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Police: Copper Piping Stolen From Three Vacant Homes

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Mar 142015
 

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

At this week’s Police Commissioner’s meeting, Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo presented the monthly reports for the month of February.

Along with two commercial burglaries posted here this week, there also were three residential burglaries reported.

In all three incidents, copper piping was stolen from vacant homes between Feb. 13 – 18.

Officers responded to a vacant house on Peck Lane that is available for sale for a reported burglary on Feb. 13 at 7:40 p.m.

Investigation revealed that a realtor from Coldwell Banker had come to show the house to prospective buyers when she noticed that someone had forcibly entered the home and removed copper piping from the basement area.

Officers responded to a vacant house on Derby-Milford Road that is available for sale for a reported burglary on Feb. 18 at 10:25 a.m.

Officers learned that someone from the management company (West Shore Realty) had come by to prepare the house for prospective buyers when it was noticed that someone had forcibly entered the home and removed copper piping from the basement area.

Later that day at 1:19 p.m., police were called to another vacant house available for sale, this time on Derby Avenue, for a reported burglary.

Through their investigation, officers learned that a neighbor had observed that someone had forcibly entered the home and was in the process of removing copper piping from the basement area.

The perpetrators fled the area prior to officers’ arrival.

Notes In A Nutshell: Orange Police Commission – Change on Derby Milford Road

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Feb 112015
 

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 11.53.48 PMThe Orange Police Commission met at Police Headquarters Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Derby-Milford Road

In October, Orange Live reported that both the Derby and Orange Police departments sent letters to the state requesting a study be done on Derby-Milford Road to ban thru truck traffic.

It’s been four months, but at this week’s meeting, Police Chief Robert Gagne told the commissioners that their request has been approved by the state — Derby-Milford Road will no longer have thru truck traffic.

The commission voted to go forward with having the Highway Department install signs on Derby-Milford Road ASAP.

Burglaries

Asst. Chief Tony Cuozzo said the department had a busy January with several shed break-ins in the North West area of town (the Greenbriers and High Ridge section).

Tools and other items were taken in the burglaries.

Cuozzo added that two vacant homes that are set back from the road were burglarized as well, and copper pipes were stolen.

“MUCK” Reporting Forms

The Orange Police Department began utilizing the DOT MMUCC  Crash Data Collection Initiative, which Cuozzo describes as doing reports by answering a series of common questions similar to Turbo Tax.

“It’s 6-7 pages long instead of the basic 2 page report, but it is detailed and the state is happy with what Orange Police have turned in so far,” Cuozzo said. “The Department turned in 79 of these accident forms in January.”

Department Expenditures

• On Jan. 5, Orange Police paid a fee to use the training simulator at the Milford Police Department.

• Sgt. Jose Taverner will go to an administrative training course.

• Orange has software that gets detailed information on stolen items. New Haven uses the system and hopes that other regional departments also will use it.

• Officers Scott and Klein are going to a “train the trainer” class on “Fair and Impartial Policing.”

• The hallway outside the police meeting room is lined with boxes containing new AEDs for all of the police cars in the Orange fleet.

• With more female officers in the department, there was a need to install new lockers in the women’s locker room.

Taser• Updated tasers are now required per state statute. All but a couple of officers have been re-trained in taser use.

• The patrol and dispatch overtime budget is in the red, but Gagne is working it out with the Finance Department.

• Gagne met with the Board of Finance on Feb. 6 to discuss the department’s needs for the 2015-16 budget. The requests total about a half of a percent, so he believes their requests will be approved.

• Capital Planning – the radio project was approved.

• Officer Amarone has been doing a wonderful job with DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and this week all three of the grammar school’s DARE classes are graduating.

2016 Marks 20 years of teaching DARE in Orange