Vidor

Megan Gail Freeman, 56, of Vidor | Facebook.com photo

At approximately 5:45 a.m. Monday, May 28, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash near the intersection of FM 105 and West Circle Road in Vidor.

Initial reports indicate that a 2015 Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on FM 105.  A pedestrian was walking in the middle of the roadway and walked into the path of the Ford.

The pedestrian, Megan Gail Freeman, 56, of Vidor, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton.

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With assistance from Walmart loss prevention staff and two good Samaritans, a Vidor police officer sidetracked a robbery suspect fleeing the superstore following an alleged theft, but not before he sustained some sensitive injuries during a short foot chase.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in on Main Street in Vidor sent a 59-year-old woman to a local hospital in critical condition, Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

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A pickup truck and 18-wheeler were involved in a crash near the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County Monday, May 14.

Sergeant Stephanie Davis of Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1997 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer. As the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck began to stop for a traffic light, his vehicle was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler. 

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Photo by Kyle Cooper

An 18-wheeler carrying a non-toxic catalyst flipped over on Sarver Street in Vidor while attempting to find an alternate route to avoid traffic backed up due to a overturned vehicle on I-10 W near Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

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A guard dog who bit a man who was subsequently arrested for public intoxication is under observation at Vidor Animal Control and will soon be reunited with his family, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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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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Photo by Kevin King

A train derailed in Vidor on Sunday morning, April 15. According to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, the train derailment could be heard form their office; upon arrival they could see the train laying on its side, with what was later identified as corn spilled out. Because of the derailment, the North Main crossing was shut down for approximately two hours.

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A tip from a concerned citizen led Orange County deputies to a suspect in three separate robberies of area convenience stores, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Grizzaffi, deputies responded to OJ's Mobile Mart, located at 9508 Highway 12 in Orange County at about 7 a.m. on March 29 in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect fled in an unknown direction after taking a large amount of cash from the clerk at gunpoint. 

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