Orange County

Phone scams have been spreading and infecting areas all over the country, according to reports from the FBI, the BBB and the IRS, and the Southeast Texas community has not escaped the effects. Prior reports from The Examiner have warned of the scams reported in Jefferson and Jasper Counties. Now, Orange County reports they too have numerous reports from victims of phone scams in which the callers represent themselves as a part of the county's law enforcement agency, the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Ronald Rice II

Beaumont police assisted other law enforcers, including deputies of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, in chasing down and apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery over the weekend, but not before the man drove the stolen truck he was operating into the Neches River, BPD reports.

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Human remains discovered in Orange County on March 19 have been positively identified as 25-year-old David Van Nguyen of Port Arthur, missing since March 6 and the subject of an extensive search after his car was discovered March 7 on top of the Veterans Memorial Bridge, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A body discovered on a beach near the Rainbow Bridge in Orange County on March 19 is believed to be that of a man missing since March 6, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from OCSO, dispatchers received a report from a construction worker on the Rainbow Bridge who spotted what he believed to be a human body on a beach below at about 12:40 p.m. Deputies responded to the area in the Sheriff’s Office airboat, assisted by the Port Arthur Police Department, and discovered a deceased adult male. 

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search of the suspect’s residence turned up more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Richard David Shock

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a local man for multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search warrant at the suspect's residence led them to the discovery of more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports OCSO.

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Blake Owen Buxton of Orange

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found a large quantity of methamphetamine, a drug that has been the bane of the area for years, during a traffic stop on March 4, reports OCSO.

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Kiera Simone Levine

A Louisiana woman was arrested March 1 after an officer in Orange discovered more than a pound of cocaine in a duffle bag near her wrecked vehicle, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Stolen utility trailer

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is requesting help from the public in locating the suspect or suspects responsible for the Feb. 18 theft a utility trailer from Turning Point Church at 3600 North Main St. in Vidor, reports OCSO.

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A 38-year-old Vinton, Louisiana man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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