Orange County

On May 8, at about 12 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported. The crash occurred in the Mauriceville area.

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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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On May 6, at about 2:40 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on I-10 near Martin Luther King Drive (MLK) in Orange County.

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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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On May 5 at about 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County between Vidor and Pine Forest, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Employee’s Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the Ray Family Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who are the children of sheriff’s office employees and plan to attend college. The scholarship was created in memory of Capt. Tom Ray and his daughter, Blair Ray. All proceeds for this scholarship are raised by association members. Each recipient will receive $400.

The 2017 Ray Family Memorial Scholarship recipients:

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On April 21 approximately 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a one vehicle rollover crash on I-10 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred near FM 1442.

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While working a criminal interdiction assignment, on April 10 at about 12:30 a.m., Pinehurst Police Officer Kevin Norton reportedly arrested a 33-year-old woman for traffic offenses, and discovered drug parapehernalia and what appeared to be methamphetamine in her possession, reports Chief Fred Hanauer.

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TxDOT will be closing several lanes in Jefferson and Orange County this week for nighttime repairs, Sarah Dupre said in a release.

Orange County – The outside lanes of I-10 east and westbound from FM 1442 to Cow Bayou will be closed April 10 and April 11, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., to work on guardrail.

Orange – I-10 westbound at TX 87 will be closed nightly, 8pm-6am, April 10 through April 13 to work on the new TX 87 overpass. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road.

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A man who was arrested and found hanging in his jail cell at the Orange County Correctional Facility April 6 is recovering, reports Orange County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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