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Aug 122014
 

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Police Headquarters

The Orange Police work 23/7 to protect and serve the town of Orange.

Following are the statistics from the past few months.

In April police responded to:

2,594 calls for service

4 burglaries (3 residential and 1 commercial)

124 Activated burglar alarms

26 criminal arrests

20 shoplifting/larcenies

18 fights/disturbances

6 DWI arrests

59 traffic accidents

216 motor vehicle citations issued

147 medical emergencies.

In May, officers responded to:

2,705 calls for service

2 robberies

3 burglaries (2 residential, 1 commercial)

130 activated burglar alarms

36 criminal arrests

48 shoplifting/larcenies

12 fights/disturbances

5 DWI arrests

97 traffic accidents

211 motor vehicle citations issued

143 medical emergencies

In June: 

2,510 calls for service

6 commercial burglaries

127 activated burglar alarms

23 criminal arrests

18 shoplifting/larcenies

21 fights/disturbances

5 DWI arrests

74 traffic accidents

143 motor vehicle citations issued

121 medical emergencies

July’s report included the following:

2,629 calls for service

3 burglaries (2 residential, 1 commercial)

128 activated burglar alarms

25 criminal arrests

26 shoplifting/larcenies

12 fights/disturbances

4 DWI arrests

81 traffic accidents

162 motor vehicle citations issued

125 medical emergencies

Jun 252013
 

The perpetrator from the 8 of Clubs cold case has been arrested.

The perpetrator from the 8 of Clubs cold case has been arrested.

As a rule, Orange Live does not use shared items, but this one, reminiscent of the Gulf War deck of cards (which I regretfully gave away to someone) is just too interesting to pass up. I hope you find it interesting too.

A Hartford man was arrested June 14 as a result of an ongoing major investigation by state, local and federal authorities into violence in the capital city and charged in eight separate warrants including a “cold case” homicide and seven attempted murders.

The investigation was initiated more than a year ago as a result of a tip received through the cold case playing card project, which sells prison inmates decks of playing cards with information about unsolved homicides and missing persons cases.

Read the story from our News Junkie Partner HERE.

Apr 052013
 

orange police duiA SHELTON MAN was stopped on Derby Avenue (Route 34) after patrol officers reportedly observed him driving erratically on March 17 at 2:58 a.m.

According to the report, Freddy Castro, 47, of 14 Summer St. Shelton, was asked to perform standardized roadside sobriety tests, after which he was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).

Castro was released after posting $50 bond for court April 1.

 

OFFICERS RESPONDED to a report of a traffic accident on the Boston Post Road on March 17 at 8:03 p.m.

During the investigation, officers had one  of the involved drivers, Elizabeth Cutler, 43 of 10 Fox Run Road, Guilford, perform roadside sobriety tests.

She was subsequently taken into custody, charged with DUI and following too closely. She was released after posting $60 bond for court April 1.

 

INVESTIGATION INTO a motor vehicle accident on Marsh Hill Road at which one driver left the scene on March 15 at 7:53 p.m., led to the arrest of a Milford teen.

Responding officers caught up with Dakota Neumon, 18, of 228 Old Field Lane, a short distance away, and administered roadside sobriety tests, after which she was taken into custody and charged with DUI and evading the scene of an accident.

Neumon was released after posting $50 bond for court March 28.

Mar 032013
 

BEST POLICE Patch EVERPossession Charges

A Milford woman was arrested on a warrant at police headquarters March 1 at 3:30 p.m.

According to the report, te warrant stemmed from a Feb. 19 motor vehicle stop when Shannon Bennett, 35, of 55 Atwater St., was found in possession of heroin and smoking pipes.

Bennett was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released on bond.

 

Shoplifting

Orange Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop, 259 Bull Hill Lane, on a report of a shoplifter, Feb. 27 at 12:22 p.m.

When officers arrived, they learned that Lynn Kopjanski, 52, of 22 Ridge Court West #6b, West Haven was accused of taking $47.30 worth of merchandise from the store without attempting to pay.

According to police, she was stopped outside the store and detained for police.

Store security informed Orange police that Kopjanski has previously been warned that she was not allowed in the Stop & Shop after an earlier incident.

She was charged with sixth-degree larceny and simple trespass.

She was released on a promise to appear in court March 11.

Warrant Arrest

Police served a warrant against Shuresa L. Moore, 27, (no address given) at Police Headquarters on Feb. 26 at 7:50 a.m.

According to the report, the warrant stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Jan. 5, 2011 when Moore was issued a court summons for a variety of traffic charges, and then never appeared in court.

A warrant charging second-degree failure to appear in court was issued for her arrest.

Moore was held on $750 bond.

 

 

Feb 152013
 

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In January, Orange police responded to 2,958 calls for service. Among them were two burglaries, 1 commercial and 1 residential.

Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo said both incidents took place on Jan. 14.

The residential burglary was reported at 8 a.m. from a home on Peck Lane that had been unoccupied while the owners were on vacation.

The commercial burglary was reported at Roebic Laboratories Inc., 25 Connair Road. According to the report, nothing was taken.

In addition to these incidents, there were 134 activated burglar alarms and 99 medical emergencies.

On the roadways, there were 4 drunken driving arrests, 78 traffic accidents and 262 motor vehicle citations issued.

Also, 39 criminal arrests, 21 shoplifting/larcenies, and 17 fights/disturbances.

Yes, the Orange police were very busy in January.

Nov 202012
 

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Pepper Spray Assault

Officers were dispatched to the Christmas Tree Shop, 200 Indian River Road regarding an altercation between employees, Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:33 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Taquanna Douglas, 21, of 26 May Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, a store employee, approached another store employee in a break area in an aggressive manner.

