One Friday, July 29th, 2022 Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division went to 408 Waddell St in Vidor after receiving information there was possibly a stolen ATV on the property. Detectives searched the property and did not locate the ATV, but did locate a Kubota skid steer. The skid steer was parked behind a portable building and appeared to have been done in an attempt to conceal its location.
Upon examination of the skid steer, detectives discovered the VIN plates had been removed and ground off. Orange County Sheriff’s Office impounded the skid steer due to tampering with the VINs. South East Texas Auto Theft Task Force was then called to assist in investigating the identity of the VIN. The Kubota skid steer was then confirmed as stolen out of Jefferson County.
This remains an ongoing investigation and no arrest have been made at this time. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office continues to encourage the community to report any suspicious activity.