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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 Blotter: Woman Charged With Larceny

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May 292017
 

 

Officers were dispatched to Kohl’s, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a report of a shoplifter, May 15 at 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers

Upon arrival, officers observed video surveillance showing Kristine Smith, 40, of Ansonia, enter the fitting room with two items and exit a few moments later. According to the report, loss prevention stated no items were left in the fitting room.

Smith passed all points of sale. She was taken into custody, and the items were discovered in her book bag.

She was charged with sixth-degree larceny and released on $500 bond for court May 30.

Police: Store Employees Stop Shoplifter, Detain Him for Officers

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Jan 262016
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 12.03.29 PMOrange Police responded to the Restaurant Depot, 181 Marsh Hill Road, on a shoplifting complaint, Jan. 20 at 12:37 p.m.

During the investigation officers learned that John Gehm, 31, of 23 Rosemary Lane, Wolcott took $808.23 of mostly food items from the store without paying. Store employees  stopped him and detained him for police.

Gehm was subsequently taken into custody and charged with fifth-degree larceny.

He was released after posting $500 bond for court Feb. 2.

 

Orange Police: Two Men Flee Scene of Crime, Crash Vehicle, Face Charges

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Sep 282015
 

Police Blotter Logo thx DaveOrange police responded to the Kohl’s store, 250 Bull Hill Lane, on a shoplifting complaint Sept. 19 at 11:13 a.m.

Investigation revealed that two men had taken $363.90 worth of electronics from the store without paying.

When officers attempted to stop one of the men outside the Kohl’s store, he jumped into a waiting vehicle which then fled into the City of West Haven. Officers lost sight of the arrestees after they left the parking lot.

While in West Haven, the suspect’s vehicle was involved in a crash, and Orange officers were able to respond to to the accident scene and take them into custody for the shoplifting incident.

 According to the report, the driver, Miguel Colon, 35, of 613 Washington Ave #3, New Haven, was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, improper use of a license plate and driving with no insurance.

Colon was held on $10,000 bond for court Oct. 5.

The second man,  Jose Pinto, 38, of 690 Howard Ave, New Haven, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and second-degree criminal trover.

Pinto was held on $10,000 bond for court Sept. 23.

 

 

Orange Police : Two Individuals Arrested On Shoplifting Charges

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Mar 192015
 

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300Officers responded to Kohl’s,250 Bull Hill Lane, on a shoplifting complaint March 5 at 3 p.m.  Investigation revealed that Peter Germanis, (no age given) 45-27 Auburndale La, Flushing, NY, had taken $125 worth of clothing out of the store without paying. He was stopped outside the store and detained for police.

He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Germanis was released after posting $500 bond for court March 19.

Orange police served two warrants at Derby Superior Court, 106 Elizabeth Street, on Robert Pala, 29, of 20 Twin Oaks Terrace, Milford, who was appearing in court for another matter on March 10 at 9 a.m.

The warrants stemmed from two separate shoplifting incidents at the Target store in January of this year.

Pala was charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny. He was held for arraignment.

Police: West Haven Man Faces Larceny Charge

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Jan 202015
 

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Orange Police were dispatched to Kohl’s, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a report of a shoplifter in custody on Jan 5.

During the investigation, officers learned that Aziz Sbiti, 40, of 169 West Spring St, West Haven had taken $152 worth of clothing and left the store without paying.

According to police, Sbiti allegedly ran when store security officers confronted him, but he was located a short distance away, taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Sbiti was released on a promise to appear in court Jan. 20.

Police: Bold Television Larceny Leads To Arrest

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Dec 102013
 

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Police were dispatched to the Target Store, 25 Boston Post Road, on a shoplifting complaint Dec. 2 at 10:49 p.m.

During the investigation, officers learned that Robert Flanagan, 57, of 18 Davis St., New Haven, had selected a $649.99 television and left the store without attempting to pay for it.

Police found Flanagan attempting to drive away from the scene and took him into custody.

