Orange police spent time during the weekend dealing with trespassers and people who were drunk in public. Also, vandals knocked down six mailboxes on Dawnwood Street and a credit card skimmer was found on a pump at the Valero station off Interstate 10 at Highway 62.
Detective Captain Robert Enmon said an investigator is diligently working on leads on the mailboxes vandals. Police were called by a resident about 3 a.m. Sunday and found at least six mailboxes down. Enmon said if anyone has surveillance video showing the vandals, they should contact detectives at 883-1095.
The skimmer was reported at 11 a.m. Saturday. Enmon said Orange police are working with the U.S. Secret Service on the skimmers that have been found repeatedly at the same store. The electronic skimmers are placed on gas pumps and then send debit or credit card info to thieves who make illegal charges.
Two burglaries were reported during the weekend. One was on Fourth Street in the Old Orange Historic District. A relative was checking on the house and found a broken window. Also, the top part of a screen door had been torn open. Police will wait for the homeowners to learn if anything is missing. Another burglary was reported Friday afternoon on Decatur Avenue in the Navy Park neighborhood.
Two people were arrested for public intoxication at different times at the Smart Stop convenience store, 811 Strickland Drive. Store personnel called police about 3 a.m. Sunday because a man was asking customers for a ride and walking in and out of traffic. Police report a 52-year-old man from Orange was arrested for misdemeanor public intoxication. Officers were called back to the store at 9:49 p.m. Sunday. They arrested a 47-year-old man from Orange for misdemeanor public intoxication.
Other public intoxication arrests included one at a business in the 200 block of Border Street. The business owner called at 9:16 p.m. Saturday after watching a surveillance video of a man with a bike trying to break inside the building. The man was also seen urinating on the steps. Police arrested a 71-year-old man for public intoxication.
A 52-year-old transient was arrested for public intoxication about 10 Saturday night after he was found lying on the ground behind a building at the Comfort Inn, 2321 Highway 62 South.
And police Sunday evening went to the Sunset Grove Apartments, 2801 Sunset Drive, and arrested a 32-year-old Houston man for public intoxication.
Friday about noon, police arrested a man for violating the city ordinance of consuming alcoholic beverages in public. Business owners had complained about people drinking in parking lots at the intersection of Tenth Street and Burton Avenue. They arrested the man for having an open container of beer in the lot of a vacant business. Officers reported the man had previously been warned about public drinking.
Friday morning at 6:30, a property owner in the 1800 block of Kirby Avenue in the Greenway Park subdivision asked police to remove a transient who had been staying at the house as a guest. Police said the man at the house repeatedly yelled curse words in the front yard, even though he was warned not to. When officers handcuffed him for a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, he fought back with his feet. Officers had to put him in leg shackles to take him to the Orange County Jail. Tyler Raye Steward faces charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.