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Published: 09-28-2023 5:00 PM

Orange Police Log

Tuesday, Aug. 29

8:31 a.m. – Caller from Daniel Shays Highway requested police assistance with a wallet they had found in the parking lot. Police returned wallet to its owner.

10:47 a.m. – Old Hickory Road area caller asked OPD to contact local Airbnb owner that their guests should close the blinds because they can be easily seen if they don’t. Notification done.

6:12 p.m. – Officer who was directing traffic at a motor vehicle crash on West Main Street pulled a motorcycle over for a marked lanes violation after the operator passed multiple cars that were stopped in traffic.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

12:34 p.m. – Dexter Street area caller vandalism report. Emailed photos of the side of the vehicle which had marks and scraps on the driver’s side. Reporting party was parked in the driveway and believed it could have been done by a tenant. Attempted to locate video footage and speak with tenants but was unable to.  At that time damage appeared to be under $1,000.

2:48 p.m. – E Main Street area caller reported that an associate that was getting ready to leave appeared to be under the influence. Police spoke with the subject and it was determined they should not drive home and was provided a courtesy transport to their residence.

6:29 p.m. – Welfare check request at W Main Street on a female party who appeared to be under the influence. On arrival subject repeatedly was observed going in and out of the bathroom and seemed unable to focus. Officers spoke with subject about the reporting party’s concerns and was advised not to go back there.

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7:05 p.m. – Patrol officer came across a camping motor home that had struck the train bridge on Holtshire Road in the area of West Orange Road. At that time it appeared that the air conditioning unit mounted on top of the motor home struck the bridge while they attempted to drive under it. There did not appear to be any damage to the bridge, the operator removed the debris from the roadway and was advised to contact their insurance company.

Friday, Sept. 1

5:23 p.m. – Police took a damage report at Forest Lane for damage to a walk way possibly caused by a truck delivering a dumpster. 

Saturday, Sept. 2

8:19 a.m. – Caller from New Athol Road requested police assistance to speak to a homeless male to ask him not to sleep where he was (at that time) because of the truck traffic. Subject was sent on their way.

3:15 p.m. – Station walk-in to report a scam/fraud. Reporting party said they had paid $400 for a cow, but when they went to pick it up, the people who live at the address given said they did not put any livestock online for sale. Reporting party was advised to report the page to the online vendor/marketplace platform.

6:16 p.m. – Patrol officer in the area of E Main Street and Wheeler Avenue observed a moped pulling a wheelie just in front of him. Moped was stopped and operator/owner was issued a citation.

Sunday, Sept. 3

5:47 p.m. – Daniel Shays Highway area welfare check requested. Reported an individual that was trying to use their room key to get into other people’s rooms, checking ashtrays and trying to smoke used cigarettes. Concerned they may need some help. Police spoke with subject who was indeed looking for cigarettes around the parking lot and in ashtray stands.  Subject denied trying to get in other people's rooms. Subject was provided cans of soda and a small amount of money, and returned to their room. 

8:56 p.m. – Caller from Daniel Shays Highway reported finding a black charred glass pipe smashed in the women’s bathroom. Upon police arrival what appeared to be a crack pipe was removed and disposed of.

Monday, Sept. 4

2:53 a.m. – After observing an erratic driver in the Route 2 area, patrol officer initiated a traffic stop which resulted in the arrest of Lianna Giordana Smith, 21, was arrested on charges of marked lanes violation, OUI-Liquor or .08%, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

5:42 p.m. – Welfare check requested in the Daniel Shays Highway area on an individual in their 20s who was on the side of the building, and appeared to be nodding off while sitting on their bike. Gone on arrival. 

Tuesday, Sept. 5

12:57 a.m. – Patrol officer in the Holtshire Road are observed that the bridge appeared to have been struck by a camper; air conditioning unit in the road. Also A/C unit from a camper was observed in the travel lane with a piece still on the bridge.

3:48 p.m. – Party in the station with her kids reported kids were spitting on her son around 9 p.m. the night before. Encouraged to contact police when these issues are occurring to help identify the other parties involved. Options were discussed.

5:14 p.m. – Caller from S Main Street reported an individual that is going door to door telling people he is a millionaire and asking for money. Police located the male party who was advised of the complaint, but denied they needed assistance with any services.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

6:24 p.m. – Dexter Street caller reported ongoing harassment/threat from neighbor.

Thursday, September 7

6:22 p.m. – Responding to an E main Street larceny report, owner reported attempted larceny of cooking oil. Video provided showed a vehicle pulled up to the business with a passenger getting out with a hose to remove the oil. After reviewing the container with the owner all locks were still on the container and it is not believed they got in. Other area restaurants checked for the vehicle.  

7:30 a.m. –  Control advised of a report of an alarm activation at a S Main Street location. Police responded and observed a partially opened back door and found two kids hiding in the closet. Police got a hold of the mother who stated she had  just left the house not too long ago. One of the kids had opened the door to look for mom. All was OK.

2:07 p.m. – Caller from Mayo Road reported neighbor had been picking up trash along the side of the roadway and dumping it on his property for months. Reporting party had subject on camera doing this. Requested police tell her to stop. The husband of the female party was spoken with and advised of the complaint. Several hours later, the reporting party ended up speaking with the female party’s husband about the illegal dumping incident. Reporting party advised that he was being confrontational and wanted the incident on record.

5:09 p.m. – E River Street caller reported harassing incident. Reporting party advised that while outside washing his vehicle, the juvenile started to "chirp" at him. He wanted officer's aware that he didn't respond and went to the other side of his vehicle until he was out of site. Reporting party wanted the incident on record as there is an open case against him and the involved minor.

8:14 p.m. – E River Street caller reported observing a female (description provided) that was walking/stumbling in the middle of the road and had almost caused an accident. Police responded and located the female party walking in the middle of the east bound travel lane of East River Street. The Orange Fire Department’s ambulance was requested to respond to check on the female party.  She refused any medical treatment or transportation. She was given a courtesy transport back to location she requested.

Friday, Sept. 8

7:21 a.m. – S Main Street area caller reported a possibly homeless female was harassing kids waiting to get on the bus in the community parking lot in the center of town. Reporting party advised there was another male subject trying to keep her separated from the kids. Reporting party also advised that a similar incident had happened yesterday as well. While reporting party was talking, the officers arrived in the area and the kids were being picked up by the bus. 

2:20 p.m. – Call from E River Street Lost Prevention requesting officers for an individual detained at the check out area. Male party was caught shoplifting. Same was trespassed from premises, and he will also receive a summons.

2:29 p.m. – Parties into station lobby to drop off a debit card found on the ground. Police left message for owner.

4:42 p.m. – Station walk-in requested assistance on how to handle a situation where his ex had gotten a 209A (Restraining Order) on him and asked about laws pertaining to her sending multiple messages to him that day. He was told not to respond, and to save the messages for upcoming hearing.

9 p.m. – Bacon Street traffic stop for defective equipment (break lights and blinker issue) as well as no inspection sticker. Written warning issued for no inspection.