Orange

Police in Orange are searching for a suspect in the Dec. 28 aggravated robbery of the Popeye's restaurant located in the 1600 block of Link Avenue.

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, a black male wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun robbed the Popeye's and then fled the location with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers were dispatched to the scene at about 8:04 p.m., and arrived approximately two minutes later but were unable to locate a suspect.

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Orange County sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in the aggravated robbery of a convenience store in the Little Cypress area, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle accident in Orange who had to extracted using the Jaws of Life later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, reports the Orange Police Department.

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An Orange County Jail frequent flier has been arrested again, according to incident reports from the Orange Police Department. Melody Travonne Johnson, 27 of Orange, a repeat offender who has been arrested on several occasions over the last two years for numerous crimes including public intoxication, causing a disturbance and more, was again arrested on Nov. 30 for warrants and for evading police.

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A man in Orange was arrested after leading officers there on a dangerous chase through a drainage canal on Dec. 1.

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Orange residents, and everyone, should be keeping a close eye on their children after a report of an attempted kidnapping near Circle P in Orange on Nov. 16.

According to an incident report from the Orange Police Department, two black males in a faded maroon car with black wheels, the driver wearing a black shirt and the passenger wearing a blue and white bandana, reportedly approached a juvenile on the street. The men reportedly fled when the juvenile's mother drew near. 

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Investigators are still searching for a suspect who robbed a local fast food restaurant at gunpoint in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, police in Orange report.

According to an incident report from the Orange Police Department, dispatch received a call at about 4 a.m. regarding a suspect dressed in a camouflage jacket and a ski mask who stole money from the 16th Street Jack-in-the-Box in Orange. The gun-wielding thief got away with an unspecified amount of money from the drive-thru register and the safe of the business.

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A woman arrested for driving while intoxicated in the wee hours of Friday, Nov. 7, probably should have skipped the McDonald's drive-thru or at least hitched a ride with a sober friend, according to information within an Orange Police Department incident report.

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Kenneth Lee Roberts

Orange police officers arrested two people after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine and marijuana inside a vehicle on Nov. 4.

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A disturbance at the Best Western in Orange led to the arrest of a Newton man for possession of methamphetamine.

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