Vidor Police Department

Vidor Police responded to the 900 block of Sarver Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11:40 a.m. to a call that a 17-year-old male was trying to dismember his right arm with a radial arm saw. The teen was taken by ambulance to a landing zone where a medical transport helicopter could take him to UTMB Galveston, according to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, but was then re-routed to St. Elizabeth Hospital due to the life-threatening conditions he sustained.

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On Feb. 7, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety was notified of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.

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Vidor Police and Orange County Fire ESD #1 were notified of an 18 wheeler on fire on I-10 westbound at mile marker 862 on Feb. 1 at 6:45 a.m., Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll said in a statement.

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A man police believe was suffering from excited delirium, a condition often associated with drug use, reportedly fought officers attempting to take him into custody in Vidor, injuring one officer who was transported via ambulance to a Beaumont emergency room on Jan. 8.

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Police in Vidor arrested two suspects on suspicion of public intoxication and other charges after a customer at a local Taco Bell told dispatch the parties had been inside the business "making a butt of themselves" and disturbing patrons Dec. 7, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD). 

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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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