Cars entered and robbed in Orange

Saturday, January 13, 2018

ORANGE — The Orange Police Department is warning residents to always lock their vehicle doors after “a whole lot of cars were entered overnight on the south side of town” on Thursday leading into Friday.

The department took to Facebook on Friday morning to tell the public backpacks and purses were stolen and to advise people not to leave valuables in their vehicles.

Brenda Anderson, administrative assistant for the department, said six incidents were reported overnight. Anderson also urges people to call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

On Facebook, a woman mentioned it seems there is a rash of incidents whenever the crew of “Castle Rock,” the upcoming Hulu series being partially filmed in Orange, comes to town. Someone with the department stressed that the overnight incidents occurred “very far away from the filming.”

“Bad guy walks past the car, sees stuff inside, opens the door and looks for cash,” the department’s comment reads.