July Was A Busy Month For Orange Police

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Aug 082016

Orange Police Headquarters

Orange Police Headquarters

During today’s Orange Police Commission Meeting, Asst Chief Anthony Cuozzo broke down the department’s activities from July.

Police responded to 3,163 Calls for Service including 5 residential burglaries (No locations given) ONE home was entered and a laptop computer was taken and a car stolen; 139 Activated Burglar Alarms; 26 Shoplifting/Larcenies; 121 Traffic Accidents;27 Fights/Disturbances; and 110 Medical Emergencies.

There were 30 Criminal Arrests, 2 DWI Arrests and 113 Motor Vehicle Citations Issued.

The Commission went into executive session, so I could not ask for the burglary locations, but I will give them a call and get some answers. 

Burglaries in Orange: Police Say, Always Report Suspicious Activity

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Feb 122016

police carDuring this week’s Police Commission Meeting Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo reported that officers were investigating two home burglaries that occurred in January.

Cuozzo said the incidents took place in the North West area of town off of Route 34.

In both incidents the unknown suspect (s) forcibly entered the homes and took jewelry and small electronic items, which, Cuozzo said are easily pawned.

The Orange Police are sharing information with other regional police departments to determine if there is any connection to their cases.

Detectives also are working with the regional group to try and solve the recent Smoothie King robbery.

In addition, police are investigating a “smash and grab” burglary at Knight’s Power Equipment on the Boston Post Road that happened today at 5:30 a.m.

Cuozzo asks residents to be aware of any suspicious activity in town, both at businesses and in their own neighborhoods and to call the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130 to report it immediately.

“We take all calls seriously, and it often is the citizen caller reporting something that doesn’t seem right that leads to arrests in these types of incidents,” Cuozzo said.

Orange Police Investigate Three Holiday Weekend Burglaries

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Jan 222015

police carThe Orange Police Department responded to three shed burglaries over the holiday weekend.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, officers received complaints from two different residents on South Greenbrier Drive that their sheds had been forcibly entered and tools were missing.

On Monday, Jan. 19, a resident on High Ridge Road reported that his shed was entered along with a storage trailer parked next to the shed. He also lost a number of tools to the perpetrator(s).

Residents are reminded to lock up any valuable items left outside and call police if they notice any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. Residents should take inventory of valuable items in sheds and garages. Photograph the item and record purchase dates and serial numbers. Marking tools with a personal identifier, such as engraved drivers license number, will help in locating the owner of recovered property.

Police: Two Residential, One Commercial Burglary In October

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Nov 122014

BEST-POLICE-Patch-EVER-275x300At this week’s Police Commission meeting, Chief Gagne recapped October’s incident reports, including the Oct. 24 burglary complaint on Highland Terrace during which an elderly woman woke to find a stocky man wearing a hood inside her bedroom.

Investigating officers found that the person had pride open a door and a jewelry box had been taken.

A K-9 track led to the road, so perhaps the suspect got into a car at that point, according to the report.

• Officers responded to a burglary complaint on Longmeadow Road on October 3 around 3:45 p.m.

According to the report tools were taken from an unlocked garage.

• Police were dispatched to the Racebrook Wine and Liquor Store at 3:49 a.m. on Oct. 18 for a burglar alarm.

Someone had forced entry into the building and took cash and cigarettes.

Investigation revealed that Milford had a similar burglary soon afterward on the same night. The two departments are working together on the investigation.

Overnight Burglaries, Thefts From Vehicles And A Stolen Car Reported In Orange Neighborhood

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Apr 142014

Police Headquarters

Police Headquarters

The Orange Police Department is investigating break-ins at three local homes overnight as well as two cars having been entered and one stolen.  All three residences are in the Argyle Road, Currier Drive, Pine Tree Drive neighborhoods.  The neighborhood is off of Orange Center Road.

Police first responded to a residence on Argyle Rd at 4:45 a.m., where a resident was awakened by shattering glass. Unknown subjects had thrown a large rock through a glass rear door and entered the kitchen, stealing an electronic device, and immediately left.
Detectives found several other windows and doors had been tampered with in an attempt to gain access.  The Department then received a call from a resident of Currier Drive who related that his rear glass door was broken, however no access was gained.
While at that investigation,  a neighbor walked up and advised that his garage had been entered, Officers are still determining what was taken.  A resident reported that two unlocked vehicles in their driveway had been gone through, although nothing was taken.  Police then received a report of a vehicle stolen from a driveway on David Court.  The 2005 Nissan Altima was taken sometime during the overnight hours.  The owner had left the keys in the center console of the unlocked vehicle.
A canvass of the neighborhood residents revealed that an  “Squarish” SUV was seen driving slowly in the neighborhood being followed by a small sedan with its lights out just before the first report was received.
All residents are reminded lock their cars and remove valuables during the overnight hours.  Leaving outside lights on during overnight hours can also be helpful,  Residents should not hesitate to report suspicious activity to police at 203-891-2130.
Detectives from the Orange Police Department processed the scenes and the car was entered as stolen.   Anyone who may have information is asked to call Detective Brian Petrucelli at 203-891-2138