Vidor Police Department

Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst announced Nov. 18 that he has nominated Rod Carroll as the next chief of police for the city of Vidor, replacing Chief Dave Shows, whose last official day coincides with the announcement of the city’s nominee.

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Vidor Police recovered a stolen motorcycle during a traffic stop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m.

Vidor Police officers were on patrol in the 1000 block of Old Highway 90 when they stopped a motorcycle displaying an expired Texas license plate. The officers ran a check with the Vidor dispatcher and found the motorcycle was listed as stolen through the Orange County Sheriff’s office.

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Kamryn Darnell Oliver

A home in the 500 block of Pine Burr Street in Vidor was being burglarized Wednesday, Nov. 9, according to the Vidor Police Department, when the owner arrived home from work.

The homeowner described the suspects as a white male, a black male, and one black female. The suspects fled on foot, and the 17-year-old black female was caught by a bystander who saw the homeowner chasing the suspects down the road.

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A Vidor man is behind bars on $225,000 in bonds after police allegedly found methamphetamine in his possession while investigating a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart on North Main Street.  

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Police in Vidor arrested a local man for public intoxication after reportedly finding him lying on the ground covered in vomit outside a convenience store Sept. 5, reports Officer Joseph Snider of the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Police in Vidor arrested an Orange resident for multiple outstanding warrants after the motorcyclist's showboating warranted a traffic stop July 13, reports Officer Lee Brading of the Vidor Police Department. 

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Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Vidor man June 25, said Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows.

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A former Orange Police Department officer who resigned subsequent to being charged with narcotics theft in 2013 was arrested again May 29 after stumbling into a stranger’s residence apparently intoxicated, reports Vidor Police Department Officer Eric Meineke.

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Police in Vidor arrested 12 people in two days during two separate incidents in the city.

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On September 26, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., Vidor Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Main Street in reference to a hit and run incident involving a bicyclist. The victim, who has yet to be named, was transported to Baptist hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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