Police: Keep Your Cars Locked and Report Any Suspicious Activity

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Mar 242014

There was police activity in the  area of North Greenbrier Drive on Monday.

There was police activity in the area of North Greenbrier Drive on Monday.

This morning around 3 a.m., police responded to the North Greenbrier Drive area on a suspicious activity complaint.

According to police, a resident was awakened when his motion detector lights were activated. When he looked outside he noticed a male figure standing in his driveway. He yelled out and the man walked away.

Officers were in the neighborhood within minutes and called Shelton for a K9 response. The dog tracked a short distance up the road then the trail went cold leading officers to believe there was a car involved.

There is no description of the man or a possible vehicle.

Neighborhood patrols are being beefed up as there have been some thefts from unlocked cars also reported recently.

Asst. Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo said residents are urged to lock their doors and to remove all valuables from unattended vehicles.

Thieves look for cell phones, GPS units, laptops and loose change and think nothing of entering your car to get what they want.

Cuozzo said always report suspicious activity of any kind in your neighborhood.

“If you see anything that seems out of place, such as a car driving slowly down your road, an unfamiliar person walking in your neighborhood or anyone peering into cars, call the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130 to report it, and we’ll send someone to check it out,” he said.

Be Aware: Scammers, Thieves Are Back In Orange

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Jul 102012

Orange police are investigating two incidents that occurred on Monday.

The first was a complaint from a landscaper doing work in the area of Hitching Post Drive, when he discovered equipment missing from his trailer.

According to police, the landscaper saw an older black Jeep Cherokee drive by slowly twice, and a few minutes later when he returned to his trailer he discovered equipment had been removed from it.

The landscaper said the Jeep was occupied by a light-skinned male.

This is a file photo of an older Jeep similar to the one seen at the two crime scenes.

Police said an older black Jeep Cherokee also was reported leaving the scene of a similar theft of landscaping on Ridgeview Road on June 27.

The second incident was reported on Hawthorne Lane at 2:15 p.m.

Officers were called to a home on a suspicious activity complaint after a light-skinned male approached the homeowner asking to see the rear of the property regarding a fence issue.

The alert homeowner thought the request was odd and went toward the front of the property instead and asked for identification from his company.

He saw a newer gray pickup truck parked in front of his house and noted that the license plate had some kind of blanket covering it and a second person was sitting inside.

At this point the unknown male told the homeowner not to come any closer and fled the area in the truck.

Residents are reminded to be suspicious of persons offering unsolicited work and to contact police if you are not sure if a contractor is legitimate.

Asst. Chief Koether said if you see something out of the ordinary, take note of the person or vehicle and contact police at 203-891-2130.