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OPD Sponsors Special Olympics Fundraiser This Week

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May 182017
 

The Orange Police Department and Beyond Fitness are sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics CT at Peck Place School, 500 Peck Lane, Orange on Thursday, May 18 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

This Adults Only Zumba class will take place in the school gymnasium.

There is a $10 suggested donation.

Come on out, get a fun cardio workout and help a worthwhile cause.

For more information, call Lt. Heather LaRock at 203-891-2130 or Nancy Allen at 203-891-2136

Orange Police Officers find themselves at the “Right place at the right time.”

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Mar 242017
 

From the Orange Police Facebook Page:

Some might say, luck has a lot to do with success in police work. Officer James Kline and Officer Amable Colon found themselves at the right place at the right time while on patrol back in June of 2015.

Ofc. Kline had been assigned as Colon’s Field Training Officer and the two were patrolling the commercial corridor in Orange along the Boston Post Road. It was then, that Kline saw the Google Maps car pulling into the main driveway of the plaza they had been patrolling, and he decided to seize the moment.

Kline called it an exercise in “Media Relations” and “Police & the Public.” As the picture reflects as the google vehicle drove by the officers were able to give a friendly wave. Google voluntarily blurred the officers face and the cruiser plate in the photo.

Ofc. Colon would check the Google Maps site on occasion to see if the picture was used and just recently stumbled upon the image. 

Often people will stage scenes for the google photo cars, in this case is was purely being in the right place at the right time.

Orange Police Welcome New Officer

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Mar 102017
 

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Officer Garrett Vesta was sworn in to service at Orange Police Department headquarters.

Garrett is an experienced officer. He graduated the Connecticut State Police Academy in 2011 and worked with the Meriden Police Department for the last five years. After a brief training period, he will be assigned to the overnight patrol shift.

Garrett holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University. He also is a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Madison.

He and his wife Victoria reside on the Connecticut shoreline.

The Orange Police Department family wishes Officer Garrett Vesta a long and safe career with the agency.

Orange Police: Woman Arrested On Warrant

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Jan 232017
 

On Jan. 3 at 11:45 p.m., Tyiesha Sanders, 25, of East Haven surrendered herself at police headquarters after learning of a warrant for her arrest.

The warrant stemmed from a shoplifting incident on October 26, 2016 at the Ocean State Job Lot store when Sanders and an accomplice stole merchandise valued at about $110.

Investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant, which was served at police headquarters.

Sanders was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released after posting $1,000 bond, for court Jan. 17.

Officers expect to make further arrests in this case.

Orange Police: Woman Took And Damaged Merchandise

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Jan 182017
 

Orange police responded to the Burlington Coat Factory, 80 Boston Post Road on a reported shoplifting complaintDec. 31 at 12:43 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Dominique White, 25, of New Haven had taken $72 worth of clothing from the store without paying, damaging some of the merchandise in the process.

Store employees stopped her and retrieved the merchandise, detaining her for police.

White was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal trover. She was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 12.

Police: Front Lawn Joy Ride Leads To Arrest

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Jan 112017
 

Officers responded to a private residence on Garden Road in regard to a disturbance on Dec. 30 at 12:15 p.m.

According to the report, the resident there reported that someone in a pickup truck was driving over their lawn in circles. Responding officers found the suspect vehicle a short distance away.

Police reportedly learned that the driver, Edward Buffington, 27, of Lighthouse Pointe, FL, had a prior relationship with the resident, and was apparently upset over the resident’s current relationship status.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license.

Buffington was released on $500 bond for court Jan. 13.

Police: Store Manager Strikes Employee In Adult Intimates Store

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Jan 102017
 

Orange Police responded to the VIP store at 170 Boston Post Road for a reported disturbance involving store employees on Dec. 28 at 5:04 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Holly Saunders, 34, of New Havent, he manager of the store, attempted to counsel her employee, Jacqueline Ferraro, 26 of Branford, regarding her work performance.

A loud argument ensued, which later turned physical when Saunders struck Ferraro in the head.

According to the report, other store employees intervened and separated the two.

Both were subsequently taken into custody. Saunders was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Ferraro was charged with second-degree breach of peace.

Both were released on promises to appear in court Jan. 11.

Police Blotter: Bridgeport Woman Accused of Taking $480 worth of Merchandise without paying

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Jan 022017
 

Officers responded to the AC Moore store,210 Indian River Road, on a shoplifting complaint, Dec. 22 at 5:45 p.m.

Officers learned that the arrestee had taken various merchandise valued at a total of $480 out of the store without paying for it.

According to police,Sharifa Burnett, 31, of Bridgeport, tried to give officers a fake name during the investigation. She was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer.

Burnett was released after posting $500 bond. She was given a court date of Jan. 4.

Orange Police: Man Faces Larceny Charge

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Dec 272016
 

Orange Police responded to the PepBoys store at 145 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint Dec. 15 at 4:36 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Nathaniel Bratton, 30, of New Haven had taken a portable speaker valued at $19.99 out of the store without paying for it.

Officers were able to contact him and convinced him to return the item.

Bratton was subsequently charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 3.

Orange Police: Asleep At The Wheel, Man Charged With DUI

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Dec 272016
 

On Dec. 16 at 1:53 a.m., Orange Police located a vehicle sitting stationary in the intersection of Route 1 and Lambert Roads, not responding to the changing traffic light.

Officers approached the vehicle and found the driver asleep at the wheel. He was woken up and asked to perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged.

According to the report, Brian Smith, 51, of Milford [Not the former Radio Personality] was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Smith was released after posting $50 bond. He is to be in court on Jan. 3.