This month's Police Commission Meeting covering the events from December, took place on Jan. 9 at the .
Asst. Chief Edward Koether shared with the commissioners, a list of December's incident reports.
There was one robbery reported at the on Dec. 22, when the clerk was closing for the night.
A teenager reportedly punched the clerk in the face and took off with the bag containing a small amount of cash and the receipts for the day.
Three burglaries were reported in town last month.
• The first, on Dec. 4 at where a door was forced entered and a small amount of cash was taken.
• On Dec. 13, a resident on Red Cedar Circle reported the theft of jewelry that could have taken place when she was out of state during prior months.
• On Dec. 21, a greenhouse at Hillside Farm on Prindle Hill Road was damaged and some tools reportedly were stolen. The damage to the greenhouse reportedly is quite costly.
Investigative Services Unit (ISU)
• The ISU worked on following up on the robbery and the burglaries.
• They also received a complaint that an iPad was stolen from a classroom at sometime over a weekend. They are looking into this as well.
• And the Robbery from Sept. 2010 is still being investigated with some new leads.
• The Orange Police conducted Lockdown training at in December.
• The Youth Officer installed four child car seats in December.
• In December there were 35 criminal arrests; 286 motor vehicle tickets; 1 residential and 2 commercial burglaries (see above); 1 stolen motor vehicle; 42 larcenies; 103 motor vehicle accidents; 2,599 calls for service — generating 516 reports.
• Police Chief Gagne stated that the received $919.50 in revenue from the sale of reports, parking tags, permits, and fingerprints.
• Car 12 was fitted with a brand new equipment package paid through the department's insurance company.
The car wason Feb. 18, 2011 and the officer, who was sitting inside during a traffic stop, was injured.
• Gagne announced that he received a letter from CT State Police Major Michael Darcy, who responded to the pedestrian fatality on I-95 in December.
In the letter Major Darcy commended Officers Mary Berneger, Jeff Platek and Sean Murphy, who came to the victim's aid and attempted to save him by using CPR.
• Gagne also said he wrote a thank you letter to of Orange for a generous donation of a new monitor for the dispatch center.
He said the monitor that the department uses to keep track of the location of all vehicles in town broke and came to the rescue by donating a new one.