Vidor Police Beat for Jan. 6-12
On Thursday, Jan. 6 at about 11:20 a.m., Sergeant Kevin Westmoreland of the Vidor Police Department was on patrol in the 1100 block of N. Archie Street, Vidor, Orange County, Texas when he observed a green, 1996 Jeep Cherokee displaying an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker (Nov. 2009). Westmoreland conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 1200 block of Archie Street and met with the driver who was identified as Michael Duane Humberson. Westmoreland conducted a drivers license inquiry which revealed an active suspension for a DWLI surcharge due for no insurance. Westmoreland conducted an inquiry on the vehicle’s registration to confirm if it had active insurance coverage, which it didn’t have. Humberson was placed under arrest for Driving While License Invalid enhanced/No Insurance (Class B). Ray’s Wrecker was called to take custody of the vehicle and Humberson was transported to the Orange County Jail after he was booked at the Vidor Police Department.
On Thursday, Jan. 6 at about 12:48 p.m., Officer Catherine Braneff of the Vidor Police Department was dispatched to 1350 North Main (Wal-Mart) in Vidor, Orange Countuy, Texas in reference to a shoplifter. Upon arrival, the suspect, identified as Scotty Warren Dorn, was located and arrested for Class C Theft and three outstanding warrants. The suspect was transported to the VPD for booking and was later taken to the Orange County Jail.
On Thursday, Jan. 6 at about 10:08 p.m., Officer Leonard Smith of the Vidor Police Department was dispatched to 855 Clearview in reference to a suspicious person knocking on the door of a residence. Upon his arrival in the area, Smith saw a white male walking down the street. Smith stopped the man and identified him as Joseph Dewayne Jarnigan. Smith asked dispatch to check Jarnigan for any warrants. It was found that Jarnigan has two outstand Capias Pro Fine warrants for his arrest out of Justice of the Peace #4. Both warrants were confirmed and Jarnigan was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Orange County Jail.
On Friday, Jan. 7 at about 11:54, Patrol Officer Mike Sanchez of the Vidor Police Department was dispatched to Park and Store Self Storage at 150 Morgan Street, Vidor, Orange County, Texas in reference to a warrant service. Upon his arrival, he saw Lieutenant Arthur Carter and Patrol Officer Ray Ruggles, also of the Vidor Police Department, arrive at the business. Sanchez entered the business and spoke with a white male who was sitting behind a desk. The man was identified as William Glenn Johns. Johns had an outstanding felony warrant out of Hernando County in Florida. After warrant confirmation, Johns was taken into custody and transported to the Orange County Jail.
On Saturday, Jan. 8 at about 7:51 p.m., Officer James Roy of the Vidor Police Department was taking a dinner break at 765 North Main in Vidor, Orange County, Texas, when he saw a white female who he knew to be Kayla Casey, enter the restaurant. He knew Casey to be wanted on outstanding warrants out of the City of Vidor Municipal Court. He met with Casey and had the warrants confirmed with dispatch. Casey was place under arrest and was transported to the Orange County Jail.
On Saturday, Jan. 8 at about 2:44 a.m., Officer James Roy of the Vidor Police Department was on patrol in a marked City of Vidor patrol unit in the 100 block of South Main in Vidor, Orange County, Texas. While on patrol, Roy saw a 1997 Ford Explorer sitting at the intersection of South Main and Old Highway 90. The traffic light indicated green, but the Ford continued to sit at the intersection. He saw the rear license plate on the Ford was partially obstructed by decorative chrome trim. AFter about 15 seconds, the Ford finally drover through the intersection. He conducted a traffic stop on the For in the 200 block of South Main. He met with the white female driver, who identified herself as Mary Elizabeth McDonald. Roy asked dispatch to check McDonald for warrants and she was wanted for three outstanding warrants out of the City of Vidor Municipal Court. The warrants were confirmed and she was placed under arrest. McDonald called Elizabeth Hill to the scene and released the Ford to her. Roy transported McDonald to the Orange County Jail.
