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.

Feb 252015

1.18.09_Thermometer_21_degreesOfficers responded to the Sam’s Club parking lot, 2 Boston Post Road, regarding a reported unsupervised child, Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10:51 a.m.

Officers observed a ten year old boy alone inside a non-running vehicle on a day when the temperature was 18° F.

The boy was wearing shorts and a coat.

His mother,Maria Hernandez-Valencia, 40, of 223 Washington Ave #223, West Haven, returned to the vehicle after about twenty minutes inside the store, and she was issued a court summons for her actions.

The summons charged leaving a child under 12 unsupervised.

She was released on a promise to appear in court Feb. 23.


Feb 252015

police carOfficers conducting routine patrol observed a vehicle disregard a traffic light on Route 34, eastbound, on Feb. 22 at 11:36 a.m.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers learned it had been reported stolen in December.

The driver,Walter Oliver, 77,  of 77 Balance Rock Road, Apt 1, Seymour, was subsequently taken into custody and charged with first-degree larceny.

He was held on $75,000 bond for court Feb. 23.


Feb 032015

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Officers were dispatched to a home on Howellton Road regarding a disturbance on Jan. 29 at 2:55 a.m.

Investigation revealed that Richard Rodican, 54, of 540 Howellton Road, Orange and Aliona Alexander, 23, of 226 McKinley Ave., New Haven had gotten into an argument which later turned physical.

They were both taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct.

Rodican was released on a promise to appear in court later that day.

Alexander was held on bond for court later that day.

Jan 312015

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveOfficers were dispatched to the Burlington Coat Factory, 80 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint, Jan. 24 at 12:18 p.m.

According to the report, Radames Marrero-Garcia, 37, of 104 Hallock Ave., New Haven, was accused of taking $459.77 worth of clothing, watches and cologne from the store without paying. He reportedly ran away when store security confronted him, but officers found him nearby and took him into custody.

He was charged with sixth-degree larceny and possession of a shoplifting device.

During the investigation, officers learned that Marrero-Garcia also was wanted on a warrant from the Farmington Police Department, which was served after his Orange arrest.

He was released after posting $1,000 bond for court Feb. 9. 

Jan 222015

police carThe Orange Police Department responded to three shed burglaries over the holiday weekend.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, officers received complaints from two different residents on South Greenbrier Drive that their sheds had been forcibly entered and tools were missing.

On Monday, Jan. 19, a resident on High Ridge Road reported that his shed was entered along with a storage trailer parked next to the shed. He also lost a number of tools to the perpetrator(s).

Residents are reminded to lock up any valuable items left outside and call police if they notice any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. Residents should take inventory of valuable items in sheds and garages. Photograph the item and record purchase dates and serial numbers. Marking tools with a personal identifier, such as engraved drivers license number, will help in locating the owner of recovered property.