Orange Police Patch
The June Police Commission meeting revealed the following:
in May, officers made 35 criminal arrests; issued 307 motor vehicle tickets; responded to three residential burglaries; investigated a report of one stolen motor vehicle; were dispatched to 16 larceny complaints and 88 accidents.
There were 2,637 calls for service which resulted in 468 written reports.
Asst. Police Chief Edward Koether presented these details to the Commissioners:
• On Saturday, May 5, a residential burglary was reported on Carriage Drive. Police said a garage window screen was cut, and it was unknown if anyone attempted to get inside. Nothing reportedly was taken.
• On Thursday, May 10, officers responded to a residential burglary complaint on Lambert Road. According to the report, the husband left the house and when his wife came downstairs, she found her purse by the front door.
The woman’s license and credit card were missing.
Then, on May 11, another local police department arrested a woman in possession of the stolen items.
The Orange Police Investigative Services Unit is working on the case.
• The third residential burglary was reported on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day), on Narrow Lane. According to police, a rear door glass was removed and jewelry was taken.
• Police investigated an Identity theft complaint from a woman, who reportedly received seven insurance policies from AFLAC insurance that she did not take out.
The Investigative Services Unit is following up on this case.
• A resident reported that their e-mail had been hacked and e-mails were sent out in their name asking for money. Investigation revealed that no money was sent and there was no loss as a result of the hacking. The case is closed.
• On Wednesday, May 30, a robbery was reported at Kohls. Police said an individual stopped for shoplifting threatened security personnel with a knife. The case is under investigation.
The carnage at the Scout Conn Jam on May 12.
• When a tent collapsed at the Boy Scout ConnJam, police quickly responded to help.
On May 12, a gust of wind lifted a large tent on the Orange Fairgrounds, then it slammed to the ground. Several people were treated for minor injuries.
Members of the Police Investigative Services Unit assisted with interviewing witnesses, and lent their assistance to OSHA, the Orange Fire Marshal and the Building Inspector.
The Investigative Services Unit looked into a report of a precious metal dealer advertising a show at the Marriott in Orange. According to the report, the show never materialized even though it was listed on their web site.
Also in May, the Investigative Services Unit was conducting pre-employment background checks for potential recruits.
• Youth officer John Aquino investigated two possible child cases with DCF which were found to be unsubstantiated.
• Aquino oversaw three school lockdown drills, installed several child car safety seats and led a Cub Scout tour of the Police Headquarters.
• He obtained DARE workbooks from NEOA for free
• Aquino also received a $500 grant from Lions Club for DARE
• He made an Anti bullying presentation at the Foundation School
• Elderly Scam presentation to Elderly Outreach at HPCC
• Participated in the Boy Scout Conn Jam and the Orange Family counseling Advisory meeting