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BREAKING: Orange Police Investigating Robbery

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Sep 232021
 

 At approximately 1:45 pm today a robbery occurred at a residence on Grassy Hill Road near the Route 15 interchange.  The homeowner had a car parked in the garage with the trunk open while he was loading items into it from the house.

When he came out of the house and into the garage, he discovered a juvenile male inside the garage who was attempting to steal the car.

The homeowner confronted the juvenile but was then assaulted from behind by another, unseen male who was waiting in another car.  The two males then fled the area and were last seen in Derby getting onto Rt. 8 northbound.

The suspects were described as two young, black males with two more young black females who waited in the getaway car.  The suspect vehicle is a black Audi sedan, CT Reg: AA95413, which was stolen from Woodbury over a week ago.  This same vehicle has been used in multiple violent crimes in the area including Milford and the Valley.

This incident is being actively investigated by our Investigative Services Unit in cooperation with other departments that have experienced similar crimes.

While this is a rare incident and crime of opportunity, please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and always lock your vehicles.

If anyone has information to assist our investigation, please call the Investigative Services Unit at 203-891-2138 (RF CN #21-28937.

Orange Police: Man Arrested After Stealing Merchandise without paying

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Sep 132021
 

Orange Police were dispatched to DSW at 538 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 5:43 p.m.

According to the report, investigation revealed that Anthony N. Barbieri, 31, of East Haven took $245 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with interfering with police, resisting arrest and sixth-degree larceny.

Barbieri was released after posting a $500 bond for court on Sept. 21.

 

 

 

Orange Police: Resident Charged With Disorderly Conduct

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Jul 282021
 

At 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, Orange police responded to Stonehill Drive on a dispute complaint. 

The investigation revealed that Milagros DeSalle, 50, of Orange was involved in a verbal argument which turned physical when she threw an object at another person. 

Subsequently, she was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. 

DeSalle was released on a promise to appear in court on July 28.

Orange Police: Woman Charged With Larceny, Interfering

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Jul 132021
 

Officers responded to the Target store at 25 Boston Post Road on a shoplifting complaint on July 5 at 3:48 p.m. 

According to the report, investigation revealed that Shondell J. Sanders, 47, of New Haven took $576 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

In addition, when her identity was questioned, she provided officers with a fake name.  Subsequently, she was taken into custody and charged with both fifth-degree larceny and interference/resisting arrest.  

Sanders was held on a $1,000 bond and received a court date of July 6.

 

Orange Police: Wrong Way Driver Involved in Accident on Derby Avenue

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Jul 052021
 

Orange police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Derby Avenue at Racebrook Road at 2:38 a.m. on Sunday, June 27.

According to the report, the driver Angela T. Silva, 34, of New Haven appeared to have glossy, bloodshot eyes.  

Officers administered standardized field sobriety tests after which Silva was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and driving the wrong way on a one-way highway. 

She was released after posting a $50 cash bond and received a court date of July 7.

 

 

 

Orange Police: Man Charged With Criminal Mischief and Trespassing

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Jun 272021
 

On Thursday, June 24, patrol officers responded to Orange Police Headquarters, 314 Lambert Road at 10:24 a.m. to process Matthew M. Conway, 31, of Milford who was turning himself in on an active arrest warrant. 

The arrest warrant originated in Orange from an incident that occurred on May 22 at the Orange Ale House. 

Conway was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass, and second-degree breach of peace.

Conway was released after posting a $10,000 bond for a court appearance on July 8. 

 

 

Orange Police: Wrong Way Driver Charged With DUI

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Apr 272021
 

Officers were dispatch to Derby Avenue in regards to a vehicle driving the wrong way on April 25 at 1:52 a.m.

During the traffic stop, police spoke to the driver, David M. Vanwagner, 31, of Watertown, who reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

He was asked to perform Standardized Sobriety Field Tests after which he was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving the wrong way on a highway, and disobeying a traffic signal.

Vanwagner was released on a $1,000 bond for court on May 11.

How Hard Is It To Protect Your Vehicle From Theft?

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Mar 192021
 

Car break-ins are running rampant in all communities, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stratford, and of course, you may have noticed, Orange.

The unscrupulous individuals who are victimizing vehicle owners are not choosy about the neighborhoods in which they perform their crimes, nor do they wait until nightfall.

In the past year, people are noticing their cars have been entered and rummaged through at all hours of the day and night, it doesn’t seem to matter, according to Orange Asst. Police Chief Max Martins. “These are crimes of opportunity,” he said. “COVID may have contributed to the frequency of these crimes, with more people working from home and kids being free to roam without supervision, along with people not locking their cars. What we’re experiencing is that the unknown suspects are not forcing their way into the vehicles. They just check the door, and if it’s open they go inside to see what they can take.”

Martins added that several cars have been stolen in the past year as well. They often are recovered fairly quickly but stolen cars can, and are used in the commission of other crimes.

So, how do you protect yourself and your vehicle from being targeted?

LOCK your car. Do NOT leave the keys or FOB inside your vehicle. A locked vehicle is usually left alone.

Don’t be a victim, Lock your car whenever you are not in it. Even if you intend to “go out” in a few minutes. It only takes a few minutes for someone to target your vehicle.

 

Police Blotter: Orange Resident Charged With DUI And More

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Feb 032021
 

On Friday, Jan. 29, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and blowing through a red stoplight on Old Tavern Road at 10:08 p.m.  

During the traffic stop, police spoke to the driver, Christopher J. Celone, 43, of Orange who was slurring his speech. 

He was asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests. 

Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic signal. 

Celone was released after posting a $500 bond and given a court date of Feb. 22.

Orange Police: Erratic Driver Arrested And Charged

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Jan 152021
 

Orange police responded to the area of Orange Center Road after receiving multiple calls about an erratic driver on January 9.

After locating and stopping the car driven by Carissa Viera, 36, of Milford, at 9:27 p.m. officers found her to be in possession of marijuana and another controlled substance and administered standardized field sobriety tests.

Viera was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving the wrong way, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance.

She was released after posting a $50 cash bond and given a court date of February 2.