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New Drug Drop Box Makes Disposal of Unwanted Prescriptions Easy

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Aug 272018
 

Do you have old prescriptions taking up space in your house? Perhaps a bottle of blood pressure medication that went unused after your doctor changed the dosage or a half-empty bottle of antibiotic medicine from your child’s last bout with a cold, or maybe that expired tube of cream that the vet prescribed for your pet’s skin infection.

Instead of waiting for the semi-annual drug drop-off events in town, for your convenience, the BOW Drug / Alcohol Action Committee (BOWDAAC) donated a new prescription drug disposal receptacle that now has a permanent home in the Orange Police Department lobby.

The process is simple, just bring your old, unused or unwanted prescription medications to the OPD and drop them into the box. The box is right near the front door, so you don’t have to interact with anyone, you don’t have to empty the containers or remove the labels because once they are inside the box, they go directly into a large bag and no one else touches them or looks at them.

The drugs will be incinerated (disposed of properly) along with collections from other police departments.

Commissioner Christopher Carveth suggested circulating a flyer to the schools about the box since children’s prescriptions expire quickly and shouldn’t be left around the house.

Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for disposal:

Accepted: Prescriptions, Prescription Patches, Prescription Medications, Prescription Ointments*, Over-the-Counter Medications, Vitamins, Samples and Medications for Pets

Not Accepted: Needles (sharps), Medications from businesses or clinics, Ointments*, lotions or liquids, Thermometers, Inhalers, Hydrogen Peroxide and Aerosol cans.

ATTENTION: Did Your Child Lose A Little Friend At The Carnival?

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Aug 102018
 

A lonely little giraffe snuggle blanket was found at the Orange Firemen’s Carnival on Sunday, Aug. 5, and one Orange Police Lieutenant wants to return it to its child.

The CERT members call it a “Wubbie”, others may call it a “Blankie”, while my granddaughter would have called it a “Neigh-Neigh.”

Whatever you may call it, it’s been found and Police Lt. Heather LaRock has taken it under her wing for safe keeping until you come and get it.

As mothers (and grandmothers) we know that the loss of a special friend like this little guy can be devastating for a child, who will undoubtedly lose sleep tonight without their buddy.

If it belongs to your child, or you know whose it is, call the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130 to claim it.

The Orange Police Department is located at 314 Lambert Road, just off of the Boston Post Road (behind the Orange Fire Station #2)

Please share on Facebook, so it has a further reach than just the local area.

Police Blotter: Orange Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Risk Of Injury

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Jul 202018
 

 

On Wednesday, July 6, at 8:06 a.m., an Orange resident surrendered himself at the Orange Police Department on a warrant.

Police said the man was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a child.

He was taken into custody and charged. He was released on $10,000 bond for court July 18.

Orange Police: Congratulations, Sergeant Kingston

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Jul 032018
 

On Monday, July 2, the Orange Police Department hosted an outdoor ceremony promoting Detective Peter Kingston to the rank of sergeant.

Sergeant Kingston joined the Orange Police Department in 2005 and was initially assigned to the patrol division. Since then, he has been a Field Training Officer, a Citizen’s Academy Instructor, and a member of the Motorcycle Unit.

As an officer, Pete Kingston was assigned to the Statewide Narcotics Task Force from 2015-2017, and has been assigned to the Investigate Services Unit since 2017.

Police Commissioner Chris Carveth administered the oath of office, and Sergeant Kingston’s wife Nikki, pinned him with his badge as their children looked on.

Fallen Utility Pole Causes 3.5 Hour Road Closure

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Apr 022018
 

This morning’s weather was behind several accidents around the state. Traffic on I-95 was like a parking lot in many areas.

Locally a utility pole was down across Wheelers Farm Road. Police closed the road between Herbert and Glenwood at around 7 a.m.

The UI repaired the pole and the road was reopened around 10:30 a.m.

 

Orange PD Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Oct 152017
 

If you see Patrol Vehicle #22 around town this month, and you think it looks different…you’re right.

The Orange Police Department marked this vehicle in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and they’re hoping it reminds people to reach out to those fighting this disease already and to learn more about what they can do to help minimize their own risks.

Pictured is Community Resources Officer Carolyn Bailey with Car 22

Another Fun Fire Safety Day At Home Depot

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Oct 082017
 

On Saturday, October 7, members of the Orange Volunteer Fire Association and Orange Police Department were
on hand to help at the Fire Safety Day at Home Depot 2017.
Home Depot had fire extinguishers available for purchase and prepared a craft for the children.
Both fire and police personnel greeted the public and answered questions.
Firefighters gave children plastic fire hats and showed them their firefighting equipment and let them climb on the trucks.
This is one of the favorite public education events in which the town’s public servants participate every year.

Orange Police Try Something New Today – And You’re Invited

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Sep 052017
 

The Orange Police Department is moving into the 21st Century by offering, for the first time a live-stream swearing-in ceremony on Facebook.

Traditionally, new officers are sworn-in at the Police Headquarters in the very crowded Conference Room, and rarely are regular citizens in attendance.

Today, Sept. 5, the OPD welcomes its newest officer Makiem Miller with a LIVE swearing-in Ceremony that you can see on your smart phone, computer, tablet or laptop no matter where you are.

Just log into the Town Of Orange Police Department Facebook page at 3 p.m. for this historic occasion.

Orange Police Welcome Two New Officers

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Apr 302017
 

Chief Gagne addresses the new officers

On Friday, April 28, the Orange Police Department held a ceremony to swear-in to service its two newest officers, Brent Crawford and Christopher Ogrinc.

Both officers graduated from the Milford Police Academy on Thursday, where they were recognized for their exceptional firearms ability.

Officer Crawford is a graduate of the University of New Haven. As part of the ceremony, his father Gary, a retired sergeant with the Connecticut State Police pinned him with his badge.

Officer Ogrinc is a graduate of Housatonic Community College. His mother, Carol, a lieutenant with the New Canaan Police Department, pinned him.

Orange Police Sergeant Christopher Chiarelli Promoted To Lieutenant

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Jan 242017
 

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Sergeant Christopher Chiarelli was promoted to Lieutenant in a ceremony held at police headquarters.

Lieutenant Chiarelli joined the Orange Police Department in 2000. In his career, he has served as a patrol officer, detective, narcotics officer, and patrol sergeant. He currently leads the police department’s information technology division.

Lieutenant Chiarelli will initially be assigned to the overnight (12a-8a) patrol division.

We wish Lieutenant Chiarelli the best of luck in his new role with our agency.

— From the Orange PD Facebook Page