Orange

Two thieves' attempt to rob an Orange hotel was foiled when the clerk recognized the "gun" the male suspect brandished as a fake Jan. 3, reports the Orange Police Department.

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According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the office has had reports of an older, heavyset, white male with a white beard who is driving a white van stopping children to tell them he has a sick puppy in the back of the van. The 2006 white van has a white rack on top with Ohio license plates. He has most recently been in the downtown Orange area on John Street and possibly the Mauriceville area.

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David Nehemiah Diaz, disorderly conduct

Police in Orange arrested 34-year-old David Nehemiah Diaz for disorderly conduct on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, after Diaz reportedly shouted profanity and slung racial slurs at passersby and security personnel outside of a local grocery store.

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Police in Orange arrested 39-year-old Jacque Demont Robinson for public intoxication on Dec. 19, his second time behind bars within a month having previously been arrested Nov. 25 for suspected possession of a controlled substance in the form of a "wet" cigarette - a cigarette dipped in PCP. This time, the responding officer reports Robinson seemed to be high on the drug again - blankly staring, removing clothing and reeking of "acetone," a chemical smell often associated with the toxic intoxicant PCP.

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Burglars in Orange reportedly stole Christmas presents from two families during separate weekend incidents.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to a residence in the 3400 block of Bowling lane at about 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 18 in reference to a break-in at the home. The female resident told police that when she returned home from being gone, she entered her home to discover several rooms of the house had been rifled through and various items were scattered about the domicile.

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The nativity scene at its new home, Stark Park

By early Monday morning Dec. 14, the City of Orange had removed a nativity scene from its traditional place on the lawn in front of City Hall after denying a request from the Orange County Atheists (OCA) to display a holiday banner on the property.

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An Orange woman accused of trying to stab her ex with a decorative candy cane was arrested on an Orange County warrant after police responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Palm Drive on Dec. 13, reports the Orange Police Department.

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"Wet" cigarette
Jacque Demont Robinson - March 2015 mugshot

A disturbance at a residence in Orange led police there to arrest one man who was discovered to be in possession of what they believe to have been a cigarette dipped in phencyclidine (PCP), or "wet."

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Police in Orange are searching for the two suspects who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Sunday night.

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On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 8:35 p.m., officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to 5725 N. Hwy 87, a Dollar General store, in reference to an aggravated robbery. According to Lieutenant G.D. Keaton, Jr., upon arrival, officers made contact with store employees. The suspect was described by the employees as a white male who entered the business, put on a mask, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undetermined amount of currency and fled the store.

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