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Former Bank Manager Accused of Embezzling Funds In Orange

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Jul 032018
 

A former Webster Bank manager has been charged after allegedly stealing funds from his employer.

On Tuesday, John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Stephen Carbonella, 59,  of Hamden allegedly embezzled more than $850,000 in funds from Webster Bank Corporation.

Carbonella was arrested Tuesday morning and appeared in court in New Haven. He entered a plea of not guilty and was released on $200,000 bond.

Carbonella served as bank manager of the Webster Bank branch office in Orange.

According to the indictment and statements made in court, Carbonella was accused of withdrawing more than $850,000 from Webster Bank account holders’ certificates of deposit (CD) between 2003 and 2017. These withdrawals allegedly were done without the account holders’ consent.

The indictment charges Carbonella with one count of Embezzlement by a Bank Officer or Employee.

The case remains under investigation.

Orange Police: Congratulations, Sergeant Kingston

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Jul 032018
 

On Monday, July 2, the Orange Police Department hosted an outdoor ceremony promoting Detective Peter Kingston to the rank of sergeant.

Sergeant Kingston joined the Orange Police Department in 2005 and was initially assigned to the patrol division. Since then, he has been a Field Training Officer, a Citizen’s Academy Instructor, and a member of the Motorcycle Unit.

As an officer, Pete Kingston was assigned to the Statewide Narcotics Task Force from 2015-2017, and has been assigned to the Investigate Services Unit since 2017.

Police Commissioner Chris Carveth administered the oath of office, and Sergeant Kingston’s wife Nikki, pinned him with his badge as their children looked on.

Police Blotter: Resident Charged With Harassment

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Jun 092018
 

On June 4, at 12:01 p.m., Patricia Angerame, 62, of Orange, surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning of a warrant for her arrest.

According to the report, the warrant stemmed from a complaint reported in May 2018 that the complainant received harassing messages from Angerame.

Officers had previously warned Angerame to stop contacting the complainant, but she ignored those orders and contacted that person online, which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant.

Angerame was charged with second-degree harassment and released on a promise to appear in court on June 18.

Orange Police Arrest New Haven Man With Boogie Fever

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Jun 082018
 

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint at the Puerto Vallarta restaurant, 377 Boston Post Road, on June 3 at 11:15 p.m.

According to the report, officers learned that Joel Diaz, 41, of New Haven had tried to move some chairs in order to create an impromptu ‘dance floor area’ within the restaurant. When staff told him to stop moving the chairs around, Diaz reportedly became belligerent and challenged the employees to fight.

Diaz was subsequently taken into custody and charged with second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a promise to appear in court on June 18.

Orange Police/Special Olympics Torch Run Comes Through Town Today

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Jun 082018
 

file photo from the 2015 Torch Run in Orange

Members of the Orange Police Department will be running in the Special Olympics Torch Run today, Friday, June 8, beginning at 4 p.m. (Perhaps as early as 3:45 p.m.)

The Milford PD will pass off the torch at the Orange Town Line on the Boston Post Road at the Raymour and Flanagan outlet store.

Orange Runs up to the West Haven Town Line just past the Guitar Center.

Joining the Orange PD will be Denise Stein from the Orange Senior Services Department. Come out and cheer them on!

June is Dog License Month

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Jun 052018
 

Orange Town Clerk Patrick B. O’Sullivan would like to remind all owners of dogs six months or older, that June is the renewal month for dog licenses.

The costs are as follows:

Spayed Female $8.00

Unfixed Female $19.00

Neutered Male $ 8.00

Intact Male $19.00

The procedure is to either stop in at the Town Hall, Town Clerks Office Monday through Friday, or you may mail to the Town Clerks Office by enclosing:

A) Rabies vaccination certificate,

B) Neutering/Spaying certificate and

C) Check payable to the Town Clerk and

D) Self-addressed, stamped envelope; both certificates will be returned.

It is the responsibility of all dog owners to license their dogs in the month of June each year. Please note that after June 30th, there is a state-mandated $1.00 per month penalty for unlicensed dogs.

If you have any questions, contact your Town Clerk at 203-891-4730.

Police Blotter: Officers Arrest Waterbury Man in Connection To Some Recent Car Break-Ins

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Jun 012018
 

On Tuesday, May 29, Orange Patrol Officers reportedly saw a vehicle parked while running off the side of the street on Dogwood Road at 1:56 a.m. Aware of recent car burglaries, officers made a motor vehicle stop.

According to the report, the vehicle was occupied by five people, including the arrestee, Juan Lozada, 24, of Waterbury, who was the driver.

During the stop, police searched the vehicle and found a moderate amount of marijuana, packaging and weighing equipment, a loaded handgun, a number of car keys/fobs, a set of license plates, and $528 in cash.

The license plates were determined to have come from a car recently stolen from Watertown. One of the key fobs belonged to a car that had been entered the previous night on Riverside Drive.

A juvenile who was a passenger in the car was found to have a small amount of marijuana in his possession. When questioned he gave a false name.

The boy, who is not being identified due to his age, was charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana and interfering with police.

He is to be in Juvenile Court on June 4.

Lozada was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, sixth-degree larceny, driving without insurance, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and illegal possession of a license plate.

He was held on $10,000 bond.

None of the other passengers in the vehicle were arrested.

 

 

An Escalation: Car Stolen, Crashed Nearby

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Jun 012018
 

A resident reported that a car was stolen on Ridge Road Thursday night (May 31) and the thieves later crashed it on Wheelers Farm Road.

According to the Orange Police, in almost ALL of the recent cases of car break-ins or thefts, the perpetrator(s) skip the cars that are locked.

“Don’t become a victim, lock your vehicle, and keep valuables out of sight.”

O.V.F.D. Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast Scheduled

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May 312018
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 19th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road. Orange.

Enjoy scrambled eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, potato patties and all you can eat “Chip’s” pancakes prepared for you by the Orange Volunteer Firefighters. Orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea also will be served.

Prices are $8.00 for Adults, Children ages 6-12: $6.00. Age 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Save $1.00 per person by purchasing advance tickets from any auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc. 286 Boston Post Road, Orange.

All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The cost has been the same for many years. So come on out and help the OVFD!

For further information, contact Lynn Knight @ 203-795- 5882, e-mail: lmk415@yahoo.com or visit the website at www.orangevfd.com

Orange Volunteer Firefighters Honor Their Own On Memorial Day

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May 292018
 

Every year, members of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department gather on the town green after the Memorial Day Parade and honor the men who served in the department and have since passed away.

The only thing that was different this year is that the parade was canceled due to rain. But, as we all know the OVFD is on duty 24/7/365 and a little drizzle won’t stop them from carrying out a mission.

A smaller that usual group of firefighters made its way to the firefighter’s memorial at the far end of the green following the Memorial Day Ceremony inside the High Plains Community Center.

Under the command of new Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas, they all stood quietly and listened as Dumas and Deputy Chief Charles Sherwood read the names of the late members.

The men placed a wreath at the memorial stone, then returned to Station 1 on Orange Center Road.