, but the traffic was gridlocked and he could not get to the site to comfort the children or others, yet, he was happy to report that no one was injured and all of the children were safely evacuated from the bus.

“Thank goodness no one was hurt,” he said.

The weather was clear and the roads were dry at the time of the crash.

 

 

UPDATE: Still Preliminary, Yet More Information On Saturday’s Incident In Orange

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May 082018
 

Here is an update from the story we published on Saturday evening regarding a large police presence at a local business on Saturday night.

Orange Police made four arrests spanning three separate incidents at a Mexican Restaurant on the Boston Post Road between 8:30 – 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 (during the Cinco de Mayo celebration).

Preliminary information revealed that three males and one female were arrested.

The reports have not yet been completed, so additional details are not being released at this time.

Orange Live will publish the full story when information becomes available.

NOTE: To the hater who accuses us of posting “click traps” on Facebook, and those who “LIKE” his snarky comments, we are simply providing the most current information about Orange events when we receive it because this is what everyone else is asking for. We do not name businesses where these incidents occurred in preliminary stories. But all of the information will be there once the OPD releases an official statement or report. — Thank You

Orange Police At Mexican Restaurant on Cinco de Mayo

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May 062018
 

We’ve seen the signs all week about the drink specials and celebrations planned at local bars and restaurants for Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May), but at least one establishment in Orange a little help was needed by the end of the evening.

A resident reported “lots of police activity” at a popular Mexican Restaurant on the Boston Post Road at around 10:55 p.m. on Saturday night.

As of 2:49 a.m., No information was yet available about the reported incident.

Orange Live will update as soon as the Orange Police Department releases something.