Orange

Police investigating a cell phone theft in Orange on Sept. 16 instead discovered crack cocaine in the possession of a teenage resident of the city, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Police in Orange arrested a 27-year-old Orange resident after discovering the man was in possession of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop on Sept. 8.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department, Officer Stephen Ward conducted the traffic stop at approximately 10 p.m. Monday night when he observed a red, four-door Saturn traveling south in the 2000 block of 16th Street with an expired registration. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Shawn Hand.

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Police in Orange have arrested a suspect they say admitted to being high on PCP after responding to a call of a disturbance on Monday, Sept. 8, at about 11:18 p.m. When they found the man lying in the middle of the road, he reportedly started removing his clothing - all of it.

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A masked intruder robbed an Orange resident of $400 in cash, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Richard Kibodeaux (left) and Laura Willey

Police in Orange arresting a man for a warrant for failing to pay child support had to make a stop at a local hospital before they could take the suspect to jail because the man fainted while being detained, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Orange resident Elmus Andrews was arrested for public intoxication Monday, Aug. 25, after the Orange Police Department received a call at about 2:16 a.m. from a concerned citizen who said the suspect was having "some type of religious experience" in the middle of 16th Street.

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Southern Pacific Depot in Orange

The Friends of the Orange Depot is still raising funds to transform the historic Southern Pacific Depot in Orange from a long-abandoned train station into a must-see museum and more for both visitors from the area and travelers from abroad. In furtherance of their noble efforts to educate and inspire tourists and local adventurers by revitalizing the historic structure, the Friends are hosting their first Depot Day at the Pavilion in Orange on Saturday, Oct. 18, and everyone is invited.

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A 34-year-old Houston man parked in a vacant lot in Orange was arrested after police discovered methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana in the man's possession, Orange police report.

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Local citizens striving to make improvements to the city, starting with the Historic District, have formed a new non-profit organization in Orange, the Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) group.

According to information provided by the organization, HOPE was formed to "support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social and environmental setting, the well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas."

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Jamal Andrews
Melody Johnson
Annette Fulcher

In Plato’s Laws, the philosopher surmises, “There is no harm in repeating a good thing.” But clearly, that does not apply to criminal activity, a bad thing for both society and the lawbreakers themselves who, by law, face stricter penalties with every recurring infraction. Yet some Orange residents can’t seem to stop repeating their mistakes in spite of those potentially heightened consequences.

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