On Monday, Jan. 10 at about 12:21 p.m., Sergeant Kenneth Bost of the Vidor Police Department was dispatched to 997 North Main (Jody Leigh’s) in Vidor, Orange County, Texas, in reference to a theft. While in route, dispatcher Gina Sellers said the caller was following a white male who was carrying a roll of copper wire he had stolen from an Entergy truck in the parking lot. Upon arrival, the caller told me she followed the man to 1140 North Archie #23 and saw him the wire inside. Bost met with the man that identified himself as Jonathan Dale Quebedeaux. Moments later, Quebedeaux produced the copper wiring and was placed into handcuffs. Bost brought Quebedeaux to the Orange County Jail, where he was released to the on-duty jail staff.
On Tuesday, Jan. 11 at about 10:05 a.m., Officer Leonard Smith of the Vidor Police Department was on patrol in the 100 block of Wilson Street. He saw a white, 1992 Chevrolet Caprice with the right brake light out. Smith attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle turned and came to a stop in the 400 block of East Freeway. The driver, Windy Ann Norris and passenger, Christopher John Hogan were checked for warrants. It was found that Hogan had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed, Hogan was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Orange County Jail.
On Tuesday, Jan 11 at about 10:32 p.m., Corporal Thomas Verrett with Vidor Police Department was dispatched to the Adult Probation Office at 190 Camp Street in Vidor, Texas in reference to serving an outstanding warrant. Upon arrival, Verrett spoke to a probation officer who advised him that white mail with an outstanding warrant was in his office. Verrett spoke to the man who was identified as Joe Willard Kelley Jr. and explained why he was there. Dispatcher Sellers advised Verrett that the outstanding warrant was issued County Court at Law, Judge Jimmy Sylvia out of Chambers County, Texas. Kelley was placed under arrest without incident and was transported to the Orange County Jail by Deputy Darren Mooney with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at about 2:22 p.m., Patrol Officer Mike Sanchez of the Vidor Police Department hear Patrol Officer Ray Ruggles, also of the VPD, conduct a traffic stop in the 2100 block of West Freeway, Vidor, Orange County, Texas. Ruggles identified the driver to be Stephen Wayne Louviere Jr. Louviere had an outstanding Vidor Municipal Court Warrant out for his arrest. Ruggles took custody of Louviere after the warrant was confirmed. Sanchez followed Louviere to the Vidor Municipal Court where he met with Vidor Municipal Court Judge Michael Abbott. He was later released by Judge Abbott.
On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at about 2:26 p.m., Officer Leonard Smith of the Vidor Police Department was on patrol in the 600 block of North Main. He saw a white female in the parking lot of Speedy Stop, 695 North Main. He knew the female on sight to be Anna Works. He asked dispatch to check Works for warrants and it was found that she had two outstanding warrants for her arrest out of the Vidor Municipal Court. Smith drove into the parking lot and detained Works until the warrants were confirmed. Smith took works into custody and transported her to the Vidor Municipal Court. Works was released to Bailiff Mike Sanchez to be taken before Judge Michael Abbott.
On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at about 4:19 p.m., Officer James Blankenship of the Vidor Police Department was patrolling the Pine Street area. He saw a vehicle driving in the 1000 block that had an expired inspection sticker. The vehicle also did not signal a turn from Pine St. to Harvey St. Blankenship conducted a traffic stop and a white male was identified as Michael Dennis Grubbs Jr. Grubbs was arrested for expired inspection and failure to use a turn signal. He was taken and released to the Orange County Jail.
On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at about 5:32 p.m., Sergeant Kennith Bost of the Vidor Police Department was dispatched to 530 Highland Street in Vidor, Orange County, Texas in reference to a family disturbance. While in route, dispatcher Gina Sellers said it was father and son fighting; the son left on a bicycle. While at the Corner of North Dewitt and Park Street, I met with the son and identified him as Jeremiah Sweet. I brother him back to the house and moments later, obtained a written statement from the dad. Jeremiah was arrest for family violence and brought to the Orange County Jail.