Orange police Friday night recovered a BMW SUV stolen from College Station. A Mauriceville woman driving the vehicle was arrested after a traffic stop and a check showed the SUV had been stolen.
Officer Kirkpatrick reported he saw the SUV about 10 p.m. in the 300 block of Strickland Drive and stopped it for failure to maintain a single lane. Seneca Ann Johnson was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with the theft.
In another report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a motorcycle missing from apartments on Cove Drive Friday morning was found nearby in a wood line.
Also on Friday, a man reported his pickup truck was taken from an Interstate 10 hotel. The out-of-town man called about 4:40 p.m. after discovering the black Ford F-250 was gone from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express. The truck had a Model 43 Glock 9mm pistol inside.
The truck has a Texas license of NGL 4484. It has a front ranch hand bumper with a front lightbar, plus mud tires and black rims. Anyone seeing the truck should contact the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026.
Saturday night, police arrested a man for possession of an illegal sawed-off shotgun after answering a message from a woman who said her husband was holding her at gunpoint.
Officer Slaughter said he went to the Sunset Grove Apartments, 2801 Sunset Drive, about 9:30 p.m. A woman had sent text messages to police dispatchers asking for help and telling them she was being held.
Slaughter reported he and another officer could hear screaming coming from the apartment when they knocked on the door and identified themselves as police. He said the woman was in “hysterics” when she came outside.
The man inside came out with his hands up and denied pointing a gun at the woman. Slaughter said the man told him he had a shotgun he had inherited. It was upstairs in a bathroom
The barrel of the .20-gauge shotgun was nine inches and its overall length was 18.25 inches, Slaughter reported. State law says a legal short-barrel shotgun must be a minimum total length of 26 inches with a barrel a minimum of 18 inches.
42-year-old Heath Allen George of Vidor was arrested for the third degree felony of possession of an illegal weapon.
Police early Friday morning had a short chase after a car ran over a fire hose being used to extinguish a house fire on Park Avenue. The 18-year-old driver is facing a charge of evading detention.
Officer Guidroz reported he and another officer were on blocking off traffic on Park at the intersection with Sholars Avenue as the Orange Fire Department was at a burning house in the 2000 block of Park.
A captain had a patrol SUV with lights on to stop traffic in the 1800 block of Park, but a Nissan sedan went past the SUV about 12:13 a.m. The captain radioed the other officers. Guidroz said they waved flashlights at the car, but it ran over the hose and went by them.
They chased the car down park onto Old Highway 90 before it stopped on Old 90 near Dorman Road. The driver said he did not stop because he was confused. He said he tried to avoid the officers but hit a curb. The officers told him he had run over a fire hose in use.
The teen was taken to the Orange County Jail and his car was towed.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-