No Injuries in Red Light Wreck
A collision on Strickland Drive at Home Depot Thursday afternoon damaged vehicles but no one was hurt.
Police report a 2017 Nissan Versa driven by 35-year-old Dustin Kyle Craver of Port Neches was stopped at the light in the business’s parking lot facing eastward.
A 2017 Nissan Altima driven by 53-year-old Lydia Batchman of Orange was traveling southbound with a 60-year-old passenger.
Police said the Versa had a green light and entered Strickland Drive when the Altima hit it in the front left quarter. The driver of the Altima was given a ticket for running a red light.
Gunfire in Oakwood Village Subdivision
Shots rang out in the Oakwood Village subdivision Thursday afternoon. Police said the shots came from a house toward a car parked in front of the house after threats had been made against the 21-year-old woman. Nothing was hit.
The shots were reported in a 911 call about 2:41 p.m. from the 4700 block of Old Oak Drive. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the incident involved an ex-boyfriend of a woman living at the house with her parents. The ex-boyfriend had made terroristic threats to the woman and her family.
The captain said the shooter has talked to police and the case is still under investigation.
Driver Faces Charge for Evading Detention
A man from Orange is facing a state jail felony charge of evading detention with a vehicle. After the pickup truck stopped, officers found a baggie of synthetic marijuana inside a hole cut in the left side of the driver’s seat.
Officer D.B. Mulhollan reported he tried to stop a Dodge pickup truck at 7:35 p.m. because the third brake light was not working. The officer turned on his emergency lights to stop the truck at Second Street and Schley Avenue. The man would not stop and at one point, waved as if signaling the officer pass by.
When the truck would not stop, the officer turned on the patrol vehicle’s siren. Mulhollan reported the man still would not stop. The officer turned off the siren and used the vehicle’s PA system to order him to stop.
The officer said the truck continued and even made short stops at stop signs. The truck finally pulled over in a parking lot in the 300 block of Park Avenue.
Mulhollan said the driver got out and told him he had been scared to stop. The officer noticed the hole in the seat and then found the baggie. The synthetic marijuana was wet and the officer said it will be tested for PCP.
Robert Perry Seeney of Orange was arrested evading detention.