Vidor Police Department

The parents of an infant went to jail April 16 after a police captain found suspected heroin inside a diaper bag while preparing to change the baby’s dirty diaper, reports Officer Amber Valenciano of the Vidor Police Department.

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Applause echoed through the Vidor City Hall on April 10 as Sgt. Aleta Cappen again shattered a glass ceiling at the Vidor Police Department when she was promot - ed to captain – the first female captain on the city’s police force.

Before she was the first female captain, Cappen was the first female sergeant at the department, and before that, its first female officer in 1978.

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Rosemary Andrews | Photo: Vidor Police Department
Devin Andrews | Photo: Vidor Police Department

Vidor Police have two people in custody after a chase, according to a release from the Vidor Police Department.

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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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