Orange

Buchanan

Lamar State College-Orange will be presenting the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on March 26, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Jessica Buchanan, humanitarian aid worker and co-author of “Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six”.

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Narcotics arrest, cocaine
Brandon Dermain Jolivette

Narcotics officers with the Orange Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Brandon Jolivette of Orange after discovering powder cocaine and hundreds in cash during an investigation, OPD reports.

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A two-vehicle accident in Orange cost one man his life and another his freedom, reports the Orange Police Department.

According to a news release from OPD, on March 8 at 4:41 a.m., City of Orange Police Officers were dispatched to Highway 87 and M. L. King Drive in reference to a traffic crash. Officers arrived at the scene to discover one person deceased. The deceased man was identified as Bret Allen Gentzler, an Orange County resident.

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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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Orange Police are currently searching for a male and female who robbed a convenience store there on Monday evening, March 2, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Blaize Lacase (left) and Justin Brown

Two men were arrested in Orange on Feb. 20 after they allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Police in Orange are searching for a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery on Feb. 4.

According to a news release from OPD, on Feb. 4 at 11:00 p.m., officers with the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 1402 16th Street, Star Stop # 3, in reference to an aggravated robbery. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a hoodie style jacket and a dark ski mask, brandishing a pistol.

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An Orange man was arrested on Jan. 26 after a report of a suspicious vehicle led officers to discover what they believe to be synthetic marijuana in the man's possession.

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Troy Len Battise, 46, of Orange was arrested for public intoxication on Jan. 12.

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Chasity Lynette Barks and Pablo Riojas Jr.

A man and woman were arrested in Orange after a traffic stop led police to the discovery of methamphetamine inside the vehicle on Jan. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

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