A man riding a motorized scooter through a grocery store was arrested Tuesday night for public intoxication. Orange police were called to Kroger, 1600 16th Street, at 7:10 p.m. concerning the man driving around carrying a load of groceries. Officer S. Williams reported the man had slurred speech. When another officer asked the man to get off the scooter, he had trouble maintaining his balance, Officer Williams said.
24-year-old Perry Lee Heard Jr. faces a Class C misdemeanor of public intoxication. He was taken to the Orange County Jail.
A parked pickup truck burned late Wednesday morning outside a house on Park Avenue at Eighth Street. Orange firefighters said no one was in the car when the fire was reported. A man walking by saw the flames and called 9-1-1 about 10:30 a.m. No one was injured.
Orange police are investigating the theft of nearly $1,300 from a fast food restaurant on Highway 62. A manager at Wendy’s, 2205 Highway 62, called police Monday morning to report the cash was missing from a bank deposit and a cash register. An employee is suspected.