Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy.
Crime Stoppers provides a telephone number (409-833-8477), Web Tips, and a Mobile App (P3Tips App) to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.
You will not be asked for your name. You simply give the confidential information to the call taker. You will then receive a confidential code number. If your information leads to the arrest of a Felon or the solving of a crime, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.
Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas was established on November 1, 1981. Since its inception, the program has received over 14,000 tips resulting in over 3,000 arrests, nearly 6,000 cases cleared and over 7 million dollars in property recoveries and drug seizures.
Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is funded by private donations and fundraising. NO TAX DOLLARS are involved.
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News Release from Chief Rod Carroll Subject: Aggravated Assault Date: April 5, 2020
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of shots fired in the 100 Block of Hebert Street, Vidor, Texas. Arriving Officers found 4 victims that had been struck. All victims were treated on scene and transported by Acadian Ambulance Service to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooter had left the scene prior to law enforcements arrival. The shooter was later located and detained. The investigation shows that the victims and shooter had a prior relationship. The investigation is on-going at this time. There is no continuing threat to the community. ... See MoreSee Less
News Release from Chief Rod Carroll Subject: Family Violence – Shot Fired Date: April 5, 2020
On Saturday, April 4, 2020, the Vidor Police Department Dispatch center received a call of an assault in progress in the 1100 block of N. Archie, Vidor, Texas. The caller advised that she and her husband were having an argument when he produced a handgun and fired it at her. The victim was able to escape the residence to a neighbor’s residence to contact the police. The victim was not struck by the bullet. Arriving officers were able to communicate with the husband and have him exit the residence without any further violence. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with Felony Family Violence involving a firearm. He was transported to the Orange County Jail. The suspect is identified as: Aric Lyle Blanchard Age: 39 Hometown: Vidor, Texas The Vidor Police Department wants everyone to understand that tensions are high with the current status of Covid 19. We need to distance ourselves from others to allow emotions to decrease and for everyone to be safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread. We realize there are those individuals who refuse to comply with Stay Home- Work Safe Orders, or don't take this virus serious. We depend on the citizens that are doing everything possible to help fight the spread and are staying home and limiting trips for essential needs. Positive tests results will continue to rise. Please treat everyone you encounter as a possible carrier of COVID-19 instead of trying to figure out who has it and letting your guard down. Continue to use Social Distancing Protocol- stay at least 6 feet away from others, wash your hands and sanitize commonly used areas. ... See MoreSee Less
Judge Wayne McDanielIf you have any of the symptoms listed on this flyer, or additionally, if you are experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, chills, fatigue... If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 by someone else who has tested positive, then call the Regional Call Center to be screened. We want to screen anyone who needs it, and test everyone who needs to be tested.
Texans For DadeCheckpoints are now in effect on the Texas / Louisiana border. For information related to the Texas checkpoints and complying with the Executive Order, please call Texas DPS at (844) 986-1093 or visit gov.texas.gov/coronavirus.
Commercial traffic will not be impacted.￼
From the Louisiana State Police:
***West Louisiana Traffic Advisory*** April 5, 2020
“Beginning Sunday, April 5, 2020, motorists are urged to exercise caution and remain alert for traffic congestion when traveling west into Texas from Louisiana roadways.
Checkpoints and screening of vehicles leaving Louisiana related to the COVID-19 pandemic may result in traffic backups in westbound lanes of travel. The screening of vehicles applies to all roadways crossing the LA/TX border including interstates.
Commercial motor vehicle traffic will not be obstructed.
With regard to Louisiana roadways, traffic conditions can be found using the Louisiana Traveler Information System through several different methods including the 511 phone system, www.511la.org, Louisiana DOTD Twitter accounts, and the “Louisiana 511” smartphone application.
To report dangerous road conditions or reckless drivers, dial *LSP (*577) to be connected to the nearest LSP Troop.” ... See MoreSee Less
Orange County Sheriff’s Office Press Release April 5, 2020
The Orange County Sheriff's Office late on Friday, April 3, 2020 was notified that an employee had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus by the Southeast Texas Emergency Operations Center. In an abundance of caution and according to the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, a number of employees were notified of the positive result and were told to self-quarantine at home. This was done to protect the citizens of Orange County and the employees who had not come into contact with the infected individual. The self-quarantine will last for 14 days as per the recommendation of the CDC. Sheriff Keith Merritt wants the public to know that the Sheriff’s Office is still continuing to run effectively and efficiently during this time. We will serve the needs of the citizens during this trying time and provide law enforcement services to the County of Orange. Protection of our citizens and employees are and will be our number one concern.
On April 4, 2020 at 1:09 P.M Orange Police Department received a report of a shooting victim at 1321 16thSt., Exceptional ER. Officers arrived and discovered Trey Chanley Gibson (W/M/17 yoa) with a gunshot to his chest. The victim was pronounced deceased by Judge Price.
Officers were advised the shooting happened inside the fence at 610 Burton Ave.
The suspect is described as a large black male wearing a white tank top shirt and dark shorts. A second suspect was described as a short, black male, with dreadlock hair, dark shirt and dark shorts. The suspects may have been associated with a teal 4-door Buick, with damage to the driver side rear door area.
Orange Police Department is requesting any information related to this homicide be forwarded to Orange PD at 409-883-1026 or contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS or use the P3 app.
Judge Wayne McDanielTo Each and Every Citizen of Hardin County: I believe this is our largest one day increase in confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Hardin County as well as the SETX Region. It is VERY important that you follow all Orders in place by President Trump, Governor Abbott, all County Judges and Mayors. These provisions were put in place to protect our citizens and are absolutely not meant to infringe on your Rights as an American/Texan. If you are skeptical of the prediction that up to 240,000 Americans (including approximately 7,000 Texans) will die as a result of COVID-19, I’ll tell you that I was too up until about 3 weeks ago. It is not too late to realize the magnitude of this disease and protect yourself and your family. I hope you will agree to do so now if you haven’t already!
Thank you to the Hardin County Health Department for keeping up with these daily statistics in addition to the extensive and sometimes overwhelming work they are doing on behalf of all citizens of Hardin and Orange Counties. Your tireless work does not go unnoticed and it truly appreciated by all.