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Clean Out Your Cabinets, Saturday Is Drug Take Back Day In Orange

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Apr 302016
 

TAKE-BACK-300x184The Orange Police Department is participating in “Drug Take Back Day” this  Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Officer Amarone will be at the CVS, 279 Boston Post Road along with members of the Orange CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) collecting unwanted prescription medications.

Many teenagers and young people who abuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends or from their home medicine cabinets.

Prescription drugs pose dangers to children and others who may take them by accident or who may use them for abusive purposes. Expired drugs may have lost their effectiveness and therefore no longer be a safe and adequate treatment for the conditions for which they were prescribed.

In addition to concerns of potential poisoning, abuse or overdose, it also is important environmentally that medicines be disposed of in a proper manner rather than simply being thrown into garbage, flushed away or poured down drains, as they could contaminate water supplies and cause an environmental hazard.

Originally Published on: Apr 27, 2016 @ 00:44

Police Blotter: Man Charged With DUI, Speeding

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Apr 192016
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300 4.30.39 PMOrange Police conducting radar patrol on Derby Avenue at 1:55 a.m. on April 8, clocked a vehicle traveling at 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers had the driver, Jasper Howard, 38, of 851 Howe Ave, Shelton, perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding and failure to carry a license.

Howard was released after posting $50 bond for court April 22.

 

Police: Another Home Burglarized in Orange

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Mar 032016
 

police carOn March 1, we shared a press release from the Orange Police Department regarding residential burglaries in the northwest area of town.

“The northwest portion of town (Hilltop Road, Garden Road, Mulberry Lane, etc). These incidents have occurred during the day time while the homeowners were away.”

Last night, another burglary was reported in the same part of town, commonly referred to as the Turkey Hill area, according to Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo.

A resident returned home to find the house had been burglarized and reported several items — jewelry and small electronics — were missing.

The Orange Police are working with neighboring police departments including Milford where several similar burglaries have been reported in the North End of the city — Wheelers Farm Road/ Herbert Street.

Cuozzo said the latest incidents have taken place where the unknown suspects have easy access to the Wilbur Cross Parkway.

“Our detectives need some solid leads. The big message that I want to get out to the residents it to pay attention to what’s going on in your neighborhood, talk to your neighbors,” he said. “If you see something out of place, call the police department immediately and we will get patrol cars into the area.”

Cuozzo said civilian observations and notifications will be the key to solving the case. “We need your help. If you know your neighbor is at work and you see an unfamiliar car in their driveway, or any unfamiliar people wandering around, give us a call at 203-891-2130.”

Orange Police: Two Men Arrested on Warrants

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Feb 262016
 

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 10.32.33 AMOn Feb. 23, two men surrendered themselves at police headquarters at 12:36 p.m. upon learning of warrants for their arrests.

According to police, William C. Perry, 57, of 711 Savin Ave, West Haven, and Chaz L. Perry, 22, of 1251 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Haven were wanted on warrants stemming from a series of incidents at the Lowe’s store where they fraudulently received refunds for items they did not purchase.

 

William Perry was charged with three counts of sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. He was released on a promise to appear in court on March 8.

Chaz Perry was charged with two counts each of sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

He was released on a promise to appear in court March 8.

 

 

Orange Police Paying Attention To Connecticut’s Heroin Epidemic

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Feb 182016
 

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This year we’ve heard a lot about heroin overdoses, even several deaths from shooting the drug.

Initially, it seemed like the worst cut of heroin was being sold in New London and other towns further east than Amity and the valley regions. But it seems that no one is safe.

Yesterday the Derby Police released the following statement as a public service announcement:

The Derby Police Department responded to two sudden deaths caused from suspected heroin overdoses in the past 24 hours. During that timeframe, the Shelton Police Department also responded to two medical emergencies suspected to be heroin related.

Police are warning the public about this sudden increase in overdoses and fatalities associated with heroin use.

The Derby and Shelton Police Departments, along with other law enforcement agencies, are working together to identify the source(s) of the heroin and proactively thwart any future incidents.

Here in town, Asst. Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo said Orange Police are paying attention to the ongoing problem.

“We do not have a lot of opioid overdoses in Orange,” he said. “I can’t remember the last time we had a drug overdose case in town.”

Orange has an officer connected to the Statewide Narcotics Task Force and they are working on determining if the recent incidents were from a bad batch of heroin or if these cases are because inexperienced users are taking too large of a dose.

Cuozzo said most people who use heroin inject it and it’s easy to overdose when you inject it directly into the blood stream. He added that the heroin we’re hearing about now is more robust than what was available before.

So what is Orange doing to protect it’s citizens?

Cuozzo said the OPD was considering stocking its patrol cars with Narcan (Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection) — Orange Police are trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) — but since AMR has a paramedic stationed in town who can respond very quickly, they decided it wasn’t necessary at this time.

The Orange Police Department is staying on top of the situation in surrounding communities and is prepared to deal with any incidents that may crop up in town in the future.

Police: Shoplifter Pushes Employee While Fleeing Store

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Feb 152016
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Officers responded to the Target store at 25 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint Feb. 8 at 5:11 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Robert Hallett, 46, of 789 Congress Ave, New Haven, who was banned from the store for previous shoplifting incidents, had taken $340 worth of shoes and jewelry from the store without paying.

When an employee attempted to stop him, Hallett pushed her out of the way in an attempt to flee.

Officers took him into custody, and he was subsequently charged with sixth-degree larceny, first-degree criminal trespass and breach of peace.

 

 

Hallett was held on $500 bond for court Feb. 9.

 

Police: DUI Arrest On Route 34

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Feb 132016
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Officers conducting traffic patrol observed a vehicle driving erratically across the eastbound lanes of Route 34 at 2:34 a.m. on Feb. 7.

Upon stopping the vehicle, officers had Irma Lazo, 20, of 17 Shepard Street, Apt 1, New Haven, perform standardized roadside sobriety tests.

She was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to drive in a proper lane, driving without a license.

She was released on $50 bond for court Feb. 22.

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.