Orange Police Log 9/10-9/24

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Published: 10-15-2023 6:00 PM

Orange Police Log

Sunday, Sept. 10

12:42 p.m. – Police investigated E Main Street shoplifting with one in custody.  Subject was advised they would be getting a summons in the mail.

11:22 p.m. – Voicemail left on machine from Stone Road reported possible stolen vehicle.  Police spoke with the reporting party who stated their 1984 "International" dump truck left at a specified location to be filled at job site was no longer there. Keys were not left inside (provided detailed description and registration information) and they would be in to fill out stolen vehicle form in morning if it was not located. Officers checked various locations related to involved parties with negative results.  BOLO was put out.

Monday, Sept. 11

7:12 a.m. – E River Street caller requested police assistance to speak with kids at bus stop that were being loud, yelling and screaming and yelling profanities at passing vehicles.

3:05 p.m. – Police responded to Cottage Street to keep-the-peace while the property manager walked through the residence and video recorded for insurance purposes. The current tenants had refused to let him enter because they alleged he did not give them a proper notification prior to arriving. The reporting party was advised to go to court with his concerns.

3:51 p.m. – E Main Street report of male in custody for shoplifting. Police advised subject they would be receiving a summons in the mail for shoplifting.

4:32 p.m. – Walnut Hill Road caller reported they had received an emailed picture of a package that had been delivered at their door. But when they got home, there was no package there. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the white van which the reporting party described they had seen in the area when they had arrived home. Reporting party was advised to seek reimbursement from seller/vendor.

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8:27 p.m. – Police responded to N Main Street for a call of a male party that had hit a parked vehicle with his bicycle, breaking the left rear tail light. Police found the subject was intoxicated, but declined medical assistance. Subject was provided a courtesy ride home to his house, and turned over to a sober party.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

8:09 p.m. – OPD responded to Charles Street with APD to effect an arrest for open/gross lewdness. Subject was located and taken into APD custody without incident.

10:05 p.m. – Police responded to the underpass at Route 202 and Route 2 where reporting party believed someone had rummaged through their belongings under the bridge when they went to a local convenience store. Reporting party didn't see anyone in the area that may have been involved.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

11:28 a.m. – Police assistance requested at Dexter Street school with child attempting to hit other children. Child needed parent to come pick up them as they were unable to calm down and was screaming. School will deal with child and family.

8:43 p.m. – Police requested to respond to E Main Street area of an individual (description provided) screaming profanities at passersby. Subject was located in the W Main Street area and advised of the complaint. They denied the need for any services.

Thursday, Sept.14

1:24 p.m. – Station walk-in reported receiving an email advising that someone had gotten into their email, and was asking for money or they will release their information. Reporting party advised that no money had been sent, nor information given out. Police provided identity theft paperwork, and advised them to contact their bank and check credit report.  Reporting party was further advised to bring their electronic devices to an IT company to have them gone through as it appears they could have been hacked.

Friday, Sept. 15

9:13 a.m. – Request from Mountain Road area caller for extra patrols because around 5-6 p.m. every night there are ATVS that go racing around and are burning out the roads.

10:37 a.m. – Party into station found wallet on side of Route 2.

4:09 p.m. – Caller from E Main Street requested police assistance with shoplifting incident. Party was trespassed from the property.

Saturday, Sept. 16

3:20 a.m. – S Main Street motorist stopped to report the doors on South Main Street building were wide open. Officers responded and found open door. Church was checked and nothing suspicious was found. Door was secured and surrounding area was checked.

Sunday, Sept. 17

1:20 p.m. – E Main Street caller reported shoplifting incident and subject was being detained in the front of the store. Upon police arrival subject was trespassed from the store and will receive a summons in the mail.

3:42 p.m. – Memorial Drive caller reported past break-in. Police found the house was entered via a window in the back of the house. Nothing was taken, but the house was gone through.  Reporting party advised had not been to the house in a week. Police spoke with neighbors who did not notice anyone going into the house. Reporting party was advised to board up the window and get a security system/cameras.

Monday, Sept. 18

3:26 p.m. – Station walk-in requested assistance/options with harassment issue of being harassed by a co-worker for a week, but he had been terminated.  Concerned harassment will continue. Police advised the reporting party of 258E (Harassment Prevention Order) options.

3:34 p.m. – E Main Street Loss Prevention requested an officer to identify a male who appeared to be casing the store.  Loss Prevention believed subject was involved in switching tags on merchandise. The male party was issued a trespass notice.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

9:16 a.m. – Police investigated station walk-in report of ongoing harassment from a neighbor.

11:36 a.m. – Cheney Street caller reported vandalism incident of their tires being slashed/punctured, but hadn’t seen or heard anything during the night. Police noted, in looking at the vehicle, several puncture marks could be found in the tires. Reporting party had no idea who might have done it.

4:30 p.m. – Investigated road rage report on E Main Street.

5:29 p.m. – Multiple calls about a King Street disturbance that was blocking the road and one person appeared to have a hammer and the other a knife. Police spoke with both parties involved. After a short investigation, Javoni Jacob Williams, 23, was placed under arrest on charges of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of disorderly conduct, one count of disturbing the peace and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon (spring assisted knife).

Wednesday, Sept. 20

3:20 a.m. – East Road caller reported they were awoken by a bear trying to enter the home through a screen door. Bear had moved along upon police arrival, but observed food source (bird feeders) were in close proximity. 

6:58 a.m. – N Main Street caller reported their car was vandalized after a report was made to the police the previous night and requested a phone call.

8:36 a.m. – E Main Street patrol officer was flagged down by a pedestrian who advised he found a bike that appears to have been ditched behind a bush. It was recovered and brought back to the station and placed into lost and found.

11:48 a.m. – Social Security card found in the Beacon Street area was turned in to police and returned to owner.

7:05 p.m. – Investigated threat reported from Brookside Road.

Thursday, Sept. 21

8:40 a.m. – E River Street party into station to report a female that has been harassing her. Advised of her right to pursue a 258E order if it becomes three or more incidents. 

7:00 p.m. – Redbrook Lane vandalism report of passenger side back window smashed.

8:52 p.m. – Water Street caller reported vandalism bysix or seven kids vandalizing a Do Not Enter sign. Police spoke to all involved about the consequences of vandalizing property.  The sign was slightly slanted but not damaged. All were sent on their way.

Friday, Sept. 22

8:25 p.m. – Loose cows and some calves reported in the Main/N Main Street area.  

Saturday, Sept 23

8:40 p.m. – Traffic stop on Daniel Shays Highway for failure to maintain lane and no inspection results. After a short investigation, Matthew E. Crutch, 42, was placed under arrest on charges of failure to drive in right lane, no inspection results, OUI-Liquor or or .08%, operation of motor vehicle in violation of license restriction.

Sunday, Sept. 24

1:56 p.m. – E Main Street shoplifting incident; two juvenile females. Police provided trespass paperwork to reporting party and stayed with subjects while they waited for parents arrival.

5:41 p.m. – E Main Street larceny report filed. Security reported a male who had just run out of the store with merchandise.

8:03 p.m. – N Main Street ongoing harassment followup. Reporting party had put cameras in their vehicle due to past vandalism to their car. Footage showed an individual peering inside the vehicle; no damage was noted at that time. Reporting party was advised that if anything else happens tonight to call OPD.