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Notes in A Nutshell: Police Commission

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May 122015
 

Orange Police Headquarters

Orange Police Headquarters

The Orange Police Commission met at Town Hall on Monday, May 11.

As always the Traffic Authority portion of the meeting came first to discuss any traffic related issues, followed by the general Police Commission items.

Following were some of the topics on the agenda:

Traffic Authority

Subdivision for 560 Lambert Road to subdivide 3.51 Acres of Residential Land to create 2 lots. The applicant went to TP&Z last week but did not have all the approvals and signatures he needed for consideration.

He told the commissioners that the existing house will be removed and two houses would go in along with two new driveways.

Police Chief Robert Gagne looked at the plans and said the sight lines would be the same as they now are.

After a brief discussion the commission unanimously approved the plans.

The applicant received the signatures he needed and will go before the TP&ZC at its next meeting.

• Safety complaint

A resident on Buttonball Road spoke to Asst. Chief Cuozzo about cars speeding in this family neighborhood and expressed her wishes for Children At Play signs as a way to help keep up to 9 kids living there safe.

All of the commissioners are familiar with the road and added the comment, “if another car is coming you may have to stop so they can get by” to the discussion.

Chief Gagne said police will monitor the traffic as much as they can.

They unanimously agreed that getting the signs asap is a priority.

ALS Trek Bike Ride

The annual Tri-State ALS Trek bike ride from Cambridge Mass to Greenwich Ct June 26-28 will come through Orange on Sunday, June 28.

Chief Gagne said the bicyclists will be riding down Route 1, Malloy and Dogwood Roads and up through Route 34 on the final day of the event.

Police Commission

Asst. Chief Cuozzo presented the monthly report for April.

There were two commercial burglaries last month.  The first was at Fieldstone Village where someone took snowblowers. The second was at the unoccupied Orange Medical Center where construction and cleaning equipment were taken at some point, but the actual date is unknown.

A residential burglary was reported on Garden Road and Jewelry and silverware were reported missing.

Copper pipes were taken from a vacant home on Brookside Drive (in the same part of town as Garden Road)

Officers responded to a burglar alarm at another home (address not stated) and jewelry was reported missing.

In April police made 35 criminal arrests, issued 429 traffic tickets, investigated one stolen car complaint, and responded to 58 motor vehicle accidents.

Department Expenditures

• Sgt. Ray LaPlante was sent to accident reconstruction training.

• Minor leaks in the building were repaired

•Cabinetry was installed in the mobile command post

•A drain on the roof was retrofitted.

Budget Balance

Chief Gagne said everything looks good.

Any overtime (overages) can be taken care of by end of fiscal year.

The cost of gas went down and that helped save money.

Correspondence

A resident wrote a letter saying an officer who helped her was patient and kind and went the extra mile.

Another resident praised an officer for ensuring her safety when she had car trouble.

New Recruits

The Orange Police Department will welcome four new officers at the police academy graduation in Milford on Monday, May 18.

All four officers will be sworn in on Tuesday, May 19 and then begin their on the job training.

Police Activity Report For September

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Oct 172014
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300The Orange Police Department has been busy serving the community.
At this week’s police commission meeting, Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo released the following report for police activity from September. 

2,698 Calls for Service
1 Burglary (1 residential)
100 Activated Burglar Alarms
38 Criminal Arrests
22 Shoplifting/Larcenies
23 Fights/Disturbances
5 Arrests for DWI
72 Traffic Accidents
340 Motor Vehicle Citations Issued
121 Medical Emergencies

Orange Police Commission: November Statistics Revealed Including Two Burglaries

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Dec 112012
 

The green light globes glow at the entrance of the Orange Police Department at night.

The Orange Police Commission met on Monday, Dec. 10 at the Police Department.

Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo delivered the monthly statistics report for the month of November.

Last month, police received 2,569 calls for service. Among these were 124 medical emergencies and 131 Activated burglar alarms.

There were 109 traffic accidents, 249 motor vehicle citations issued, 2 DWI arrests, 23 fights and/or disturbances, 33 criminal arrests and 31 shoplifting/larcenies reported.

In addition, 2 burglaries were reported, one commercial and one residential.

According to Cuozzo, on Nov. 1 someone reportedly stole extension cords and scrap copper from the construction site of Aurora Foods.

An attempted residential burglary was reported on Greenway Road Nov. 27. According to the report, someone set off the burglar alarm when he or she tried to force in a door.

Meeting Notes: Police Commission

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Jul 172012
 

Police Headquarters

This week’s Police Traffic Authority meeting was fairly uneventful.

Chief Robert Gagne told the commissioners that Frontage Road, which is part of the Yale University property is now known as West Campus Drive having been approved by the Board of Selectmen.

During the Police Commission meeting, Asst. Chief Edward Koether read the following report:• In June, police made 28 criminal arrests, issued 279 motor vehicle tickets, responded to 26 larceny cases and 71 motor vehicle accidents. No residential or commercial burglaries were reported, and there was 1 motor vehicle reported stolen in town.Last month there were 2,524 calls which generated 422 reports.

Investigative Services Unit (ISU)

• The ISU assisted Ansonia in a stolen jewelry case.

Koether said the jewelry that was stolen in Ansonia was sold at Fast Eddie’s on the Boston Post Road.

The Orange police assisted in getting the jewelry back so it could be returned to the rightful owner.

• He went over the details of the arson arrest at Christmas Tree Shoppe

“An employee used one of the aerosol cans from the bathroom and lit it on fire. When he couldn’t control it, he stuck it up in the ceiling.” Koether said. “Fortunately the manager and other employees smelled it and went to put it out. The fire department responded and the employee was arrested.”

• ISU is investigating an alleged forgery case in town, involving family members and a personal loan that went wrong.

• The ISU also is investigating an identity theft case.

A resident on North Greenbrier reported that UPS delivered a laptop computer that he did not order.

“Someone had ordered it and had it delivered to that address with the hope of obtaining it before the homeowner got it,” Koether said. “The resident returned the computer.”

• There were two sexual assault arrests in June, both involving youths.

One is a child now, the other was a child at the time of the incident, but is older now.

• ISU is still investigating the Quick Stop Gas Station robbery from April

• In addition, ISU is looking into an allegation that an ex-husband opened insurance policies in his ex-wife’s name. The man was not the beneficiary, but the policies were in her name and she would have to pay for them.

Youth Officer

Youth Officer John Aquino had a busy month:

• He participated in the Special Olympics torch run

• Ran a booth at the Orange Expo

• Took part in the Lowe’s Safety Day