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Orange Police: Don’t Be A Victim, Lock Your Cars

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Oct 172018
 

Residents should be aware that like many other area communities, Orange has experienced a rash of car break-ins recently.

Groups of people, usually teenagers and/or young adults enter a neighborhood and run through the driveways, pulling on the door handles of every car they see.

If the car is locked, they move on. If the car is unlocked, they enter it and search it for anything of value. Money, computers, purses, it doesn’t matter, they will take it.

If the key or the fob is in the car, they will take the entire vehicle.

Your best defense against this type of activity is to remove valuables from your car and ensure that it is locked.

If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your neighborhood, please do not hesitate to contact the Orange Police Department 24/7 at 203-891-2130.

Police: Burglary Reported On Garden Road

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Feb 182016
 

police carOrange police are investigating a residential burglary reported on 951 Garden Road, Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.

According to Asst. Chief Anthony Cuozzo the unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the home, which is similar to two recent burglaries in that area.

The Orange Police are increasing patrols and urge residents to lock their doors and to report any suspicious vehicles or activity in their neighborhood immediately.

Call the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130.

Tips On How To Protect Your Home And Property

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Jun 162015
 

burglar tipsWith several reports this month of items being stolen from unlocked cars and recent home burglaries, we thought it would be a good idea to pass along this information to help you protect your property from unscrupulous individuals.

(Some of you may know a few of these tips from the Police Citizen’s Academy Classes)

The National Crime Prevention Council offers the following tips to help you protect your property:

  • Light the outside of your home to eliminate hiding places
  • Leave some lights on in your home to make it appear occupied (timers on lights are a good option in the event you will be gone)
  • Plan landscaping to provide maximum visibility to and from your home
  • Cut tree limbs back from your home to prevent access to windows
  • Use a strong exterior door — either solid wood or metal — and add lighting at every door
  • Install locks on all sliding glass doors and place metal or wooden bars in the tracks to prevent opening
  • Make sure your windows are secure and have a good locking mechanism
  • Use strong and reliable locks; this is one of the most cost effective ways to help secure your property
  • Always keep doors and windows locked, even if you are going to be gone only a few minutes

Some additional suggestions for keeping your property safe:

  • Purchase a home security alarm
  • Let a trusted neighbor, friend or relative know when you are going to be gone for more than one night
  • Don’t allow newspapers or mail to accumulate; have a friend pick them up
  • Let your local law enforcement know if you will be gone for an extended time

While you may not be able to prevent every break-in, making a few changes in home security can help minimize thefts.