Orange

Johnny Morris (left) and Roderick Collins

A patrol officer in Orange called for backup Sunday evening after his attempt to cite a local resident for loud music got complicated, resulting in two arrests.

According to a report from OPD Officer Michael Roush, as he was patrolling April 26 at about 7:05 p.m. in the area of 2nd Street and Turret Avenue, he saw a Ford Expedition with the windows down and heard loud music blaring from the vehicle.

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Police in Orange are searching for a suspect who led them on a chase ending at an apartment complex and then got away on foot, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Construction has continued on a Confederate memorial being built in Orange since The Examiner last reported on the controversial structure in 2014, and City Attorney John Cash “Jack” Smith said, in spite of the fact that neither he nor the city wants the monument, his hands are tied, legally speaking, at least at the moment.

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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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Investigators with the City of Orange Police Department are looking for the suspect who robbed Food Mart #2 in Orange on Easter Sunday night, reports OPD.

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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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