SEVERAL NEW LEADS IN KATHY PAGE INVESTIGATION

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Since the announcement of a $50,000 reward in the legendary May 1991 unsolved murder case of Kathy Page, several new leads are being now pursued and detectives are in the process of setting up new interviews says Vidor Police Chief, Rod Carroll.

Carroll tells us, “With the help of the Good Lord maybe just maybe we will get that golden piece of evidence…”

Carroll tells 1813 that it’s a priority case as all murder cases should be. A woman reached out to us from Colorado saying she was fearful of talking about the case back then after a key witness was killed. She believes she has critical information for solving the case. 

1813 will be detailing new information as it becomes publicly available but won’t jeopardize the investigation.

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opd weekend report – Family assaults, drugs, break-ins

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ORANGE POLICE REPORT for the weekend unfortunately reflects more family violence, drug possessions, and burglaries in the area, from Friday to Sunday, while thefts from vehicles continue to be an issue along Meeks Drive.

05/21/21
Warrant Service – 40 block Bruce Lane
Public Intoxication – 1000 block Western
Warrant Service – 2800 block W. Park
Misc. – 16th @ I-10
Runaway Juvenile – 201 8th St.
Aggravated Assault, Family, Weapon – 1700 block Sunset Dr.
Aggravated Assault, Family, Strongarm – 2000 block Allie Payne
Aggravated Assault – Weapon – 10th & Burton
Department Activity, Other – 201 8TH ST
Traffic Accident, Vehicle Damage – 7112 IH 10
Assault – Class A Family Violence – 600 block Burton Ave.
Runaway Juvenile – 201 8TH ST
Hit/Run, Vehicle – 1600 block Sunset Dr.

05/22/21
Amphetamine, Possession – Kenwood at Bay
Traffic Accident, Vehicle Damage – 5700 Hwy. 90
Warrant Service – 201 8TH ST
Traffic Accident, Vehicle Damage – 62 AT 10
Burglary, Unforced Entry Nonresidence – 4900 block Oak Valley Dr.
Traffic Accident, Vehicle Damage – Knox & 4th
Warrant Service – Edgar Brown & Foreman
DUI – Drugs 2600 block Allie Payne
Marijuana, Possession – 1300 block Green
Aggravated Assault – Weapon – 7200 block IH 10
Vehicle Theft, Auto – 4700 block Meeks Dr.

5/23/21
Weapons Offenses Other – 3700 block N. 16th St.
Suspicious Activity – 4700 block Oak Valley Dr.
Amphetamine, Possession – 18000 block Hwy. 62 S.
Class A Family Violence – 4030 Sikes
Burglary, Unforced Entry Nonresidence – 2200 block Summer Oak Ln.
DEATH – Unattended Death – 400 block Bluebonnet Rd
Miscellaneous Incidents – 2000 block 10th
Warrant Service – 2300 block MacArthur
Assist Other Agency – 201 8TH ST
Amphetamine, Possession – Byley at Church
Miscellaneous – natural death – 5100 block Twin Oak Dr
Criminal Traffic Violation – IH 10 WB 869
Warrant – Orange Municipal court – 201 8TH ST

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OWNER STILL RECOVERING, WHILE RIVER RISES

ORANGE | 1813 News spoke with Ashley LeBlanc Steiner late this afternoon about her father, Oscar LeBlanc, beloved owner of Bluebird’s Fish Camp.

Now, after his SIXTH surgery, she says he is progressing every day, and the family is hopeful he will WALK out of the hospital when he recovers. But, Ashley says, there will be lots of physical therapy ahead.

Mr. LeBlanc is walking with assistance, she says, but, due to one of his many injuries – to his throat – he cannot yet speak, and there are still no leads as to who shot her father.

The family and Orange police are still asking for help in finding the shooter. 65-year-old Oscar LeBlanc was found with several gunshot wounds when officers responded to the 1800 block of Lincoln Drive around 1:15 a.m. on May 13th.

Police are asking for anyone with surveillance footage at their home near Lincoln Drive to check it and look for anything suspicious and call 409.883.1026.

In the meantime, the Sabine River today is rising right up to Bluebirds, as it as done many times before.

Ashley said, other than someone arrested for shooting her father, what the family needs most is prayers.
(Photos of Bluebird’s taken today 5/19 by Aaron Elms)

RUNAWAYS, ASSAULTS & THEFTS – OPD REPORT 5/14 – 5/16

Unfortunately it was another BUSY weekend for Orange Police.

05/14/21

DAMAGED PROPERTY – Vehicle – 4000 block of Sikes
BURGLARY – Forced Entry (Nonresidence) – 400 block 37th St.
DAMAGED PROPERTY – Vehicle – 400 block 16th St.
RUNAWAY JUVENILE – 3000 block Cosmos St.
THEFT – Other – 1300 block Park Ave.
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – Vehicle Damage – 3100 block 16th St.
MISC. Warrant – Orange County – 2800 block Enner Rd.

05/15/21 –

UNAUTHORIZED USE VEHICLE – (Joy riding) – 800 block 3rd St.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – (Amphetamine Possession) – IH10 EB AT MLK
RUNAWAY JUVENILE – 201 8TH ST
NON UCR REPORTABLE – 1900 Block International
ASSAULT – (Class A Family Violence) – 2300 block Pacific St.
MISC. WARRANT- Orange Co. – 200 block W. Dewey PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – 201 8TH ST
ASSAULT – Aggravated, Nonfamily, Weapon – 2100 block 8th St.

