The Orange Police were busy serving the community in July. During this month’s Police Commission meeting, the following stats were released:
Officers responded to 3,129 calls for service; 142 activated burglar alarms; 90 traffic accidents; 128 medical emergencies; 29 fights/disturbances; 40 shoplifting/larceny complaints.
Police made 26 criminal arrests; 8 DWI arrests, and issued 220 Motor vehicle citations.
In addition, there were 5 burglaries reported in town (4 residential, 1 commercial).
Here are some of those details:
On July 12 a burglary that occurred in the afternoon or early evening on Avon Drive was reported. Someone smashed a garage window and landscaping tools were taken.
On July 14, someone entered a home (location not given) the TV, electronics and a Discover Card were reported missing. The credit card later was used and Investigative Services officers are working on it.
On July 27th police were called to Wheeler’s Farm Road on a complaint of a main looking into garages. Quick response led to the arrest of Christopher Esteves who was identified by two witnesses.
(Date ?) A Chainsaw was reported missing on Lakeview Road and police are investigating to determine if there is any connection to the previously mentioned incidents.
On July 29th a chainsaw was reported missing. Preliminary investigation linked it to an employee of Esteves, the investigation continues.