The Orange Police Department is investigating break-ins at three local homes overnight as well as two cars having been entered and one stolen. All three residences are in the Argyle Road, Currier Drive, Pine Tree Drive neighborhoods. The neighborhood is off of Orange Center Road.
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.
The Orange Police Commission met on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Police Department.
Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo delivered the monthly statistics report for the month of November.
Last month, police received 2,569 calls for service. Among these were 124 medical emergencies and 131 Activated burglar alarms.
There were 109 traffic accidents, 249 motor vehicle citations issued, 2 DWI arrests, 23 fights and/or disturbances, 33 criminal arrests and 31 shoplifting/larcenies reported.
In addition, 2 burglaries were reported, one commercial and one residential.
According to Cuozzo, on Nov. 1 someone reportedly stole extension cords and scrap copper from the construction site of Aurora Foods.
An attempted residential burglary was reported on Greenway Road Nov. 27. According to the report, someone set off the burglar alarm when he or she tried to force in a door.
Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo read the following statistics for the month of October:
Orange police responded to 2,550 calls for service, which resulted in 32 criminal arrests.
The LoJack company informed Orange police that it had tracked a laptop computer reported stolen from The Marriott Hotel. Investigation led to the person in possession of the computer, who stated he’d bought it in New Haven.
Cuozzo said this is the second laptop that LoJack had found, so the software definitely works.
A robbery was reported in the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory. The victim stated he was approached by two men who stole his iPhone.
There were four residential burglaries and two commercial burglaries reported last month:
Officers responded to the parking lot of the Sprint Store, 215 Boston Post Road, on a report of several vandalized vehicles; also a late night burglary at the Orange Ale House.
The residential burglaries included an attempt on Derby-Milford Road during which the residents were awakened by the sound of breaking glass; an activated alarm on Ridge Road alerted police – nothing was taken; Jewelry was taken from a home on Wheelers Farm Road, and police arrested an individual who’d burglarized a barn on Derby-Milford Road.
Police are investigating a theft from a construction trailer on the former Findlay Property.
Also in October, officers issued 222 traffic tickets, 3 warnings and 3 parking tickets.
The Orange Police Commission met Wednesday at the Orange Police Department.
Chief Robert Gagne read the department’s statistics for the month of September.
There were 2,429 calls for service which included:
1 residential burglary
3 commercial burglaries
351 activated burglar alarms
28 criminal arrests
30 shoplifting/larceny cases
6 drunken driving arrests
84 traffic accidents
232 motor vehicle citations were issued
114 medical emergencies
Which generated 484 reports
The residential burglary occurred on Garden Road. Electronics and loose change reportedly were taken. Police had partial recovery of the stolen items and developed a suspect in the case.
On Sept. 17, there were two overnight burglaries. One at a Dunkin Donuts, where the drive-thru was used to gain entry and the second, at a Subway Restaurant, 292 Boston Post Road, where a front window was smashed.
Police said cash was taken in both incidents and there are no suspects in either case.
There is hope though, there have been several similar burglaries at Subway and Dunkin Donuts shops in three other surrounding towns.
The third burglary occurred on Sept. 18 at Orange Hills Country Club where the front door was forcibly opened.
A K-9 track led to the roadway then stopped, indicating that the suspect may have gotten into a car.
The Investigative Services Unit (ISU) is following up on this incident.
The ISU investigated the thefts of beer kegs from the Orange Ale House.
According to the report a suspect was found and allegedly admitted to six such incidents from this establishment.