CRIME & SAFETY
Search continues Tuesday after family searches Neches River overnight for missing teen
PORT NECHES — Family and friends of Conner Curtice lined the water’s edge near the boat ramps at Port Neches Riverfront Park Tuesday morning awaiting word on the search for the teen. The mood was somber as the cluster of people sat in lawn chairs and under canopies. A truck backed up to one of […] The post Search continues Tuesday after family searches Neches River overnight for missing teen appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Deputies searching for suspects seen on camera stealing property from vehicles at Nederland apartment complex
NEDERLAND, Texas — Deputies are searching for suspects believed to have committed auto-burglaries at an apartment complex in Nederland. The alleged crime happened on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 around 4:15 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Hwy 69 in Nederland. Ring door camera video shows...
Intoxication manslaughter conviction reversed for Vidor man in 2019 wreck that killed 2
ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — A Vidor man, who pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the deaths of two Mississippi men, has had his conviction reversed. Jesse Allen Griffin pleaded guilty in a October 2019 wreck that killed the two men and then received two 14-year sentences that were set to run concurrently according to an opinion from the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals in Beaumont.
Dive Team recovers body in Neches River believed to be missing teen Conner Curtice
At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, a Texas Game Warden Dive Team recovered a body in the Neches River believed to be that of missing teen Conner Curtice. Searchers with the Texas Game Wardens, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, the Port Neches Fire Department, the Beaumont Fire Department and the United States Coast Guard […] The post Dive Team recovers body in Neches River believed to be missing teen Conner Curtice appeared first on Orange Leader.
Beaumont man pleads guilty to beating man unconscious in 2022
A Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to annoyed attack after beating every other man unconscious, which carries a possible 15-year sentence. Isaiah Fuentes, elderly 52, entered his plea prior to Judge Raquel West in Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court. He admitted to assaulting the sufferer till he used to be unconscious prior to stomping on his head in June 2022. Fuentes pled guilty in change for a 15-year cap on his sentence, and Judge West will request a pre-sentencing document prior to deciding the sentence. However, a sentencing date for Fuentes has but to be set.
Police release pictures of Nederland gunman during armed robbery
NEDERLAND — On Thursday afternoon, authorities released three surveillance photographs to the public of an armed gunman in hopes of generating a tip that leads to an arrest. Police in Nederland are searching for a man who robbed a business at gunpoint in the mid-afternoon hours on Wednesday. Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter said authorities […] The post Police release pictures of Nederland gunman during armed robbery appeared first on Port Arthur News.
13-year-old arrested after running away from stolen car, BPD says
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont Police officer arrested a 13-year-old boy after the teen ran away from a stolen car on May 28, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department. The officer spotted a stolen red Mustang while patrolling around 105 and Major DR at 3:58...
Port Neches Police Department arrests & responses: May 15-21
Port Neches Police Department officers made the following arrests from May 15 to May 21: Eddie Dunwoody, Jr., 41, theft Josh Thibodeaux, 32, driving while intoxicated Chyna Daniels, 23, Port Neches traffic warrant(s) Joseph Benitez-Gomez, 25, unlawfully carrying a weapon, other agency warrant(s) Francis Mejia, 42, driving while intoxicated Port Neches Police Department officers responded […] The post Port Neches Police Department arrests & responses: May 15-21 appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Groves Police Department arrests & responses: May 17-23
Groves Police Department officers made the following arrests and responded to the following calls from May 17 to May 23: May 17 A theft was reported in the 5500 block of Sonnier Lane. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was reported in the 6100 block of Coolidge. May 18 Duty on striking unattended was reported […] The post Groves Police Department arrests & responses: May 17-23 appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Three men arrested for gun and drug violations
On May 25, the Beaumont Police Department apprehended 3 men for sporting guns illegally and possessing marijuana after recognizing a couple of visitors violations. A press unlock claims that all over a visitors prevent on the intersection of Lucas and Concord, narcotics officials discovered an AK-47 taste rifle, a handgun, and marijuana within the automotive. The suspects, recognized as Tyree Frazier (18), Terry Frazier (17), and Tyree Simon (17), have been taken to the Beaumont Police Department for wondering sooner than being passed over to the Jefferson County Jail.
