Vidor

Fire damaged two units at Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 responded to a fire Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

About 2:12 p.m., the department received a call of a fire at a duplex apartment on Luther Circle and was on the scene at 2:17 p.m. The fire was extinguished around 20 minutes later, said Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief Bryant Champagne.

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The City of Vidor continues its efforts to collect a decade's worth of outstanding fines owed to the city. This week, police are asking for assistance in locating the following persons owing more than $1000 in fines to the city:
1. Derrick Doran Cane, B/M, Age 50, 3 traffic warrants totaling $1,629.00
2. Patricia Diane Carlton, W/F, age 43, 1 traffic warrant totaling $1,020.00
3. Linda Chaison, W/F, age 43, 2 traffic warrant totaling $1,322.00
4. Cody Michael Chartin, W/M, age 29, 4 traffic warrants totaling $1,761.00

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The City of Vidor continues its efforts to collect a decade's worth of outstanding fines owed to the city. This week, police are asking for assistance in locating the following persons owing more than $1000 in fines to the city:

1. Raymond Dale Jordan, W/M, Age 56, 3 traffic warrants totaling $1,133.00

2. Michael Allen Johnson, W/M, age 34, 4 traffic warrants totaling $1,033.00

3. Courtney Lynn Johnson, W/F, age 28, 3 traffic warrant totaling $1,108.00

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A former Vidor ISD teacher accused of an improper relationship with a student pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to probation in Orange County.

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Melissa Ringhardt, the babysitter on duty at the time of 5-year-old Vidor resident John “Johnny” Read’s accidental shooting death in October 2013, has been located and arrested by deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Arkansas, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Michael Durr and Robert Droddy

Two Vidor men have been charged with possession of a controlled substance following a routine traffic stop near Lakeview Road in Orange County that resulted in the seizure of around 34 grams of methamphetamine.

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The Vidor Police Department is cracking down on offenders with outstanding warrants in the city, and in a move towards that effort, Police Chief Dave Shows is issuing a weekly top ten most wanted of those fugitives who have failed to pay their required fines for criminal offenses.

This week, VPD is searching for the following offenders:

Achee, Jason Ray, w/m, 39, wanted for five traffic warrants totaling $2,112;

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Five people were arrested at a Vidor apartment last week after Orange County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant and found about 40 grams of methamphetamine, OCSO reports.

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photo by Kevin King

Two automobile accidents kept Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers busy Tuesday morning, August 4, the first resulting in a fuel leakage and prompting response by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as well as first responders' using the "jaws of life" to pull a Florida man from his vehicle.

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