Orange County Sheriff's Office

hristopher Duane Cartlidge

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly discovered more than 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine and “assorted drug paraphernalia” after stopping a man for failing to use his turn signal Sept. 18.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Port Arthur Police Department are investigating the reported kidnapping and robbery of an Orange attorney that is said to have occurred in the early morning hours of May 8, said OCSO.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of a toddler who drowned after falling into a small pond at a Vidor residence yesterday evening, May 5.

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Vidor Police recovered a stolen motorcycle during a traffic stop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m.

Vidor Police officers were on patrol in the 1000 block of Old Highway 90 when they stopped a motorcycle displaying an expired Texas license plate. The officers ran a check with the Vidor dispatcher and found the motorcycle was listed as stolen through the Orange County Sheriff’s office.

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UPDATE Nov. 16, second update: Deputies have identified a suspect arrested related to the Nov. 15 robbery of Mauriceville Family Pharmacy on Highway 12, Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reported in a news release.

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Two teachers trying to break up a fight between two 10-year-olds at Mauriceville Elementary School in Orange were assaulted by one of the students involved in the altercation, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

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In an statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Sheriff Keith Merritt, the sheriff said he and his staff are saddened to announce the loss of a valuable member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tom Ray, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Oct. 23, of a possible heart attack.

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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas John M. Bales announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, that a now former Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy has pleaded guilty to being part of a scheme to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in ill-gotten HUD housing proceeds in Jefferson County.

Tuesday, 47-year-old Chad Hogan pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin for his role in the crime.

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Workers on a boat under Veterans Memorial Bridge in Orange County recovered the body of a 54-year-old woman Aug. 2, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office. 

According to a news release from OCSO, deputies responded to a call for assistance on a welfare concern at the bridge at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. When deputies arrived, they were advised a white female had been rescued from the water by workers that had been in a boat working under the bridge. 

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Deputies of the Orange County Sheriff's Office are still investigating and have yet to make an arrest related to the stabbing of a 17-year-old in Vidor on July 18, reports Capt. Thomas Ray. 

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