Two cases of gunshots were reported to Orange police during the weekend, and a couple traveling on Interstate 10 Sunday afternoon said another driver pointed a pistol at them.
Also, two more electronic skimmers were found on gas pumps at the Circle K Valero station at Interstate 10 and Highway 62.
Detective Captain Robert Enmon said no injuries were reported on the gunshots and no property was damaged. The first shooting was reported at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Azalea and Dahlia streets in Roselawn. Officers collected evidence. A second shooting was at 3:30 a.m. at Third and John streets.
The Interstate 10 travelers called 911 at 12:46 p.m. Sunday after the pistol was pointed at them. Officers met them at the Texas Travel Information Center at the state border.
The woman was driving a Ford Fusion westbound into Texas on the right, outer lane. The couple told police a Silver Chevrolet Tahoe pulled up next to the the car and the driver pointed the gun at them. The couple pulled off the highway and called for help.
Other police calls during the weekend included a report of a pistol stolen from a pickup truck. The theft was reported about 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the RV park in the 500 block of East Lutcher Drive off Interstate 10. The man said he had left the truck unlocked. A black Taurus automatic pistol was taken from the truck console.
Officers went to the Valero store about 7 p.m. Friday after a call from a store employee who found the skimmers. The store has had one or two reports a month of the skimmers during the past year. Thieves use the skimmers to steal credit or debit card information that they can then use for illegal purchases.
A pedestrian crossing 16th Street illegally was hit Saturday evening by the driver’s side mirror of a car. Police report he had a red mark on his midriff, but he said he was not hurt and he refused medical attention.
Police said a 50-year-old woman from Houston was driving a Chrysler passenger car southbound in the 2900 block of 16th Street about 8:30 p.m. The pedestrian, who lives in Orange, was crossing east to west on 16th Street where there is no crossing.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-