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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 Seize Drugs, Cash, Car At Orange Home

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Mar 012019
 

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Orange Police officers served a search warrant at a private residence at 369 Manley Heights Road. The warrant was a result of a six-week long investigation into drug sales at that location.

Orange PD officers conducted controlled purchases from the residence on multiple occasions, resulting in numerous arrest warrants for Justin Mbelu.

During the execution of the search warrants, officers also encountered Jeffrey Mbelu, who was in possession of controlled substances and subsequently taken into custody and charged with three (3) felonies.

Officers served Justin Mbelu with all outstanding warrants, which resulted in thirteen (13) felony charges.

As a result of the search of the residence, officers seized 102 grams of marijuana, Oxycodone pills, 41 grams of THC wax folds, 69 cartridges of THC oil, packaging & weighing materials, $573 in cash, eight (8) cell phones, and a 2009 Audi A4.

According to police, Justin Mbelu, 19, of 369 Manley Heights, Orange was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, five counts of sale of controlled substances, and six counts of possession of controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school/daycare.

Jeffrey Mbelu, 22, also of 369 Manley Heights Road, Orange was charged with operating a drug factory, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, and possession of controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school/daycare.

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.

Orange Police: Observant Resident Reports Package Theft, Suspect Caught A Short Time Later

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Dec 192018
 

This morning, Wednesday, December 19 at 11:13 a.m, Orange Police received a call from an alert citizen who observed someone take a previously-delivered package from her neighbor’s front porch on Saybrook Road.

She was able to give officers a description of a suspect and the vehicle he was driving.

Using this information, police located the blue 2008 Chevy Cobalt in the area and the suspect attempted to elude police by first driving away and ignoring officers’ attempts to get him to stop, then by abandoning his vehicle in a parking lot and attempting to flee on foot.

Coordinated efforts by the patrol and Investigative Service Divisions allowed officers to close in on the suspect’s position, and he gave himself up shortly thereafter.

The arrestee, identified as Corey Roberts, 28, of Monroe, was taken into custody and charged with driving a motor vehicle without Insurance, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, misuse of a marker plate, third-degree criminal trespass, and four counts of sixth-degree larceny.

Officers seized his vehicle from the parking lot of a nearby business. Inside the vehicle, officers found more packages and suspected stolen items.

If you did not receive a package that your carrier or seller is claiming was delivered (since Dec. 17), contact police directly at 203-891-2130.

At this time, it appears that Roberts may have targeted the Dogwood Road and surrounding residential areas.

 

 

 

Orange Police: Man Threatened To Kill Orange Resident

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Dec 122018
 

Officers responded to a private residence on Country Lane in regards to a threatening complaint on Dec. 9 at 11:15 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Kurt Menosky, 28, of Milford had made dozens of phone calls and sent text messages to the resident at Country Lane, and during at least one of those calls threatened to kill the complainant.

Officers located Menosky at his residence in Milford, where he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening.

He was released after posting $100 bond for court on Dec. 20.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With Identity Theft

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Nov 292018
 

Orange police were dispatched to the Chase Bank, 262 Boston Post Road on a fraud impersonation complaint at 1:13 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Investigation revealed that Cynda M. Williamson, 50, of Bronx, NY, was using a fraudulent ID to cash a check that did not belong to her.

According to the report, she also provided police with a fraudulent name.

Subsequently, she was taken into custody and charged with second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation, identity theft, interfering with an officer and criminal attempt to commit fifth-degree larceny.

Williamson was held on $5,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 28.