Vidor Police Department

The Vidor Police Department (VPD) is adding an officer to its ranks, and plans to sniff out a name soon for the new K-9 officer, Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

According to a news release, the newest addition to the VPD team is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. The K-9 unit is being trained for narcotics, tracking and handler protection, states the department, and is expected to start patrolling with Officer Ethan Mansfield in February 2018. 

"The K-9 is another tool that is being utilized to better protect our community," Carroll stated. 

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UPDATE: The autopsy of the human remains has been concluded. The Vidor Police Department has identified the remains and the medical examiner has ruled the death as a suicide.

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Saturday, Nov. 18, at about 11:57 a.m., the Vidor Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Highway 12 due to a report of human remains found in the wooded area, VPD Lt. Mike Sanchez said in a release.

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William Kevin McClure | Photo: Orange County Jail

Vidor Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the hit-and-run death of a grandmother leaving Texas Maze of Terror with her family, police said Nov. 2.

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Police in Vidor caught up to one of two men reportedly fleeing on four-wheelers after stealing one from a local wrecker service Oct. 18.

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Erin Nicole Yates

A car accident on Highway 12 in Vidor on Saturday claimed the life of a local woman, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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A head-on collision in Vidor resulted in multiple serious injuries with one of the vehicle knocked off the roadway, rolling multiple times before stopping.

According to a news release from the Vidor Police Department, dispatch received a call at 8:12 p.m. on Aug. 6 reporting a major accident involving a head-on collision at the intersection of SH-12 and Evengeline Lane near Quiet Village.

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old Vidor man after a family dispute allegedly erupted in violence on July 4, reports Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll. 

According to Carroll, police dispatch received a call at 8:17 p.m. that night in reference to a shooting in the 100 block of Carla Street in Vidor. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, identified by police as Gregory Paul Goldsmith, being treated by medics from Acadian Ambulance Service. The medics were unable to revive Goldsmith and declared him deceased at the scene.

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On Friday, June 30, 2017, at 10:51 pm the Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of an automobile collision in the 600 Block of S. Main Street. The caller advised the vehicle had left the roadway, flipped and was submerged in the School House Ditch. The caller advised that there were individuals entrapped in the vehicle. The first Officer on scene found the vehicle submerged up-side down in approximately four feet of water. Arriving officers and firefighters entered the waterway to conduct a water rescue.

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Police in Vidor arrested 21-year-old Trevor Duane Edwards May 4 after the manager of a fast food establishment where Edwards once worked said the former employee snuck behind the counter and into the manager’s office, stealing a wad of cash and fleeing in spite of being spotted in the act.

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Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll announced that until further notice East Tram Road will be closed from just past Walmart to North Tram Road until further notice, the Vidor Police Department posted in a Facebook post.

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