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Orange Police: Be Safe During The Storm

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Feb 082017
 

Orange Police Headquarters

From the Orange Police Department Facebook Page.

The Orange Police Department is reminding all residents to limit their travel during the snow storm tomorrow.

Highway crews will be out early keeping the roads clear for emergency vehicles.

Forecasters are calling for snow fall up to 1 inch an hour during the peak times which may make it difficult for crews to keep up.

Rest assured, your Police Department will remain fully staffed and ready for service through out the storm.

Reminder, when clearing private driveways and lots do not leave snow piles in the roadway. This is both dangerous and illegal.

Winter parking rules are in effect, on street parking in Orange is prohibited. Cars parked on the roadway are subject to tow.

Above all, be safe!

Orange Police: Woman Throws Drink At Car

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Jan 312017
 

Officers responded to a parking lot on Old Tavern Road on a disturbance complaint, Jan. 20 at 11:20 a.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that the two arrestees were previously known to each other, and happened upon each other in traffic.

According to the report, Towanna Rose, 28, of West Haven threw a drink at the car occupied by Lindaysha Spain, 28, of West Haven. Both vehicles then pulled into a nearby parking lot, and the two women continued their altercation in person.

Officers arrived shortly thereafter and took both into custody.

Rose was charged with second-degree breach of peace, reckless driving and throwing objects at a motor vehicle.

She was released after posting $1,000 bond for court Feb. 3.

 

Spain was charged with second-degree breach of peace and driving without a license.

She was released after posting $500 bond for court Feb. 2.

 

 

Orange Police: Man Charged With DUI Following Accident

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Jan 302017
 

On Jan. 20 at 7:42 p.m. Orange police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Old Tavern Road that included injuries.

Upon speaking to the involved drivers, officers had one of them, identified as Peter Bresh, 20, of West Haven, perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and following too close.

Bresh was released after posting $50 bond for court Feb. 2.

 

Orange Police Blotter: Adults Behaving Badly at Chuck E. Cheese

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Jan 292017
 

Officers responded to the parking lot of the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, 82 Boston Post Road in regard to a disturbance on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8:21 p.m.

Officers learned that the four adults involved in the incident were previously known to each other. There also was an adolescent present during the incident.Helga Villafane and Angelica Gonzalez started fighting at one point, and the adolescent attempted to intervene.

The adolescent was struck during the incident, and eventually all four adults became involved. All four were taken into custody and charged.

All involved parties were offered medical treatment for injuries.

According to the report, Angelica Gonzalez, 28, of Bridgeport, Helga Villafane, 35, of Waterbury, Jesus Villafane, 33, of Bridgeport, and Samuel Cruz, 38, of Waterbury all were charged with third-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor.

Each was released after posting $500 bond for court Jan. 23. 

 

Posted on the Orange PD Facebook page on Jan. 29

Police: Grease Thief Caught After Fleeing Scene

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Jan 292017
 

On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11:14 a.m., Orange police received a complaint from the owner of the Orange Ale House that he had just interrupted someone trying to steal the used cooking grease from his restaurant.

According to the report, the perpetrators fled the scene, and were involved in a car accident a short distance away in Milford.

Orange officers responded to the Milford accident scene, where they observed a large plastic storage tank partially filled with cooking grease in the back of the vehicle.

The driver,Jose Martinez, 44, of Yonkers, NY, was subsequently taken into custody and charged with attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny and simple trespass. He was released after posting $300 bond for court Feb. 7.

His accomplice fled on foot at the time of the car accident.

According to police, Martinez was charged for a similar incident in 2014.

 

Orange Police: Weapons Found on Shoplifting Suspect

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Jan 132017
 

 

Orange police responded to the Kohl’s store, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint Jan. 6 at 12:46 p.m.

During the investigation officers learned that Paul Riccio, 48, of West Haven selected a coffee machine valued at $280 from the shelf and removed it from its packaging. He then attempted to leave the store without paying for it. Store employees detained him for police.

Riccio was subsequently taken into custody, where officers found him in possession of two small knives after he indicated that he was not carrying any weapons.

Officers also served a warrant held by the Plainville Police Department for Violation of Probation while he was in custody for the Orange PD charges.

He was charged with sixth-degree larceny, possession of shoplifting tools, interfering with an officer and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Riccio was held on $1,000 bond for court Jan. 9.

Orange Police: Be Careful Out There

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Dec 162016
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300The Orange Police Department sent out the following message via Facebook. 

We are expecting the arrival of our first significant winter weather event after midnight tonight (Friday). We should see accumulating snow up through early Saturday with a change to rain mid morning Saturday.

You should expect extremely slippery conditions during the event.

Our Town and State Highway crews expect to be out all night. Travel should be kept to a minimum.

As always, do not leave plowed snow in the roadway. On street parking is prohibited and cars are subject to tow.

Orange Police: Man Charged With Identity Theft

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Nov 262016
 

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-2-34-33-pmOfficers responded to a fraud complaint at the Verizon Wireless store, 116 Boston Post Road at 2:46 p.m. on Nov. 10.

During the investigation, officers learned that Wilson Cabezas, 47, of New York City had presented identification with his own photo, but another person’s name and information in an attempt to purchase two wireless phones using the other person’s account.

Store employees recognized the transaction as fraud and contacted police.

Cabezas was charged with second-degree identity thft, criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery and criminal attempt at fourth-degree larceny.

He was held on $50,000 bond

Officer Amarone, CERT Volunteers Brave Raw Weather to Collect Unwanted Drugs

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Oct 222016
 

dsc09754The Orange Police Department once again participated in “Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Officer Robert Amarone was at the CVS, 279 Boston Post Road along with members of the Orange CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) collecting unwanted prescription medications.

This year, they withstood freezing temperatures, sporadic rainfall and wind and collected only 2.5 bags of unwanted medications. (In past years, they’ve filled as many as 6 bags)

Background:

Many teenagers and young people who abuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends or from their home medicine cabinets.

Prescription drugs pose dangers to children and others who may take them by accident or who may use them for abusive purposes. Expired drugs may have lost their effectiveness and therefore no longer be a safe and adequate treatment for the conditions for which they were prescribed.

In addition to concerns of potential poisoning, abuse or overdose, it also is important environmentally that medicines be disposed of in a proper manner rather than simply being thrown into garbage, flushed away or poured down drains, as they could contaminate water supplies and cause an environmental hazard.

All you have to do is bring your old prescriptions (bottles and all) to the drop off and place them in one of the containers. No one is allowed to touch or inspect the contents, so your privacy is guaranteed. The DEA officer will load a van with all of the bags and bring them to an undisclosed location where they will be incinerated.

Yes, folks, epi pens and old over the counter drugs also are accepted.

 

Orange Police: Stopped For Seatbelt Violation, Charged With Cocaine Possession

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Oct 122016
 

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-4-27-08-pmOrange Police patrolling on the Boston Post Road observed a driver who was not wearing a seat belt on Oct. 7 at 5:17 p.m.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers learned that the New Haven Police had an active arrest warrant for the driver, later identified as Jacqueline Lipford, 50, of West Haven.  She was detained for New Haven police.

During the search pursuant to her custody, officers located a small bag of powdered cocaine in her purse. The drugs were seized and she was charged with possession of cocaine.

After the drug charges were processed, she was turned over to New Haven PD to answer their warrant.

Lipford was released after posting $500 bond for court Oct. 7.