During this confrontation, Douglas reportedly sprayed the other employee in the face with a pepper-spray type substance. She was subsequently taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault and released on $1,000 bond for court Nov. 26.

The victim was provided with medical attention at the scene.

 

Larceny and trespassing

A Milford man reportedly was caught removing used tires from a storage area in the rear of the Town Fair Tire store, 63 Boston Post Road, Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:17 p.m.

According to the report, officers later learned that the arrestee,  Robert Moretti, 48, of 278 Old Gate Lane, Milford, had previously been caught doing the same thing and had been warned not to return to the Town Fair Tire property in the future. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal trespass.

Moretti was released after posting $1,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 29.

Nov 132012
 

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DUI, evading, and more

Police were dispatched to Derby Avenue, on a report of a motor vehicle accident, Nov. 2 at 7:51 p.m.

According to the report, when officers arrived, one of the vehicles involved already had left the scene. Police located that car on Marsh Hill Road a short time later, and the driver,  Kenneth Phelps, 49, of 45 East Avenue, West Haven, was taken into custody.

Phelps was charged with DUI, evading the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, failure to maintain insurance, failure to renew registration, misuse of a marker plate, and failure to drive in a proper lane.

He was released on $100 bond for court Nov. 16.

 

Drunken driving

An East Haven man surrendered himself on a warrant at police headquarters on Nov. 6 at 12:16 p.m.

According to the report, the warrant stemmed from a traffic accident on Lambert Road on June 28 that caused injuries and snapped a telephone pole.

The driver, David McClure, 28, of 140 Thompson St Unit 13F, East Haven, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and failure to drive in a proper lane.

He was released on $50 bond for court Nov. 19.

 

Assault charge

A Milford woman surrendered herself at Orange Police headquarters on Nov. 7 at 10:36 a.m. after learning of a warrant for her arrest

According to police, the warrant against Holly Allen, 22, of 86 Carrington Ave., stemmed from an Oct. 14 incident on at the Orange Ale House, where the arrestee physically assaulted an employee there that she recognized as having been a rival back in high school.

Allen was charged with third-degree assault and released on a promise to appear in court Nov. 21.

 

 

Oct 282012
 

Drunken Driving

Patrol Officers responded to an erratic driving complaint Friday Oct. 19 at 11:49 p.m.

Officers located the vehicle and observed the erratic operation on Prindle Hill Road, stopped it and had the driver perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

The driver, Shannon Couden, 42, od 12 Platt St, West Haven, subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)

She was released on $50 bond for court Nov. 2.

 

DUI Warrant Arrest

On Oct. 20, at 10:25 a.m., a 34-year-old Ansonia man surrendered himself at police headquarters on a warrant stemming from a single car traffic accident that occurred on May 6.

According to the report, Eduardo Chabla, of 119 Bank St., was driving on Route 34 when he left the roadway and struck a guardrail. He then reportedly told officers at the scene that he was a passenger in the vehicle, and not the driver.

Investigation led to the issuance of a warrant charging DUI, failure to drive in a proper lane and interfering with a police investigation.

Chabla was released after posting $50 bond for court Nov. 5.

 

Aug 252012
 

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Drunken Driving

Officers were dispatched to Ironwood Way, on Aug. 20 at 7:27 a.m., where a car was stopped in the center of the roadway with the driver asleep at the wheel.

Officers woke the driver up, put the vehicle in park, and had him perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

Alex Ahmnetaj, 36, of 238 New Haven Ave, 2nd floor, Derby, was taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), driving without a license and failure to drive in a proper lane.

Ahmnetaj was released on $500 bond for court Sept. 4.

 

Reckless Driving

Police responded to a disturbance complaint on Fawn Drive Aug. 20 at 4:41 p.m.

According to the report, Brian Walsh, 26, of 1038 Garden Road, was accused of driving erratically on Fawn Drive, including driving at a neighbor who was outside.

Officers found Walsh a short distance away and took him into custody.

When in custody,Walsh reportedly refused officers’ commands and would not allow officers to fingerprint him.

He was charged with reckless driving, second-degree breach of peace, interfering with an officer and refusal to be fingerprinted. Walsh was held on $5,000 bond and brought to court for arraignment on Aug. 21

 

 

 

Aug 102012
 

Risk Of Injury

Orange police went to the Ansonia Police Department Aug. 5 at 8:17 p.m. to take custody of Crystal Gontarz, 28, of 26 South Cliff St., Ansonia, who was being detained on an unrelated matter.

According to the report, Gontarz was brought to the Orange Police Department and processed for an arrest warrant stemming from a June 12 incident, during which she was accused of causing a disruption at the Chase Bank at 262 Boston Post Road.

Gontarz reportedly was angry regarding a bank transaction, began yelling at employees inside the bank and punched a door. Once employees told her to leave, she picked trash up from the ground outside in the parking lot and threw it at the glass doors of the bank.

Throughout this incident,Gontarz was carrying a small child.

She was charged with risk of injury to a minor, breach of peace and littering. She was released on $1,000 bond for court Aug. 20.

 

Unauthorized Car Use

Orange police responded to 235 Boston Post Rd #30  at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7, regarding the unauthorized use of a vehicle.

When officers arrived, they learned that Harold Byrnes, 54, of the above address had taken a vehicle owned by the resident there and used it overnight without permission from the owner.

Police were able to return the vehicle to the owner and took Byrnes into custody.

Byrnes was charged with using a motor vehicle without permission. He was held on $500 bond for court Aug. 8.

 

Court Order Violation

Officers responded to a private residence on New England Lane, where a man was observed entering the home in violation of a protective order, Aug. 8 at 3:53 p.m.

According to police, Haichang Huang, 45, of 25 Shelton Terrace 2nd floor, New Haven

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with violation of a protective order.

Huang was held on $10,000 bond for court Aug. 9.