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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. 

 

 

Police: Orange Man Charged With Assault

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Jan 152021
 

Orange police responded to a disturbance complaint at 99 Marsh Hill Road (Homewood Suites) on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:41 p.m.  

The officers’ investigation revealed that Terrell T. Montgomery, 24, of Orange struck another party.  Subsequently, he was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.

Montgomery was held on a $5,000 bond and received a court date of 01/13/21

Orange Police: Uber Driver Threatened Passenger

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Dec 272020
 

Orange Police were dispatched to the Valero Gas Station, 347 Boston Post Road at 8:02 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, on a report that an Uber driver had threatened a passenger. 
Investigation revealed that the driver, Bernard J. Donihee, 53, of Norwich had brandished a taser while driving the other party to his destination.
Donihee was taken into custody and charged with two counts of carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle.

He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

He will face these charges in Milford Court on January 13.

Police: Woman Charged With Violating A Protective Order

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Sep 232020
 

On Monday, Sept. 14, Orange police were dispatched to Wilson Road at 7:29 p.m. on a complaint of a violation of a protective order.
Investigation revealed that Deana A. Baldino, 46, of Hamden went to Wilson Road knowing that she had a court order stating not to return to that residence.
In addition, according to the report, Baldino had contacted a protected person multiple times via electronic devices which also was prohibited.
She was taken into custody and charged with violation of a protective order and released after posting a
$1,000 bond for a court appearance on Sept. 15.

Orange Police: Man Charged With Fifth-Degree Larceny

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Jul 152020
 

On July 7 at 11:29 p.m. Adam A. Stula, 33, of West Haven turned himself in at the Orange Police Department, 314 Lambert Road, on an active arrest warrant stemming from a March 13 incident at Target on the Boston Post Road in Orange.

According to the report, Stula was accused of taking $879 worth of merchandise without paying for it.

He was charged with fifth-degree larceny and he was released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 9.

Orange Police: Man Fled With Stolen Merchandise

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Jul 062020
 

Orange police were dispatched to Home Depot, 440 Boston Post Road, on Saturday, June 27 at 9:29 a.m. on a complaint that two men fled the area on foot with $199 worth of stolen merchandise.

According to the report, both males were detained moments later. Investigation revealed that one of them, identified as Mark A. Pereira, 42, of New Haven, was responsible for taking the merchandise.

He was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Pereira was released on a promise to appear in court on Aug. 12.

Orange Police: Do You Know This Man?

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Jun 142020
 

The Orange Police Department is looking for help in identifying the individual depicted below that stole a package from a residence on the north end of town in the early evening hours of Thursday, June 11.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, dark hair, wearing a blue t-shirt, and a yellow-green traffic vest.

He was operating a silver Jeep Liberty.

If you can identify the suspect or provide any information, please contact Officer Lu at 203-891-2130.

Orange Police: Resident Accused Of Larceny At Grocery Store

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Jun 032020
 

Police were dispatched to ShopRite at 259 Bull Hill Lane on a shoplifting complaint on Thursday, May 21 at 10:47 a.m.

Investigation revealed that Darian L. Middleton, 55, of Orange concealed $45.97 worth of merchandise and left the store without paying for it.

He was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny.

Middleton received a promise to appear in court on June 24.

Drive Thru Food Drive A Huge Success

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May 302020
 

Orange Police Detective Carolyn Bailey, Youth Services Coordinator Jessica Simone, Community Services Director Joan Cretella, and Orange Food2Kids coordinator Susan vonRabenstein stood outside the High Plains Community Center on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. collecting food for Orange Food 2 Kids, and the Orange Food Bank.
Food 2 Kids is a nonprofit that was created to deliver bags of food to children in need on the weekends. However, with the coronavirus, the need has become full-time.
The OPD is asking for individually packaged foods and snacks. Meals that can be prepared with no or water only. Any other donations that are received will be donated to the Orange Food Bank.

Simone, vonRabenstein, and Officer Bailey show off the day’s Food2Kids donations

By the end of the four-hour collection period, the front room of the center that used to house the Probate Office was filled with bags of food for distribution.

“This is just from TODAY! A million thank yous from Orange Food2Kids and the Orange Food Bank! This community is so very generous.” vonRabenstein wrote on the Food2Kids Facebook page. “Thank you to OPD Det. Carolyn Bailey for putting this together and getting the word out!

Orange Police Blotter: Man Charged With Larceny

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May 282020
 

Orange police responded to Home Depot at 440 Boston Post Road in response to a shoplifting in progress complaint on May 23 at 12:42 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found Robert Lin, 26, of New Haven in the parking lot. Investigation revealed that he had taken multiple power tools without paying for them.

Lin was taken into custody and charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on June 25.