Orange Police: Man Faces Several Charges

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Sep 052018

On August 18, Orange police were dispatched to 393 Drummond Road in regards to a disorderly conduct complaint at 8:21 p.m.

According to the report, Bruck K. Jelliffe, 34, of Milford was asked to leave the residence. However, he remained and continued to destroy property at the home.

Jelliffe was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, and first-degree criminal trespass.

He was held on a $2,500 bond and received a court date of August 20.

Police Blotter: Bethany Man Charged With DUI, New Haven Man Arrested for Trespassing

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Jun 052014

orange police duiDrunken Driving

Patrol officers reportedly observed a vehicle traveling northbound on South Lambert Road in a clearly marked right-hand turn only lane on May 29 at 4:22 p.m.

According to the report Michael Haiday, 45, of 162 Bear Hill Road, Bethany, was driving erratically prior to being stopped.

Following the investigation, Haiday was taken into custody and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) and failure to obey a state traffic control sign.

Haiday was released on $50 bond for court June 12.


Criminal Trespass

Police were dispatched to the Target store, 25 Boston Post Road, on a complaint of a person refusing to leave the store, May 26 at 5:04 p.m.

Officers said  Azanda Sonders, 47, of 52 Howe St, Apt 213, New Haven, had been instructed to leave several times, but refused.

According to the report, Sonders was uncooperative and was taken into custody and charged with first-degree criminal trespass.

He was released on a promise to appear in court June 9.

Feb 132014

Snowfall059The snow began to fall around 2:15 a.m. By 3:30 a.m. we already had about 1/2 inch and the snowplows were running.

The Orange and Amity School closings were announced early – around 9 p.m. Wednesday night and surprisingly there was still bread and milk left in the stores.

What did you do to prepare for this storm?

Did it ruin any February Vacation plans?

How are you going to wait out the storm?

Will you shovel the snow in shifts to make it easier on yourself?

Do your children help clear the snow? Do they play in it? Are they content to stay inside?

Just a reminder, Grassy Hill Country Club is the ultimate sledding and tobogganing place in Orange, but it is private property and the police will be called to kick you out. So, keep that in mind if you’re heading out. A few weeks ago, a 17-year old girl was injured and had to be ‘rescued’ (carried out) by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

If you must drive, please be careful, the roads will be slick and there are still some people who don’t know how to drive in this New England weather.

Take care. Build an awesome snowman and make the best of this storm.

Stealing Is Stealing No Matter What You Steal

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Aug 152012

Did you know that the Orange Live Lawn Signs, once placed on a resident’s lawn, become the property of the homeowner?

So, when you STEAL it, you are not hurting Orange Live (We’re doing FINE)  You are committing a criminal act against the homeowner. You could be charged with sixth-degree larceny and trespassing. If you damage or deface them another charge will be added.

The same goes for political signs, and with the election season really heating up, you should keep this in mind and go through the proper channels if you desire a particular sign of your own.

The people who display these signs request them and display them proudly and they are quite upset if anything happens to them.

Political signs are easily attainable, just go to any election headquarters (once they open) and grab what you need, or request them and they will magically appear on your lawn.

The Orange Live signs are a little different, higher quality and few and far between, we have a waiting list of residents who want one for their lawn.

So now through election season, everyone please keep an eye out for your neighbors’ property.  Report suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the police at 203-891-2130. Get the license plate number and description of a vehicle or perpetrators just as you would for any other theft.

Homeowners are upset and police and are aware of the thefts, any stolen signs should be returned to the rightful owners now.  If you fear getting caught, you may leave any signs that you’ve taken next to the back door at Fire Station 2, (Post Road) and they will be returned to the homeowners.