Vidor PD Street Crimes Unit arrest five
The Vidor Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted their Holiday Season Criminal Activity Investigation throughout the city of Vidor and its business on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, about 10:21 p.m.
“These investigations consist of Street Crimes Officers walking in our local businesses pursuing Criminal Activity,” said Vidor Chief of Police Dave Shows.
While conducting these investigations, Robert Dye was arrested for an outstanding Criminal Trespass Warrant in the Cross Roads Shopping Center.
Shortly thereafter, Street Crimes officers were at the Vidor Walmart Store where a shoplifting plot was thwarted. While conducting investigations into the Shoplifting, four individuals were arrested for various charges, possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous drugs, and outstanding warrants. Those arrested were as follows:
Tonya Marie Harst, possession of controlled substance and possession of dangerous drugs; Michael Helmer, possession of a controlled subtance; Amber Lynn Smith, warrant MTRP – failure to identify and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Sabrina Louise Bartell, warrent theft class A – Jefferson County, possession of a controlled substance and possession of dangerous drugs.
All subjects arrested were taken to the Orange County Jail and released to their custody.
Harst, Helmer and Bartell were later arraigned by Orange County Justice of the Peace David Peck.
“The Vidor Police Departments Street Crimes Unit will be out this Holiday Season aggressively pursuing those who wish to conduct Criminal Activity not only in our streets, but in our businesses,” concluded Chief of Police Dave Shows.