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UPDATE: Still Preliminary, Yet More Information On Saturday’s Incident In Orange

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May 082018
 

Here is an update from the story we published on Saturday evening regarding a large police presence at a local business on Saturday night.

Orange Police made four arrests spanning three separate incidents at a Mexican Restaurant on the Boston Post Road between 8:30 – 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 (during the Cinco de Mayo celebration).

Preliminary information revealed that three males and one female were arrested.

The reports have not yet been completed, so additional details are not being released at this time.

Orange Live will publish the full story when information becomes available.

NOTE: To the hater who accuses us of posting “click traps” on Facebook, and those who “LIKE” his snarky comments, we are simply providing the most current information about Orange events when we receive it because this is what everyone else is asking for. We do not name businesses where these incidents occurred in preliminary stories. But all of the information will be there once the OPD releases an official statement or report. — Thank You

Saturday Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Apr 272018
 

It’s that time of year again: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day takes place this weekend.

Gather up your unused drugs and on Saturday, April 28, 2018, bring them to the Orange CVS, 279 Boston Post Road, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you have any prescription or even over-the-counter medications around that you don’t need anymore, simply bring them to the CVS store parking lot and authorized helpers will direct you to drop them into the large boxes they have set up.

Orange Police officers, working in conjunction with the DEA will take them off of your hands, no questions asked. You’ll leave knowing that your old medications will be properly disposed of, and won’t fall into the hands of anyone who shouldn’t have them.

These helpers will not rummage through the boxes to look at or remove anything that has been deposited.

At the end of the collection period, a DEA officer will take the collection containers to a site where all of the materials will be incinerated.

Police Blotter: New Haven Man Accused Of Stealing More Than $1,300 from Employer

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Apr 252018
 

A New Haven man turned himself in at the Orange Police Headquarters on an active warrant for his arrest following an investigation into money being stolen from his place of employment.

Jean Davis, 22, of New Haven, was charged with fourth-degree larceny, first-degree forgery, and criminal impersonation.

Davis was arrested around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, when he turned himself in after hearing of an active warrant for his arrest.

The warrant stemmed from an investigation that started in Sept. 2017.

Davis was employed at the Plato’s Closet store on the Boston Post Road when police learned that he allegedly had written store checks to himself and signed manager approvals on all of them to cash them and keep the money.

Police said Davis stole about $1,303.50 before the store management realized what was going on and contacted the police department.

Orange Police Place Second In Battle Of The Badges Competition

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Apr 222018
 

The Orange Police Department sent a team to this year’s ‘Battle of the Badges’ competition at Yale University to benefit the Smilow Cancer Center.

This is a contest where teams of three make as many bench-press repetitions as they can. Each lift equals 75% of the competitor’s body weight if the contestant is male, and 50% of their body weight if female.

The Orange Police Department team, consisting of officers Chris Brown, Vin Landisio, and Brent Crawford combined for 128 repetitions, which was good for second place.

Click HERE to see some photos of the team with their trophy, and you can click the link to learn more about the cause behind the competition.

Our Local Heroes!

 

Police Blotter: Man Charged with Sexual Assault

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Feb 202018
 

On February 9 at 10:43 a.m., Orange police received a complaint of sexual assault from two employees at a local adult-oriented retail establishment.

During the investigation, officers learned that Ryan O’Leary, 27, of Derby, entered the store and engaged two different employees at different times. Each time, however, he acted inappropriately with the workers.

According to the report, O’Leary used his hand to touch one of the employees, and later he used a display item to touch the other employee.

Both employees reported O’Leary’s to management, who then ordered him out of the store and contacted police.

Officers located O’Leary a short time later at his residence, where he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of breach of peace.

O’Leary was held on $10,000 bond for court Feb. 13.

 

Chatting With Members Of The OPD at Coffee With A Cop

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Oct 042017
 

Police Chief Robert Gagne, Officer Carolyn Bailey, and future Asst Police Chief Max Martins.

The Orange Police made themselves available to the public this morning at Chip’s Restaurant.

This is the second time that Chief Robert Gagne and members of the OPD participated in the annual Coffee with a Cop event (about 167 other departments also participated in their communities). The back room at the restaurant was never crowded but people came in waves, talked to an officer or two, had a cup of coffee and then went on with his or her day.

Among the officers on hand were Lt. Max Martins, a 22-year department veteran, who will be sworn in as the new Assistant Chief next Wednesday morning and Carolyn Bailey, who is the new department Public Information/DARE officer.

Chief Gagne has nothing but praise for both of them, expressing his full confidence in their abilities.

He said Officer Bailey has many great ideas and already is doing a great job in her new position.

NOTE: We look forward to working with Asst Chief Martins (after his inauguration) and Officer Bailey both of whom we’ve known for many years. We know they will be terrific.

The Coffee with a Cop event is really a great opportunity for the public to get to know the members of the Orange Police Department. We hope that it will grow in popularity in the future.

Orange Police: Wanted Person, Reward Offered

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Sep 212017
 

The Orange Police Department holds a warrant for the arrest of Vincent Jones, dob March 28, 1968, who is wanted in connection with the robbery of the Webster Bank branch on Racebrook Road in Orange on July 31, 2017.

Jones is known to frequent the New Haven area, along with other large state municipalities, but has no permanent address.

If you see Vincent Jones, do not approach him; contact police immediately by dialing 911.

Jones is facing charges of robbery, larceny, and breach of peace. He also has an active warrant from the Waterbury Office of Probation & Parole.

A reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Vincent Jones is being offered in conjunction with the Connecticut Bankers Association.

To report a sighting of Vincent Jones, dial 911. For information on his location, contact the Orange Police Department at 203.891.2130. All tips/information will be kept confidential.

Senior Accused of Inappropriately Touching A Child

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Aug 292017
 

An 84-year-old man is accused of inappropriately touching a child at the ShopRite store last week.

On Thursday, Aug. 24, Orange officers were dispatched to the ShopRite at 259 Bull Hill Lane in regards to a minor being touched inappropriately .

Investigation revealed that Michael A. Cifarelli, 84, of West Haven allegedly inappropriately touched a child while the parent and child were standing in line at the register.

According to police, the juvenile’s mother immediately reported the incident to store officials and contacted the police.

Orange Police: Man Causes Disturbance, Flees From Officers

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Aug 202017
 

Orange Police responded to Gabriele’s Restaurant, 326 Boston Post Road on a disturbance complaint on August 4 at 10:01 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers saw John M. Miner, 40, of 125 Clark Street, Milford, outside the restaurant and asked him to “stop.”

Miner proceeded to accelerate his pace across the parking lot and ran behind another commercial building.

Officers caught up with John Miner, took him into custody and charged him with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer.

He was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond for court Aug. 18.

Police Serve Two Warrants On Man With Larceny Charges

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Aug 022017
 

Orange police responded to Target, 25 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint July 31 at 5:31 p.m.

During the investigation, officers discovered that Anthony Groomes, 56, of New Haven had taken $136.93 of merchandise and also had two active PRAWN warrants out of the New Haven Police Department.

Groomes was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and served two prawn warrants.

He was held on a court set$1,000 bond for court Aug. 1.