The Orange Police Department is investigating break-ins at three local homes overnight as well as two cars having been entered and one stolen. All three residences are in the Argyle Road, Currier Drive, Pine Tree Drive neighborhoods. The neighborhood is off of Orange Center Road.
Police stopped the vehicle and had the driver, Michael Clark, 18, of 837 Glenbrook Road, Orange perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.
During the stop, officers reportedly saw a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Clark was subsequently taken into custody and charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving and possession of marijuana.
He was released after posting $50 bond for court April 21.
On April 6 at 2:09 a.m., patrol officers reportedly observed a vehicle make a turn on the Boston Post Road which resulted in the vehicle driving in the oncoming lanes.
Police stopped the vehicle and had the driver, Walter Guaman, 38, of 1323 Whalley Ave., New Haven, perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.
He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drinking while driving and making an unsafe lane change.
Guaman was released after posting $50 bond. He is to be in court April 14.
On Saturday, April 26, the Orange Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), has scheduled another one-day National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This event will take place in the CVS parking lot, 279 Boston Post Road. This is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted or unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
These take-back events highlight the problems related to prescription drug abuse, and give citizens an opportunity to contribute to the solution. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.
Unwanted, unused, or expired medications in our homes are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are very high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies have shown that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines, such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, can pose a potential safety and health hazard.
The Orange Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members will assist in the collection.
Just bring your unwanted drugs in a box or bag and dump them into one of the large containers provided at the site.
The DEA will bring all of Connecticut’s collected items to an undisclosed site and incinerate them.
According to the report, officers learned that the owner of a car-repair business on Indian River Road observed Michael Stallings, 57, of 73 Ogden Street, West Haven drive onto the property, enter a storage building, and take some vehicle parts valued at $800.
As Stallings drove away, the owner was able to follow him until officers arrived. He was taken into custody and charged with third-degree burglary and fifth-degree larceny.
Stallings was held on $25,000 bond for court March 6.
This morning, Amity Regional High School conducted a lockdown drill.
This was only a drill; there was no emergency in the building.
This drill was conducted in collaboration with the Woodbridge PD, Orange PD, and Connecticut State Police.
Principal Charles Britton said, “Our appreciation is extended to the officers who responded and assisted us with a successful drill. Faculty, staff and students were cooperative and attentive during the drill. At this time, school has returned to a normal schedule.”
Police served a warrant on Philip Duran, 33, of 3699 Broadbridge Road.
The warrant stemmed from a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 4, 2013.
Duran was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving with a suspended license.
He was released after posting $2,500 bond for court Feb. 25.
Upon arrival, officers learned that Susan Lucente, 45, of Davenport Ave, New Haven, had come to the door of a relative’s house, yet there was a protective order in place requiring her not to get within one hundred yards of the residents.
Lucente was subsequently taken into custody and charged with two counts of violation of a protective order.
She was held on $10,000 bond for court Feb. 13.
Officers learned that Desiray Morrison, 25, of 386 Meadowbrook Ct, West Haven had been in the restaurant and started arguing with the manager, causing a disturbance.
She was issued an infraction ticket for her actions.