Orange County Sheriff's Office

A conman impersonating a sheriff's deputy is calling county residents swindling money through threats of legal repercussions for those who refuse to pay, warns Detective Janois Grizzaffi of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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UPDATE: Both suspects have been identified thanks to tips from the community, reports Detective Janois Grizzaffi.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in identifying two burglary suspects. According to an announcement from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, the two suspects are both white males who are suspected of entering a residence at 5780 N. Main in Vidor in the early morning of August 30 and removing property. Items stolen include antique signs, movies, toys and even an antique bicycle.

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A 41-year-old Jackson, Georgia man has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Sept. 6.

Oaka Donrez Adams was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 5, and charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

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Two people were arrested in Vidor Aug. 15 following a months-long sting operation into methamphetamine distribution in the area, reports Orange County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) investigators executing a search warrant seized about two pounds of hydroponic marijuana from a residence in the 5300 block of Old Highway 87 in Orange on Aug. 8, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator/Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Jessica Talmadge, 29, of Buna was pronounced deceased Monday, July 16 after being found on the shoulder of Highway 12 in Orange County on the morning of Saturday, July 14. 

According to a statement by Texas Department of Public Safety at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of an injured woman on the improved shoulder of Highway 12 in Orange County.

DPS Troopers responded to the area of Highway 12 and FM 1136.  Troopers located Talmadge lying on the westbound shoulder of Highway 12 with severe injuries.

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested two Vidor residents during a warrant arrest/meth bust June 15, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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Orange County investigators are searching for a travel trailer stolen out of the Mauriceville area April 2.

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Rhonda Guidry

Rhonda Kay Guidry, 50, of Vidor was arrested, Wednesday, March 14, after being stopped in Vidor. Investigators observed a red Nissan two door traveling south on Main Street.  According to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, investigators observed the subject vehicle change lanes without signaling and run the stop light at South Main and Old Highway 90. 

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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) are investigating a shooting in Vidor that claimed a man's life Dec. 19, Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reports.

According to her, deputies responded to the 1100 block of Liberty in Vidor at about 10 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they found a white male deceased inside a residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper portion of his body.

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