Jun 232015

caution-road-work-ahead-temporary-signFrom the Orange PD Facebook Page

Road reconstruction continues:

Mapledale Rd – Orange Center to Derby Ave – Resurfacing
New Haven Ave. – Racebrook Rd to Dogwood Road – Resurfacing
Dogwood Rd. Cummings to Chestnut Ridge – Gas main installation

Expect closures and delays on all these routes.

Old Grassy Hill Rd and Old Tavern Rd are complete but still need center lines and stop bars so use caution.

Jun 152015

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Officers responded to the Target store, 25 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint June 5 at 11:08 p.m.

Officers learned that David Adams, 50, of 825 Morrison Ave ‪#‎12D, Bronx, NY and Arthur Richardson, 59, of an unknown address, had filled two shopping carts with vacuum cleaners, then ripped off the security tags.

The total value of the vacuum cleaners was $2,607.35.

According to the report, the two men attempted to remove the merchandise from the store without paying, but were stopped by security and detained for police.

Police said Richardson initially gave a false name to the responding officers.

Both were subsequently taken into custody and charged.

Adams was charged with conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny, attempt to commit fourth-degree larceny, and second-degree criminal trover.

He was released on $1,000 bond for court June 19.

Richardson was charged with conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny, attempt to commit fourth-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trover, and interfering with an officer.

He was held on bond for court June 8.


Jun 052015

The Orange Police Special Olympics Torch Run contingent prepares for its leg of the Route.

The Orange Police Special Olympics Torch Run contingent prepares for its leg of the Route.

This afternoon 17 people took part in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run as members of the  Orange Police Department contingent who carried the CT Special Olympics torch from the Milford Line (Raymour and Flannigan Clearance Center) to the West Haven City Line (Sam’s Club).

The group made the 3 mile run in record time and handed the torch off to the West Haven Police who wasted no time in continuing the run toward New Haven.

The run ends at the Campus of Southern Ct. State University where this years state games are being held.

The Orange PD is dedicated to the CT Special Olympics and has participated in this event for many years, and this is the largest group ever, with several new faces.

Jun 032015

Orange Police Headquarters

Orange Police Headquarters

On Tuesday, May 12, Aaron Sisson, 20, of Ansonia, surrendered himself at police headquarters at 6:47 a.m. after learning of a warrant for his arrest.

According to police, the warrant stemmed from an investigation into money missing from the former Radio Shack store, 90 Boston Post Road, where Sisson was employed.

A total of $2,803.83 reportedly was taken from the store.

Investigation led to the development of the arrestee as the suspect, and the warrant was obtained.

Sisson was charged with third-degree larceny, second-degree identity theft and criminal impersonation.

He was held on $3800 bond for court later that day.

Jun 022015

arrowhead suspectAs Orange Live reported last week, the Orange Police Department is investigating a forced residential burglary that occurred in the late afternoon on Tuesday May 26, 2015.

The suspect parked a dark grey 2004 Audi A6 Avant station wagon in the rest stop on the Northbound side of the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15).  The suspect then jumped over the fence and entered the home on Arrowhead Drive. The suspect took a jewelry box from the residence and was observed walking in a neighbors yard back toward the rest area and jumped back over the fence.

He ultimately fled in the vehicle, northbound on Route 15 at around 4:30 p.m. The lone white male suspect and the vehicle were captured on CCTV video at the Route 15 northbound rest stop.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Detective Brian Petrucelli at the Orange Police Department at 203 891-2138 refer to case 15-14644.


Arrowhead suspect vehicle

May 062015

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 3.31.30 PMOfficers responded to a disturbance complaint at 377 Boston Post Road on May 5 at 7:43 p.m. 

During the investigation, officers learned that Anthony Sliney, 26, of 84 Kneen St, Shelton had gotten into an argument with a woman at the restaurant. The argument turned physical, and he allegedly threw the woman to the ground, causing injury.

Sliney then attempted to flee the scene in his vehicle, but caused an accident before he could get away. He abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, but officers were able to catch him a short distance from the restaurant.

He was taken into custody and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace, interfering with an officer, evading the scene of a motor vehicle accident, driving without a license and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Sliney was held on $5,000 bond for court May 6.


Apr 052015

orange police duiOfficers conducting routine patrol observed a vehicle driving erratically on the Boston Post Road March 28 at 1:25 a.m.

Upon stopping the vehicle, police administered standardized roadside sobriety tests on Emily Donofrio, 27, of 2 Washington Ave, Danbury.

Donofrio was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure to obey a traffic signal.

She was released after posting $50 bond for court April 13.

Mar 232015

1517397_795532930500131_6636390117924129580_nAs Orange Live reported in a Breaking News Brief, the Webster Bank at 247 Boston Post Road, Orange was robbed today, March 23, at 4:48 p.m.

According to police, a lone white male entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller complied and the male left the branch on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

Orange Police received a hold-up alarm at 4:50 p.m.  Uniformed Patrol officers and Detectives arrived on scene and were advised that the suspect had left on foot in an unknown direction.  A canvas of the neighborhood revealed the suspect was last seen heading north on Racebrook Road on foot.  A Milford Police K-9 did a track that ended on Racebrook Road near Neenan Road.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 foot 6 inches tall, 25 years of age, wearing gray sweatpants, a light blue hooded sweatshirt, black knit cap, scarf and gray/black knit gloves and black sneakers.

The Connecticut Bankers Reward Association is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Mar 022015

GETTY_030314_FenderBenderThere have been several fender benders out there this morning, on average about 4 per hour, on roadways and parking lots.

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.

Feb 262015

police carOrange police responded to the Kohl’s store parking lot at 250 Bull Hill Lane, regarding a reported unsupervised child on Feb. 18 at 10:20 a.m.

Officers observed a three year old boy alone inside a non-running vehicle in below freezing temperatures.

His mother, Alyson Turbert, 28, of 15 Crest St #30, West Haven, returned to the vehicle after being inside the store for about 10 minutes.

She was issued a court summons for her actions.

The summons charged leaving a child under 12 unsupervised. 

Turbert was released on a promise to appear in court March 3.