Daisetta, TX Crime & Safety


Beaumont Police investigating fatal crash of Lumberton woman

BEAUMONT — Madison "Madi" Hope Thibodeau, 23, of Lumberton, died in a traffic accident Sunday, August 7, 2022. A severe traffic collision involving one vehicle occurred near Cardinal Drive and Highway 347 in Beaumont, according to Beaumont police. Officers arrived to find a two-door Jeep engulfed in flames in the grass.

Silsbee woman killed in crash involving 18 wheeler

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that a woman from Silsbee died in a tragic auto accident involving an 18 wheeled tractor trailer truck that occurred on Saturday between Lumberton and Silsbee on Highway 96. Troopers said a preliminary crash investigation indicates that at approximately 1:00 p.m.; a...

Lumberton resident dies in fiery crash on south side of Beaumont

Funeral services will be held this weekend in Silsbee for a young Lumberton woman who died in a fiery weekend crash in Beaumont. Beaumont Police say 23-year-old Madison Hope Thibodeau was a passenger in a Jeep that was found wrecked and completely engulfed in flames on Sunday at the Highway 69/347 split in far southeast Beaumont.

LPD: Shooting investigation underway, no persons injured

A convenience store customer reportedly angry at being denied the purchase of cigarettes is being questioned by Liberty Police Department investigators. According to LPD Chief Gary Martin, the man went into the Happy Chap’s store at the corner of US 90 and FM 563 Thursday morning and attempted to buy cigarettes.

'Campus Crime Stoppers' program launches in Southeast Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas — Thousands of Southeast Texas students will head back to the classrooms soon with a program designed to provide them an extra piece of protection. The ‘Campus Crime Stoppers’ program has now expanded into more schools in the region. It’ll aim at keeping the students and faculty safe by giving everyone an anonymous way of tipping off authorities.
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Man charged in fatal shooting outside Gurnee Mills shopping mall

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Texas man has been charged in a fatal shooting last November outside the Gurnee Mills shopping mall. Jesse Zumaya, 33, of Huffman, Texas, was arrested last week in Waukegan. He has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated discharge of a firearm a shooting that killed 26-year-old Jonathan Denicolas.

Video captures English wind turbine catching fire, melting to pieces

Another wind turbine caught fire this summer, but this time it happened across the pond. Video shows the wind turbine on fire while a large plume of black smoke fills the sky in Hull, England. Residents watched as parts of the wind turbine melted, and pieces fell from the massive structure.  Firefighters were soon able to extinguish the fire, and crews say they received nearly 200 calls about the turbine fire. It is unknown at this time what caused the fire. Just two weeks ago, lightning struck a wind turbine in North Texas, setting it ablaze.  Videos from witnesses and firefighters showed the wind turbine generator ablaze and disintegrated in the sky over Crowell, Texas.

Stolen Dog Found 600 Miles Away Years After Disappearing

A Texas family received news that their beloved stolen German Shepard, Sheba, had been located 600 miles away, five years after her initial disappearance.  The reunion comes at a time when dognapping is at an all-time high in the United States.  The Reunion As years and years went by without Sheba, the Malmstrom family had […] The post Stolen Dog Found 600 Miles Away Years After Disappearing appeared first on DogTime.

Over $1 Million Worth Of Catalytic Converters Seized In Massive Houston Bust

Police in Houston arrested six people last week in connection with a catalytic converter theft ring that operated in much of the state. Authorities seized 477 catalytic converters as part of raids that spanned several locations in late July, reports KHOU News. More than 400, though, were found at just one residence in Dayton, Texas, which is believed to have been the main drop-off point where the people who stole the parts could drop them off and receive payment.

Arrests of six Catalytic theft suspects tied to Aldine deputy’s death

HOUSTON – A joint task force raided six locations Thursday, and arrested six persons suspected of involvement in a city-wide wave of catalytic converter thefts. Authorities said that the raids and arrests were based on information developed after the shooting death of Sheriff’s deputy Darren Almendarez. Aldine Deputy Almendarez was fatally shot last March while attempting to stop thieves who were stealing the catalytic converter from his pickup truck. Almendarez was on a shopping trip on FM1960 with his wife and another person. Three men have been charged with that theft and murder.

Massive catalytic converter bust: Court documents reveal more about how alleged theft operation worked

HOUSTON — New details are revealing more about how an extensive catalytic converter theft operation was working. Charging documents show the operation was being handled and promoted through Instagram. The documents identified Armando Martinez Sr. as a “mid-level” or "mid-tier" buyer who was part of the sophisticated organized crime ring that stole, purchased and sold the stolen converters.