Orange County

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UPDATE, Nov. 9, 8:14 a.m. — Police have identified three suspects they believe may have murdered 61-year-old Vidor resident Eric Stansbury on Oct.

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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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At approximately 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on FM 105 in Orange County.

The crash occurred near Old Spanish Trail. A 1996 Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette. A 2002 Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on FM 105. The driver of the Chevrolet passed the Ford when unsafe and collided with the motorcycle.

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An auto-pedestrian collision occurred on I-10 in Orange County Tuesday, Oct. 11, around 8:30 p.m., according to TxDOT. The crash was on the eastbound service road near Cow Bayou.

Michigan resident Youssouf Tandia, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Simonton.

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Tuesday, Oct. 4 about 5:15 p.m., a passenger vehicle crashed into Texas State Trooper Kenneth Burman’s patrol vehicle on I-10 West near Vidor.

The officer had been investigating an accident when he was hit from the rear, according to the Beaumont Department of Public Safety’s statement.

He was transported by helicopter to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment. DPS reported at 8:34 p.m. that his injuries are non-life threatening.

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A crash involving a truck tractor semi-trailer and a passenger vehicle shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County near FM 1442, and resulted in injuries, Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported in a news release Sept. 30.

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While investigating a call regarding a disturbance on Pine Street in Orange, officers discovered the body of a young man who had apparently been shot in the chest, reports Capt. Robert Enmon of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Police in Orange made two arrests Sept. 26 after an investigation into a stolen vehicle reportedly led them to the discovery of 25 grams of methamphetamine inside a local residence.

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The family of Orange resident Christie Lynn Combs, 44, is searching for her after not hearing from her several months, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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A Vidor Police Department Street Crimes narcotics investigation in the 1200 block of Fourth St. led to the arrest of four people the night of Sunday, Sept 11, according to the department.

Officers entered with the homeowner’s consent and discovered synthetic marijuana, a water pipe, marijuana roaches, pipes and a homemade smoking bong.

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