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Police Blotter: Man Flees From Police, Arrested and Charged

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Jan 092019
 

Orange police were called to the LL Bean Store, at 560 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint on Jan. 5 at 8:54 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Robert L. Banks, 48, of Bridgeport had allegedly stolen $1,016 in merchandise and left the store.

Officers took Banks into custody after a brief foot chase. Subsequently, he was charged with fourth-degree larceny, resisting arrest, and illegal possession of a shoplifting device.

 

According to the report, Banks posted a $1,000 surety bond and received a court date of Jan. 18.

Orange Police: Observant Resident Reports Package Theft, Suspect Caught A Short Time Later

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Dec 192018
 

This morning, Wednesday, December 19 at 11:13 a.m, Orange Police received a call from an alert citizen who observed someone take a previously-delivered package from her neighbor’s front porch on Saybrook Road.

She was able to give officers a description of a suspect and the vehicle he was driving.

Using this information, police located the blue 2008 Chevy Cobalt in the area and the suspect attempted to elude police by first driving away and ignoring officers’ attempts to get him to stop, then by abandoning his vehicle in a parking lot and attempting to flee on foot.

Coordinated efforts by the patrol and Investigative Service Divisions allowed officers to close in on the suspect’s position, and he gave himself up shortly thereafter.

The arrestee, identified as Corey Roberts, 28, of Monroe, was taken into custody and charged with driving a motor vehicle without Insurance, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, misuse of a marker plate, third-degree criminal trespass, and four counts of sixth-degree larceny.

Officers seized his vehicle from the parking lot of a nearby business. Inside the vehicle, officers found more packages and suspected stolen items.

If you did not receive a package that your carrier or seller is claiming was delivered (since Dec. 17), contact police directly at 203-891-2130.

At this time, it appears that Roberts may have targeted the Dogwood Road and surrounding residential areas.

 

 

 

Orange Police: Man Threatened To Kill Orange Resident

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Dec 122018
 

Officers responded to a private residence on Country Lane in regards to a threatening complaint on Dec. 9 at 11:15 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Kurt Menosky, 28, of Milford had made dozens of phone calls and sent text messages to the resident at Country Lane, and during at least one of those calls threatened to kill the complainant.

Officers located Menosky at his residence in Milford, where he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening.

He was released after posting $100 bond for court on Dec. 20.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With Identity Theft

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Nov 292018
 

Orange police were dispatched to the Chase Bank, 262 Boston Post Road on a fraud impersonation complaint at 1:13 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Investigation revealed that Cynda M. Williamson, 50, of Bronx, NY, was using a fraudulent ID to cash a check that did not belong to her.

According to the report, she also provided police with a fraudulent name.

Subsequently, she was taken into custody and charged with second-degree forgery, criminal impersonation, identity theft, interfering with an officer and criminal attempt to commit fifth-degree larceny.

Williamson was held on $5,000 bond and given a court date of Nov. 28.

What Happened At Target?

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Sep 202018
 

Early this morning, passing residents noticed a police presence at the Target store on the Boston Post Road in Orange.

As of this morning, the store was closed. So, what happened?

We are still trying to get official confirmation, but preliminary information is that around 2 a.m. there was an attempted break-in through an unusual entryway.

We will update this story as it develops and as soon as we receive confirmation from the Orange Police.

Orange Police: Man Faces Several Charges

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Sep 052018
 

On August 18, Orange police were dispatched to 393 Drummond Road in regards to a disorderly conduct complaint at 8:21 p.m.

According to the report, Bruck K. Jelliffe, 34, of Milford was asked to leave the residence. However, he remained and continued to destroy property at the home.

Jelliffe was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree criminal trespass.

He was held on a $2,500 bond and received a court date of August 20.

Orange Police: Woman Conceals Merchandise, Resists Arrest

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Aug 162018
 

On Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:27 p.m., police were called to Best Buy at 53 Boston Post Road regarding a reported shoplifting in progress.

During the investigation, officers learned that Wilhelmina Washington, 36, of New Haven had concealed $ 199.95 worth of merchandise in her pocketbook.

According to the report, Washington also resisted arrest.

She was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and interfering with a police officer.

 

 

Orange Police Seek Help Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

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Jul 312018
 

On July 31 at 10:59 a.m., officers responded to the Webster Bank branch at 247 Boston Post Road in regard to a robbery.

The investigation revealed that just prior to arrival, a black or Hispanic male wearing jeans, a baseball cap, and a light colored shirt approached a teller and demanded money. He did not display or imply a weapon.

According to police, he left the bank with an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot in a westerly direction toward the Firelight plaza.

The Orange Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the perpetrator who is pictured in the surveillance photos accompanying this release.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sean Murphy at 203.891.2138 or via email at smurphy@orange-ct.gov

Police: Man Charged With DUI

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Jul 202018
 

Orange Police on special drunk driving patrol on Marsh Hill Road reportedly observed a vehicle changing lanes abruptly without signaling on Thursday, July 12 at 10:57 p.m.

Officers stopped the vehicle, driven by Michael Rinehart, 37, of East Hartford and administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Rinehart was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

He was released on $50 bond for court July 23.

 

Orange Police: Man Charged With DUI

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Jul 202018
 

Orange police on patrol reportedly observed a car drifting in and out of its lane on Derby Avenue near Orange Center Road on July 5 at 1:48 a.m.

Officers stopped the vehicle and during the investigation determined that the driver, Sherone L Ndiaye, 32, New Haven, was driving under the influence.

Ndiaye was taken into custody and charged with DUI, failure to maintain a proper lane and possession of less than 5 ounces of marijuana.

He was released on a $50 non-surety bond for court July 19.