Thursday Feb. 16, the Vidor Police Dept. Street Crimes Unit went to a home in the 600 block of Archie St. in reference to a narcotics investigation.

Street crimes officers knocked on the door and when the man opened, the officers were able to identify the white male who opened the door.

The man, known on sight, was identified as Christopher Allen Samuels. Samuels, who is wanted on warrants out of Orange County for bail jumping, failure to appear, and Vidor warrant driving while license invalid, closed the door and locked the dead-bolt when officers called him by name.

Once entry was gained into the apartment, Samuels was found in the bathroom and taken into custody. Officers found a hole in the sheetrock wall where Samuels was trying to get out of the apartment by breaking through the bathroom wall.

Samuels was taken into custody and transported to the Orange County Jail, where along with warrants, he was charged with evading arrest detention, and criminal mischief.

Samuels was arraigned by Orange County J.P. David peck, and bond was set at $1000 for evading arrest, and $1000 for criminal mischief.

“The citizens getting involved and working together with Law Enforcement will yield results in trying to clean our neighborhoods,” said Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows.

“Again, we encourage our citizens to contact us if they see high volumes of vehicle and pedestrian traffic entering and exiting a residence in their neighborhood. We will investigate all tips coming into the Police Department,” concluded Chief Shows.

Contact the Vidor Police Department at 769-4561 if you suspect criminal activity in your neighborhood.