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Police: Teen Charged With Evading Responsibility

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Jan 272016
 

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On Sunday, Jan. 17, Officers managing the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Bull Hill Lane were present when a second accident occurred at that location at 1:31 p.m.

One of the drivers involved in the second accident, identified as Roberto Boria, 19, of 514 Jones Hill Road, West Haven, attempted to flee the scene, but one of the officers assigned to the original accident stopped him a very short distance away.

Boria was subsequently taken into custody and charged with evading responsibility of a motor vehicle accident, following too closely and distracted driving.

He was released after posting $50 bond for court Feb. 1.

 

 

Orange Police: Warrants Served At PD HQ

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Jan 272016
 

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveOrange police recently served two warrants:

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Tyisha Howard, 22, of 75 Seneca Road, New Haven, surrendered herself at Police Headquarters 314 Lambert Road at 7:04 a.m. after learning of a warrant for her arrest.

The warrant, for first-degree failure to appear in court, stemmed from a shoplifting incident at the Kohl’s store on August 29, 2015, but Howard failed to answer in court.

She was subsequently taken into custody, charged and held for arraignment.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, Chavis Goldson, 27, of 40 Button St 1st floor, New Haven, surrendered himself at Police Headquarters at 5:06 p.m. after learning of a warrant for his arrest.

The warrant, for second-degree failure to appear in court, stemmed from motor vehicle charges that originated from a traffic stop in July of 2015, but Goldson failed to answer in court.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged.

He was released after posting $500 bond for court Feb. 2.

Orange Police: Duo Accused of Injuring Owner During Auto Repossession

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Jan 192016
 

11140324_925847407468682_3975511288199118834_nOn Friday, Jan. 15 at 1:17 p.m. Orange police responded to the parking lot of the Applebee’s Restaurant at 526 Boston Post Road in regard to a disturbance.

During the investigation, officers learned that Elizabeth Vinall, 36, of 469 Center St, Wallingford, and Ralph Iavarona Jr, 46, of 17 Apple St, Wallingford, are tow truck drivers affiliated with Cheap Auto Rental in Wallingford who attempted to repossess a vehicle that was parked in the lot.

The owner of the vehicle works in a nearby business. When the car owner saw what was happening, she ran outside to stop the car from being taken.

During the altercation, Vinall got into the car that was due to be 12439129_925847410802015_1560994717805176899_nrepossessed and tried to drive away, striking the car’s owner in the process.

When Vinall could not drive the car away from the scene, Iavarona pulled up with a tow truck in order to tow the car away, but he ran over the car owner’s foot in the process.

Both repossession employees were taken into custody and charged for their actions. The car owner was given medical treatment for her injuries.

Both Vinall and Iavarona were charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.

They were released after posting $1,000 bond  each for court Jan. 29.

Orange Police: Two Men Flee Scene of Car Accident

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Dec 302015
 

1910161_916461955073894_1867611092362224813_nOfficers responded to the scene of a one-car accident on Dogwood Road at 11:31 p.m. on Dec. 29.

The vehicle had struck and broken the wires supporting a utility pole. No drivers or passengers from the car could be found in the immediate area. Witnesses described two men seen walking away from the crash.

Officers conducted a dog track to find these two individuals, concerned that they could have been injured. While officers were investigating, Kurt Menosky, 25, of 115 Baker St, West Haven came to the scene. He stated that ‘a friend’ had called him and informed him about the accident.

Officers observed that Menosky fit the description provided by the witnesses.

When officers questioned him, Menosky admitted he had been driving at the time of the crash, and that he and his passenger, Michael Harmann, 40, of 112 North 12th Street, Wilmington, NC, fled the scene.

Officers subsequently took Menosky into custody. He was charged with interfering with an officer’s investigation, evading the scene of an accident and failure to drive right.

He was released after posting $1,000 bond for court Jan. 13, 2016.

It was determined that Harmann was wanted by the Connecticut State Police. He was detained and later turned over to them.

 

Police Warn: Lock Your Cars

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Dec 282015
 

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Here we go again. Police are reminding residents to lock their cars when they are unattended.

This weekend, some person or persons went through several unlocked cars on Northwood and Ox Yolk.

