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.

Jan 172015

handcuffsOrange police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Kohl’s, 250 Bull Hill Lane, Jan. 2 at 8:09 p.m. at which the suspect was in custody in the security office.

According to the report, Sky Winwood, 27, of 323 Washington Ave., West Haven, was accused of taking $366 worth of clothing and perfume into the fitting room where she allegedly removed all the sales tags and then hid the items in a baby stroller carrying her son.

Police learned that Winwood then left the store without attempting to pay for any of the merchandise and was stopped by store security personnel.

Winwood was detained for police and subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and risk of injury to a minor.

While officers were handling Sky Winwood’s shoplifting incident, they learned that her twin sister, Free Winwood, same age and address, was in the store attempting to get a refund for a pair of jeans that she hadn’t paid for.

Police found Free at the customer service desk just after receiving the refund.

She reportedly admitted that she had stolen the jeans, and was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

The sisters were released on promises to appear in court Jan. 16.