Orange

Due to the recent rain Orange County is offering free sandbags at three locations. The first location is at 10375 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, the second is at 2505 W. Roundbunch (FM 1442) in Bridge City and the third is at 345 Claiborne St. in Vidor. Those picking up sandbags are asked to bring their own shovel.

Orange County Sherriff’s Office encourages citizens to monitor lake, river and flood stage levels at www.setxasrain.org. 

Finally OCSO asked for citizen’s to be safe and “Turn around and don’t drown.”

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An Orange woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and parole violation the night of Dec. 29, 2018.

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Orange police officers were dispatched to the Texas Travel Information Center on Interstate 10 on Dec. 29 at about 4:45 a.m. concerning a major accident.

When officers arrived, they found a white 2014 Chevrolet truck driven by a 41-year-old Sulphur man had collided with two parked vehicles. The first vehicle struck was a 2014 Toyota Corolla occupied by two women, ages 37 and 38, from Lockhart, Texas. The 37-year-old was transported to St. Elizabeth via ambulance, while the 38-year-old was flown to the hospital.

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Christopher Drucker

Following an investigation by The Examiner and through the efforts of law enforcers from probation officers to prosecutors, a convicted counterfeiter and registered sex offender who molested an 11-year-old girl and who has failed multiple times to comply with sex offender registry rules has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for violating the terms of his felony probation.

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(L to R) Moez Babubhai Maknojiya and Milkha Singh

As part of a joint investigation, officers with the Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department executed three search warrants on Oct. 23 in the city of Orange, all related to gambling. The warrants were executed at convenience stores located at 1402 and 1415 16th St. and 3118 Edgar Brown. 

Two arrests followed:  Milkha Singh was arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity, gambling and owns both locations on 16th Street.

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On Oct. 19 at 2:18 a.m. the Orange Police Department responded to the area of Hwy 1130 and S.Teal in reference to a white female in the roadway.

Officers arrived and discovered a deceased white female with trauma to her body. She was identified as Lisa Ann Lee. The circumstances of this death are under investigation.

If anyone has information over Lee’s death, please contact the City of Orange Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477).

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William Webb, 21 of Orange, was arrested by Orange Co. Sheriff’s deputies and charged with Aggravated Robbery.  He was charged after shooting out the front door of the Dollar General store located at FM 1442, near I-10, on the night of Oct. 11.  He’d entered the building while employees hid, but left without taking anything.  Webb was found after a search later that evening.  

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Oct. 11, a man shot through the door of the Dollar General on FM 1442 near I-10, as employees barricaded themselves in another room of the store. The man entered the store but fled shortly thereafter. Video showed the man wearing a mask and a camo shirt, a pistol in one hand and some sort of blunt object in his other hand. 

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 All westbound traffic lanes of I-10 in Orange County have reopened following an early morning crash at mile marker 877 in Orange. 

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A representative from Payless confirmed that the shoe store chain will be reopening their location on MacArthur Street in Orange.  

The store has been abandoned since August 2017 due to flooding from Harvey.

Payless’ real estate department could not yet provide a date for the reopening, but persons interested in applying for employment are urged to visit https://stores-payless.icims.com/jobs.

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