According to police, one Northwood resident saw a suspect run toward Garden Road after entering his/her vehicle.

A police K9 tracked the suspect but lost the scent as it appears he/she left the area in a waiting vehicle.

Residents who read this post added that there also were incidents in the Tyler City Road and Smith Farm Road areas.

Nothing was reported missing.

Orange Police: Orange K9 Team Assists in Drug Bust

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Dec 192015
 

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Good Boy Trent! Nice Job Mary.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Officer Mary Bernegger and her narcotics K-9 Trent assisted the Naugatuck Police Department with a search and seizure warrant in their town.

The Naugatuck Police were investigating drug sales occurring from within a private residence. The police suspected one of the residents of selling both prescription and illegal narcotics in and around the residence, and also at a school that backs up to the suspects’ property.

The officers performed the search during the daytime hours on Dec. 16, to ensure that a nine-year old autistic child who resided with the suspects would not be present when officers arrived. A representative from the Department of Children and Families was on-scene during the incident to manage the situation regarding the juvenile.

12391779_909941199059303_5724825452051431749_nOfficers seized a large quantity of drugs and money during the raid, along with drug paraphernalia, a facsimile firearm, and a machete. Police arrested two adults, one regarding the drug sales and the other for charges related to the incident..

Pictured are Officer Bernegger with K-9 Trent in front of the seized items.

You are looking at $3,670 in cash, 29 grams of cocaine, 160.5 grams of marijuana, 90 Xanax pills, 6.5 Oxycontin pills, 4 tabs of LSD, the weapons mentioned above, drug packaging and paraphernalia, and a safe where much of this was kept.

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The Joy of Sharing: Orange Police Participate in Shop With A Cop Program

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Dec 022015
 

12346352_902601883126568_915576403331727882_nOn Tuesday Dec. 1, Members of the Orange Police Department participated in the Shop With A Cop program sponsored by the REACH Foundation at the AMF Lanes and Target in Milford.

Officers from all along the shoreline participated, including Lt. Max Martins, Detectives Mike Kosh, Harry Burke and Brian Petrucelli along with Officers Sean Murphy and Mike Luzzi from the OPD.

The kids and officers were treated to a round of bowling, a visit from the Southern CT. State University Basketball team and, of course, Santa Claus himself!

Each child received a gift card from Target to purchase items for themselves and their families.

This is the second year Orange has participated in the event. Lt. Martins said it was one of the most rewarding programs he has been involved with.

All of us here are happy to support such worth while programs.

— The Orange Police shared this on its Facebook Page.

Note: An Orange Live reader whose children participated said, “They are still talking about it.”

Police: Woman Charged With DUI

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Nov 292015
 

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveOrange police responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Grassy Hill Road, Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:49 p.m.

During the investigation, officers had one of the drivers, Lauren Malski, 30, of 42 Carriage Crossing Lane, Middletown perform standardized roadside sobriety tests. She was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and following too closely.

She was released after posting $50 bond for court Dec. 9.

 

Police: Man Crashes Car, Charged with DUI

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Nov 282015
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300 4.30.39 PMPolice responded to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on Dogburn Road on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 2:13 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers saw a vehicle that had struck a utility pole and the driver, Ron Spear Zuleta, 42, of 135 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, standing outside of the car.

During the investigation, officers had Zuleta perform standardized roadside sobriety tests. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), failure to maintain a proper land, traveling too fast for conditions.

 

He was released after posting $250 bond, for court on Dec. 8.

 

Police: Man In Stolen Car Strikes Orange Cruiser

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Nov 272015
 

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 4.45.12 PMAt 4:06 a.m. on Nov. 16, officers observed a vehicle traveling on Marsh Hill Road that had been reported as stolen in New Haven. They followed the vehicle into the parking lot of a local business at 55 Marsh Hill Road and blocked the exit.

Officers then ordered the driver, Travis Tyson, 31, of 577 Circle Ave, Hamden, to exit the vehicle, which he refused to do. At one point, the driver used the vehicle to try to force his way out of the parking lot, striking a police cruiser in the process.

Tyson was subsequently taken into custody and charged with interfering with a police officer and disobeying an officer’s signal. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 30.

He was later turned over to the New Haven Police Department regarding the stolen vehicle he was driving.