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March 2, 2009

The man only needed 74 cents

Holder of sign arrested for solicitation by pedestrian

A 50-year-old man found himself just a bit shy of money Friday morning and decided hold up a sign near the intersection of Highway 62 and Interstate 10 requesting some change.

The man was spotted by members of the Orange Police Department holding a sign stating, “Need 74 cents,” according to reports from the Orange Police Department.

The man was arrested for solicitation by a pedestrian and transported to the Orange County Jail. His large green duffle bag and sign were placed into an evidence locker for safekeeping. A complaint was completed for the Orange Municipal Court against Ralph Gordon Goodwin, according to reports.



Man flees after snatching woman’s purse

A 62-year-old Orange woman was in the parking lot of the HEB store located at 2424 16th Street on Sunday and reportedly putting her groceries in her vehicle when a man snatched her purse out of her buggy, according to reports.

The man then ran to a dark colored vehicle and allegedly drove away. The suspect’s vehicle was last seen driving out of the parking lot towards 16th Street. Taken was her bank cards, check book and other miscellaneous items. The woman reported to police she wished to file charges if a suspect is apprehended, according to reports.



Victim is jumped from behind but gets wallet returned

A volunteer carpenter was working on a Habitat for Humanity House about 7:30 a.m. Friday when he found a wallet inside the structure located at No. 1 Carpenter Place. The man called OPD and gave it to an officer when he arrived, according to reports.

A little more than an hour later, the officer heard over the radio an officer being dispatched to Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital-Orange about an assault victim.

The name of the assault victim reportedly matched the identification in the wallet the officer had in his possession.

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