Beaumont police hope this surveillance technology can help put dent in crime
Beaumont police hopes a camera system across parts of the city will help officers do their jobs in a safe, more-effective manner and help bridge relationships with residents. The department, as well as other agencies like Beaumont ISD police; Lamar University police; and Port of Beaumont police, is looking to use a real-time public safety intelligence system called Fusus to tackle crime.
Suspect arrested on charges linked to shooting that injured two outside housing complex
Beaumont — Beaumont police have arrested a suspect on charges linked to a shooting that injured two people outside of a housing complex. Officers were patrolling in the 4000 block of Brandon shortly before 6 p.m. Friday when they saw Ricki Slone, 20, of Beaumont, wanted on two outstanding warrants for Aggravated Robbery, $500,000 bond, and Deadly Conduct, $250,000 bond. Police expect to make additional arrests.
Woman accidently drives into Gulf Coast Health Center wall
An elderly female driver mistakenly crashed into the Gulf Coast Health Center near the 2500 block of Memorial Blvd in Port Arthur, causing damage to the building's wall. The mishap took place around 11:15 a.m., attracting the attention of nearby onlookers and passersby. It is believed the driver, who remains...
Suspect of Game X Change robbery arrested, charged
BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police Department detectives have arrested one of the suspects accused of robbing a Beaumont business in April. 20-year-old Beaumont man Daniel Leatherwood was arrested on May 25 on an unrelated charge. He was later taken into custody for the robbery after speaking with detectives, according to a BPD press release.
Police investigating Wednesday afternoon armed robbery at Game X Change in Nederland
NEDERLAND, Texas — The Nederland Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon. Police received a call at 2:50 p.m. regarding a robbery at Game X Change, located at 3536 FM 365 in Nederland, according to Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter. The store clerk told police...
UPDATE: Older sibling removed from mother as 1-year-old’s death investigated
Police do not plan on re-arresting a local woman after her 1-year-old child died last week following possible exposure to an illegal drug-like substance, authorities said. Ava Chambers, 30, was arrested May 14 and charged with injury to a child after the Port Arthur Police Department responded to an emergency situation at a local medical […] The post UPDATE: Older sibling removed from mother as 1-year-old’s death investigated appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Nederland Police Department arrests and responses: May 15-21
Nederland Police Department officers made the following arrests from May 15 to May 21: Gregory Provost, 50, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, warrant other agency Russell Allday, 31, warrant other agency Ashley Harris, 34, assault causes bodily injury-family violence Jeremy Niedenthal, 50, evading arrest with a motor vehicle Raul Garcia, 35, Nederland warrants David Greer, […] The post Nederland Police Department arrests and responses: May 15-21 appeared first on Port Arthur News.
UPDATE: Nederland Police looking into possible armed robbery connection with Beaumont
NEDERLAND — On Thursday afternoon, authorities released three surveillance photographs to the public of an armed gunman in hopes of generating a tip that leads to an arrest. Police in Nederland are searching for a man who robbed a business at gunpoint in the mid-afternoon hours on Wednesday. Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter said authorities […] The post UPDATE: Nederland Police looking into possible armed robbery connection with Beaumont appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Eyewitnesses key in leading to arrest of 27-year-old man in connection with fatal shooting at Babe Zaharias Park
BEAUMONT, Texas — Witnesses are credited with helping lead Beaumont Police to arrest a 27-year-old Beaumont man in a fatal shooing nearly two weeks ago at a Beaumont Park. Detectives arrested Taji Malik Myers, 27, of Beaumont, five days after the shooting on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. They believe...
Alleged gambling establishments raided in our immediate area
We’re learning more about alleged gambling establishments that were raided on Friday night in our immediate area. Newton County Constable Matt Wonders says evidentiary search warrants were executed at some 37 locations in eight counties across Deep East and Southeast Texas, stretching from Shelby County to Galveston County. Here...
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