Vidor

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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Paul Joseph Lagrone

Orange County Sheriff's Investigators arrested a Vidor man reportedly in possession of a large amount methamphetamine during a traffic stop March 27, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Police in Vidor arrested four people for forgery after they allegedly attempted to pass counterfeit currency at three local businesses, reports Chief Rod Carroll. 

According to a news release from the Vidor Police Department (VPD), officers responded to a call reporting several counterfeit bills that had been used as payment at the Dollar General store in the 300 block of Main Street at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 31.  The clerk told officers that two males and a female passed fake two $20 bills and a $50 bill.

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A woman who was reportedly flashing a firearm in traffic was searched and arrested on multiple charges after police in Vidor discovered 45 baggies of synthetic marijuana inside her vehicle.

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Monday, Jan. 8, at 3:54 p.m., Beaumont police responded to an auto-pedestrian crash in the 6100 block of Hwy 69 southbound, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

When officers arrived, they located a male lying in the roadway.

At this time, police said it is unclear whether he was attempting to cross Hwy 69 or if he was walking next to the inside lane when he was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up.

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A Vidor man accused of murder is out on bond after being arrested in relation to the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Eric Sharpe, also of Vidor, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). According to investigators, Sharpe was shot and killed just days before Christmas at a Vidor residence belonging to the suspected shooter, identified by deputies as 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin.

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