Police continued their investigation and received information from witnesses and the public throughout the evening hours. An anonymous tip led officers to several Facebook pages where they were able to identify the suspect,Brian Gittings, 27, of 19 Trolley Bridge Road, Shelton, and the driver of the getaway car, Amy Miranti, 23, of 47 Pine Street, Trumbull.
Shelton Police Detective Chris Nugent assisted in the investigation along with members of the Shelton Police Department where the suspect was taken into custody by Orange Detectives. Both Gittings and Miranti have criminal historys.
Both were charged with third-degree robbery, fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and held on $25,000.00 bond. They will be arraigned in Derby Superior court this morning.
“This is an example of using good old fashion police work combined with today’s social media that led to the successful and quick arrests in this case. The Orange Police want to thank the public for spreading the word on yesterdays robbery and calling in leads to Investigators,” said Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo.
Lieutenant Andrew Steinbrick and Detective Brian Petrucelli led the investigation.
According to the report, the warrant for Christina Lopez, 29, of 448 Meloy Road Apt A-3, stemmed from a traffic accident on Dec. 30, 2014 that she caused, but she fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
Lopez was charged with evading responsibility at the scene of an accident.
She was released after posting $500 bond for court March 25.
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.
Born at Grace New Haven Hospital In New Haven, Miriam was a lifelong resident of New Haven and subsequently Orange.
She was the daughter of Abraham and Lena Oubin of New Haven, the sister of, the late Helen Debin. Miriam was primarily a homemaker but in her spare time she loved to spend time with her family, travel, read, and be enrolled in a variety of educational pursuits.
She is survived by her son, Robert Sahl, of Avon, CT, his wife, Rebecca, and their three children, Cassiah, Jesse, and Samuel.
Funeral services at The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven were held Thursday, (March 12) afternoon at 1:00 o’clock with interment services at The B’nai ‘Jacob Memorial Park, 200 Wintergreen Ave., New Haven.
Memorial contributions may be sent to a, charity of one’s choice.
A period of mourning will be observed at 65 Stony Corners Circle, Avon, Ct on Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 pm and on Sunday and Monday from 4:00pm thru 8:00 pm.
The event is a fundraiser to benefit the local charity SOaRINg (Saving Orange Residents In Need).
The evening promises to be a lot of fun: Local favorite Jimmy Pino Jr. and friends will provide music and Pino will be the master of ceremonies.
Gallo Wines/Connecticut Distributors will sponsor the wine tasting portion of the event.
There will be raffle prizes, silent auction items and the Meatball Challenge.
Everyone who makes the “best” meatballs around will compete for the audience vote and coveted title of Top Meatball Maker.
Admission is $20 per person and includes meatball, ziti, salad and bread — and the right to vote for the winner.
If you are one of those amazing meatball makers, or would like to contribute something to the raffle or silent auction, contact Angela at [email protected]
About the Charity
The ultimate goal of SOaRINg is to reach out and help any Orange resident that is justifiably in need.
One hundred percent of the proceeds collected by SOaRINg will be distributed to residents in need directly to residents through the Board of Directors. For more information about SOaRINg, to become involved or to make a donation, contact Debra Marino at [email protected] or at 203-298-0611.
Anyone interested in making a donation should send a check payable to Saving Orange Residents in Need and mail it to 657 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT 06477.
Originally Published on: Mar 4, 2015 @ 21:45
At 7:21 a.m. the Orange Fire Dept. responded to a rollover accident on the Wilbur Cross Parkway at Exit 58 NB (Route 34).
Initially the call came in as having injuries and needing extrication. The car was on its side down an embankment, but state police reported that the driver had gotten out of the car on his/her own.
If you are heading out, be aware of the potential for icy roadways and use caution.
Obviously, some people still don’t know how to distance themselves or control their vehicles in the snow.
Be careful out there and remember driving 101 wherever you go.
Car repairs, even from minor fender benders can be costly.
Investigation revealed that Timothy Lydon, 41, of 387 Valleybrook Road, Orange, had gotten into an argument with a female relative, and that the argument turned physical.
Lydon allegedly choked the victim and covered her face so she could not breathe.
Officers took Lydon into custody and he was subsequently charged with third-degree strangulation (a felony) and disorderly conduct.
He was held on $5,000 bonds for court later that day.