Apr 142014
Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

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 first responded to a residence on Argyle Rd at 4:45 a.m., where a resident was awakened by shattering glass. Unknown subjects had thrown a large rock through a glass rear door and entered the kitchen, stealing an electronic device, and immediately left.
Detectives found several other windows and doors had been tampered with in an attempt to gain access.  The Department then received a call from a resident of Currier Drive who related that his rear glass door was broken, however no access was gained.
While at that investigation,  a neighbor walked up and advised that his garage had been entered, Officers are still determining what was taken.  A resident reported that two unlocked vehicles in their driveway had been gone through, although nothing was taken.  Police then received a report of a vehicle stolen from a driveway on David Court.  The 2005 Nissan Altima was taken sometime during the overnight hours.  The owner had left the keys in the center console of the unlocked vehicle.
A canvass of the neighborhood residents revealed that an  “Squarish” SUV was seen driving slowly in the neighborhood being followed by a small sedan with its lights out just before the first report was received.
All residents are reminded lock their cars and remove valuables during the overnight hours.  Leaving outside lights on during overnight hours can also be helpful,  Residents should not hesitate to report suspicious activity to police at 203-891-2130.
Detectives from the Orange Police Department processed the scenes and the car was entered as stolen.   Anyone who may have information is asked to call Detective Brian Petrucelli at 203-891-2138
Apr 142014
LakeA tentative Identification has been made on the body that was pulled out of Lake Wepawaug on Saturday.
Orange Police are awaiting confirmation from the Medical Examiner’s office, who has ruled the death a drowning.  No foul play is suspected.  Deceased is not an Orange Resident.
Investigation is ongoing
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mike Morrin at 203-891-2138.
Apr 142014

BEST POLICE Patch EVEROfficers investigating the domestic incident on Wagon Trail on April 6 at 2:40 a.m., observed a vehicle drive at a high rate of speed down the road and lose control near Broadview 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.



Apr 122014

orange police duiDrinking while driving

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.  


Apr 112014

drugs-300x224For the past three years the town of Orange has participated in Drug Take Back Day with great success.

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.

Mar 082014

Police Blotter Logo thx DavePolice responded to a burglary in progress complaint at 321 Indian River Road on Wednesday, March 5 at 11:18 a.m.

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.


Feb 242014
The halls of Amity High School.

The halls of Amity High School.

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.”


Feb 192014

orange police duiA Stratford man surrendered himself at police headquarters at 5:55 p.m. Feb. 12.

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.


Feb 182014

Police Blotter Logo thx DavePolice responded to a private residence on Turkey Hill Road regarding an unwanted person on Feb. 11 at 2:50 p.m.

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.


Feb 172014

police carPolice were dispatched to McDonald’s Restaurant, 57 Boston Post Road, on a disturbance complaint Feb. 8 at 11:51 a.m.

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.



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