05/16/21

MISC. WARRANT – Other county -18000 block Hwy. 62
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – 200 block Border
STOLEN VEHICLE – (Joy riding) 2900 block 16th St.
MISC INCIDENTS – 2900 block 16th St.
SEXUAL OFFENSE – Carpenters Pl.
STOLEN VEHICLE – 2600 block IH 10
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – 7000 block Hwy. 12
MISC- 2400 block MacArthur
THEFT – Other – 1000 block Bancroft St.
RUNAWAY JUVENILE – 800 block 3rd St..

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BELOVED FISH CAMP OWNER SHOT

ORANGE | OVERNIGHT SHOOTING | FISH CAMP OWNER HOSPITALIZED

DO YOU HAVE A HOME OR BUSINESS ON LINCOLN DR?
Orange PD NEEDS YOUR HELP!

On May 13, 2021 at 1:12 am, Orange PD officers were dispatched to the 1800 blk of Lincoln Dr. about a gunshot victim. Officers arrived and located Mr. Oscar Joseph LeBlanc in his back yard with several gunshot wounds.

Mr. LeBlanc was conscious and alert, and was was transported to a Beaumont hospital before being transferred to a Houston hospital, where he is still in surgery.

Orange PD is asking for help from the public. Orange PD is asking anyone that lives or has a business around Lincoln Dr. to check their security cameras for anything suspicious between12:00 (midnight) and 1:30 am on May 13, 2021. Please contact the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026 or 409-883-1095 if anything is located.   The public can also contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.

VIDOR COUPLE ARRESTED IN DRUG RAID

VIDOR DRUG BUST | On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, The Orange County Narcotics Division, with the assistance of the Orange County SWAT Team, the Vidor Police Department and the Jasper County Precinct 6 Constable’s Office, executed a search and arrest warrant in the 1400 Block of Orange Street, Vidor, Orange County, Texas.

This search warrant was obtained after a lengthy investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Vidor, Texas area.

Approximately ½ pound of methamphetamine was found inside of the residence.

After the investigation, Aaron Leonard Dixon was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 – > 200 grams < 400 grams which is a 1st degree felony. A second occupant, Heather Elizabeth Wood, was found to be in possession of ¼ of an ounce of methamphetamine and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 – > 4 grams < 200 grams which is a 2nd degree felony. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone with their assistance in this investigation. (From press release)  

BRIDGE CITY DRUG BUST

BRIDGE CITY DRUG BUST | Yesterday, authorities confiscated a large amount of methamphetamine, along with several firearms at a residence in Bridge City.

On 05/12/2021, the Orange Regional Tactical Response Team executed an evidentiary search warrant at 1101 Bernice , in reference to narcotics being sold from the residence.
Two people were taken into custody – Ory Henry, 27, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Rachel Morgan, 29, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
This was a joint investigation conducted by the City of Orange Narcotic Division, West Orange Police Department and the Bridge City Police Department.

Suspect run over by own car

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ORANGE | OVERNIGHT Chase ends with suspect in hospital.

 A theft at a gas station became a chase last night that ended with the suspect’s own car injuring him. OPD was called after a theft was reported at the Shell Station on Edgar Brown Drive. OPD responded and the suspect fled in his vehicle.

 A lengthy chase ensued through side streets and down 16th Street to Lutcher Drive, where the suspect’s car was observed to go “airborne”, according to the report from OPD.

Once the suspect stopped the car, he attempted to run on foot and his car ran over his legs. He then jumped up to run again. Tasering was attempted but unsuccessful.

 Eventually, the suspect, Fernando Atkinson, collapsed, was caught, and taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

 

This is a developing story…..

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BODY FOUND NEAR RAINBOW BRIDGE

***UPDATE TO LAST NIGHT’S BREAKING NEWS *******

There is speculation that the body found is that of a missing TN man whose vehicle was found in Bridge City – we have NOT received confirmation of identity, and will NOT confirm until we receive it, out of respect to the family.

BODY FOUND NEAR RAINBOW BRIDGE

May 3rd, at 3:21 pm Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a body by Hwy. 87 and the Rainbow Bridge.  Texas Parks and Wildlife assisted.

IDENTITY IS BEING WITHHELD PENDING TESTS – victim was transported to Jefferson County Morgue.

OPD REPORTS – 4/23 – 4/25/21

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April 23, 2021 –

DAMAGED PROPERTY – Business – 2700 Block FOREMAN RD 
ABANDON VEHICLE – SIMMONS AT NORTH 
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT –  Injury – 6522 IH 10 
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant Service – 2300 Block LUTCHER DR 

 April 24, 2021 –

PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant Service – EDDLEMAN AT 27TH 
ASSAULT – Aggravated Assault – 400 Block W CYPRESS AVE 
THEFT – 200 block 8TH ST
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – 2400 block 16TH ST
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT –  28 CIRCLE C 
Miscellaneous – Warrant – Orange Municipal court 201 8TH ST 
TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – 3100 EDGAR BROWN DR 
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE – Amphetamine -37TH AT CAMILLA
AMBULANCE – Ambulance Assist –  E SUNSET 
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – CIRCLE G/ AZALEA
WEAPONS OFFENSE – Possession – PARK AT 35TH

April 25, 2021 –

ASSAULT – Simple Assault – CYPRESS AT 2ND 
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – 1400 block 16TH ST 
PROCESS SERVICE – Warrant – 600 block BURTON AVE 
FRAUD – Illegal Use Credit Cards – 1600 16TH ST 
Miscellaneous – Warrant – Orange Municipal court 201 8TH ST 

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