He was charged with fifth-degree larceny and held on $1,000 bond for court Dec. 3.

 

 

No Kohl’s Cash For This New Haven Woman

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Aug 302013
 

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Orange police were dispatched to Kohl’s, 250 Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint, Aug. 20 at 3:09 p.m.

When officers arrived, they learned that Edna Perry, 49, of 1251 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, and an accomplice had selected $728 worth of merchandise from the shelves and attempted to leave without paying for any of it.

Store employees were able to retrieve the merchandise.

Officers found Perry in the parking lot where she initially attempted to give a false name, and took her into custody.

The accomplice ran away before police arrived.

Perry was charged with conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer’s investigation.

She was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 3.

Police Blotter: Warrant Arrests and Grocery Store Shoplifting Logged

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Mar 032013
 

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A Milford woman was arrested on a warrant at police headquarters March 1 at 3:30 p.m.

According to the report, te warrant stemmed from a Feb. 19 motor vehicle stop when Shannon Bennett, 35, of 55 Atwater St., was found in possession of heroin and smoking pipes.

Bennett was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released on bond.

 

Shoplifting

Orange Police were dispatched to the Stop & Shop, 259 Bull Hill Lane, on a report of a shoplifter, Feb. 27 at 12:22 p.m.

When officers arrived, they learned that Lynn Kopjanski, 52, of 22 Ridge Court West #6b, West Haven was accused of taking $47.30 worth of merchandise from the store without attempting to pay.

According to police, she was stopped outside the store and detained for police.

Store security informed Orange police that Kopjanski has previously been warned that she was not allowed in the Stop & Shop after an earlier incident.

She was charged with sixth-degree larceny and simple trespass.

She was released on a promise to appear in court March 11.

Warrant Arrest

Police served a warrant against Shuresa L. Moore, 27, (no address given) at Police Headquarters on Feb. 26 at 7:50 a.m.

According to the report, the warrant stemmed from a motor vehicle stop on Jan. 5, 2011 when Moore was issued a court summons for a variety of traffic charges, and then never appeared in court.

A warrant charging second-degree failure to appear in court was issued for her arrest.

Moore was held on $750 bond.

 

 

UPDATE: Group of Five Shoplifters Arrested in Orange

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Nov 292012
 

Strategic police work was credited for the arrests of a group of shoplifters Wednesday night in Orange.

According to the preliminary report, officers were called to the area of 125 Boston Post Road on a complaint of a shoplifting in progress at Target.

At around 9:03 p.m., Nov. 28, two adults and three juveniles reportedly were leaving the store with shopping carts filled with merchandise.

Nina Denby

Nina Denby, 32, of 209 Shelton Ave., New Haven was caught at their car in the parking lot.

Chanelle Kedazulu, 18, of 142 Wintergreen Ave., Hamden, was stopped as she exited the store along with one of the juveniles.

During the investigation, officers located shopping bags inside a car filled with $1,253.72 worth of merchandise that Target loss prevention employees identified as having been stolen from the store.

Kedazulu was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny and criminal attempt to commit fourth-degree larceny.

She was held on $1,000 bond for court this morning.

Denby was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny.

She was held on $2,500 bond for court this morning.

Chanelle Kedazulu

The three juveniles were charged with fourth-degree larceny and released to the custody of adults for court Dec. 7.

We will publish other details on this case after the report is completed.

UPDATE: Asst. Police Chief Tony Cuozzo forwarded these mug shots of the two women along with the following information a few hours after Orange Live published the original story at 12:22 p.m.

The three juveniles were 9, 14 and 15 years old.

The official report stated the following:

Upon arrival, officers located Nina Denby and three juveniles in a parked car with stolen merchandise.  Chanelle Kedazulu was apprehended leaving the store.

Recovered in the vehicle was merchandise valued at $1253.72.  Loss prevention related that the juveniles had committed the larceny in concert with the adults.

Both Denby and Kedazulu received a court date of Dec. 13 in Derby Superior Court.