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Orange Police Department Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Oct 082019
 

The Orange Police Department announced on its Facebook Page that its pink patrol car is ready and on the road for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In the post the police sent out a special thanks to Nu-Age Warning LLC out of Seymour for donating their time to wrap the vehicle.

Be on the lookout for this special police vehicle when you’re out and about in Orange this month.

 

Annual Health And Safety Fair Today

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Sep 272019
 

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The 18th Annual Health and Safety Fair will take place on Friday, September 27, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Admission is free.

Vendors representing all sorts of agencies will be on hand to give out information about products and services that benefit older adults.

There will be raffle prizes and refreshments.

For more information call 203-891-4784.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With DUI

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Jul 092019
 

On Friday, July 6, Orange police were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Dentree Drive at 5:33 p.m.

During the investigation, officers discovered that Barira A. Chaudhry, 25, of Hamden struck multiple vehicles and proceeded to keep driving. 

According to the report, she was having difficulties keeping her eyes open. 

Police administered Standardized Sobriety Field Tests after which Chaudhry was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

She was released on $50 bond for court July 19.

Orange Police: DUI Arrest On The Boston Post Road

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Jun 252019
 

On Sunday, June 23 at 2:08 a.m., Orange patrol officers stopped a car that did not have Its lights illuminated on the Boston Post Road at Racebrook Road.

During the stop, officers administered field sobriety tests on Tayler J. Ross, 29, of West Haven. After which she was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to insure a motor vehicle, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and driving without a license.

Ross posted a $50 bond for court July 8.

Orange Police: Stolen ATM Investigation Leads To Arrest

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Apr 222019
 

Orange Police served a warrant on a Department Of Corrections inmate who appeared in Derby Superior Court,106 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on April 15 at 10:15 a.m.

The warrant stemmed from a burglary in February of 2019 when the arrestee, identified as Christopher Dahlinger, 27 of New Haven, and an accomplice stole the ATM machine from the Courtyard Marriot Hotel on Marsh Hill Road.

The investigation led to the issuance of a warrant charging Dahlinger with second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.

Dahlinger was arraigned in court that day.

Orange Police: “Road Rage” Incident On Route 34 Leads To Arrest

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Apr 152019
 

Orange police responded to Route 34 westbound regarding a motor vehicle accident between an SUV type vehicle and a motorcycle on Saturday, April 13 at 5:23 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found the motorcycle rider had landed in the roadway and lost his helmet. He had suffered a life-threatening head injury. He was given medical treatment on scene and then transported to an area hospital.

The arrestee, later identified as Jerzy Narowski, 63, of West Haven, who was driving the SUV, left the scene.

Witnesses to the incident were able to give officers a description of the vehicle and the events that occurred. Using this information, Derby Police officers located the evading vehicle within their city and stopped it.

Orange police officers responded to Derby, where Narowski was taken into custody. Witnesses described a ‘road-rage’ situation where Narowski and the motorcycle rider reportedly were arguing with each other along Route 34. At some point, Narowski swerved his vehicle into the path of the motorcycle, but the cyclist was able to maintain travel.

The SUV swerved at the motorcycle again, striking it, causing the cyclist to lose control and be ejected from the motorcycle. The cyclist landed on the pavement, where he lost his helmet before coming to a stop.

Narowski was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, making an improper lane change, reckless driving, and evading the scene of a motor vehicle accident. He was held on $75,000 bond for court April 15.

The Orange Police Department Accident Reconstruction Team is handling this investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or the events leading up to it, is asked to contact Officer Denny Peterson at 203.891.2130 x409.

The Accident Reconstruction Team will determine whether any further charges are necessary in this incident. This summary was provided by the Orange Police Records Division, 203.891.2134 opdrecords@orange-ct.gov

UPDATE: Racebrook Crash Required Extrication, Child Escapes Injury

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Mar 282019
 

On Wednesday night, March 27 at around 10 p.m., Orange Police responded to a serious one-car motor vehicle accident on Racebrook Road (Rt. 114) near the Woodbridge town line.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2008 Toyota Rav4 was traveling southbound on Rt.114 at a high rate of speed when the 25-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed the center line into the northbound lane before leaving the roadway and crashing into a tree.

The driver suffered life-threatening injuries and the Orange Volunteer Fire Department extricated her. There also was a 6-year-old passenger in the Toyota who was able to release his restraints and get out of the vehicle with only minor injuries.

The Orange Police crash reconstruction team responded to take over the investigation. The driver’s name is not being released at this time until the Department is certain that the driver’s family has been notified.

If anyone witnessed the crash or has any further information, please contact Lt. Raymond LaPlante at 203-891-2130, RF CN #19-9162.

BREAKING NEWS: RT 34 W Shut Down

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Mar 252019
 

Route 34 Westbound is shut down near Hine’s Farm between Baldwin Road and Grassy Hill Road/Sodom Lane for a serious accident.

According to the OPD Facebook Page the road is closed due to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian, the westbound lanes of Derby Avenue (RT34) are closed at the intersection of Sodom Lane.

Traffic is being rerouted down Baldwin Road for the time being. The investigation has just begun and the westbound lanes of Derby Avenue will be closed for several hours.

One passerby who took a photo said a small car ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck. There is no information on injuries, but police are diverting traffic away from the area.

Orange Live will have more information as it becomes available.

(We chose not to use a submitted photo of the vehicle for several reasons)

Orange Police: Man Arrested For Larceny

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Jan 092019
 

On Jan. 6, at 2:03 p.m. Orange police responded to the Target Store at 25 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint.

The investigation revealed that Christopher M. Carr, 26, of Milford had taken merchandise without paying for it. He was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Carr was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 18.

Police Blotter: Man Flees From Police, Arrested and Charged

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Jan 092019
 

Orange police were called to the LL Bean Store, at 560 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint on Jan. 5 at 8:54 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Robert L. Banks, 48, of Bridgeport had allegedly stolen $1,016 in merchandise and left the store.

Officers took Banks into custody after a brief foot chase. Subsequently, he was charged with fourth-degree larceny, resisting arrest, and illegal possession of a shoplifting device.

 

According to the report, Banks posted a $1,000 surety bond and received a court date of Jan. 18.