Orange Police Department

Legend Quinn

 

Recent incidents police believe are related to the use of the drug phencyclidine, or PCP, have resulted in multiple arrests in Orange over the span of a week, with suspects accused of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance. But an incident in Beaumont months ago that police say could be PCP-related resulted in the death of a man and his daughter.

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In less than a week, officers of the Orange Police Depart­ment have discovered evidence of counterfeit bills being dis­tributed around the city in at least three separate incidents. Police reports indicate OPD received calls regarding coun­terfeit 10- and 20-dollar bills being passed at three locations from Dec. 13 through Dec. 16.

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City of Orange police arrested a total of three men after two of the suspects led them on a four-hour chase through swampy terrain and heavy woods Tuesday, Nov. 5, near the Bluebird Fish Camp off Simmons Drive in Orange.

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Skye Nicole Frederick

 

Police in Orange arrested a woman at an auto accident she caused after finding numerous prescription pills in her possession, police reported. 

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Former Orange Police Department officer Taylor Saleme was arrested Tuesday afternoon, June 25, after being implicated in the theft of prescription drugs.

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According to information from the Orange Police Department, on Wednesday, April 6, an arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect in the April 5 attempted murder case of 51-year-old Sylvia Vaughns.

Vaughns, who was transported to UTMB in Galveston by helicopter due to the severity of her injuries, was still recovering in the island hospital at press time and investigators say they are searching for the victim’s grandson as the aggressor responsible for her life threatening injuries.

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Officers from the Orange Police Department Narcotics Division, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Pct. 2 Constable’s Office executed a search warrant at 2309 Riverside Dr. in Orange, only to be met with gunfire, according to reports from the OPD.

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