Two teenagers are facing misdemeanor charges of evading arrest after a vehicle chase with police Saturday afternoon. The two were arrested after jumping out of an SUV and running around in the Navy Park neighborhood.
Officer D.A. Dorman reported police had a 911 call to Ali’s Corner Store, 1410 10th Street. The call was about a possible stolen Kia Sportage being parked outside the store.
Police found the vehicle empty, but four men came out of the store and got inside the SUV. Dorman said the driver did not follow officers’ orders to stop. The SUV sped off eastbound on Burton Avenue and led police on a chase through residential streets.
The SUV stopped at Second and Decatur streets and the men ran off. Officers caught two of them, but they were not driving.
17-year-old Brendan Janice and 19-year-old Labarius Spraggins of Orange were arrested and taken to the Orange County Jail. Evading arrest is a Class A misdemeanor.
A pickup truck traveling on FM 105 in Orangefield went off the roadway and through a metal fence into a pasture about 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Police said the driver did not report the accident or stop to tell the landowner about the damage to the fence.
Police report a white 2015 Ford 150 pickup was traveling westbound in the 12000 block of FM 105, also known as Orangefield Road. The truck went off to the right of the roadway, crossed through a ditch, and then hit the fence. Police said the truck was registered to a man in Buna.
Orange police are investigating a shoplifting at Bliss Box: Authentic Cajun Food at 7247 Interstate 10. The theft was reported at 5:49 p.m. Friday. Store employees said a man in the store gathered $105 worth of food and left without paying.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-