CRIME & SAFETY
BPD arrests 13-year-old driver of stolen red Mustang and two other juveniles flee
Beaumont — A Beaumont police officer captured a 13-year-old driver who ran away after fleeing with two other juveniles in a stolen red Ford Mustang. Shortly before 4 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, a BPD officer was patrolling in the area of Highway 105 and Major when he spotted a stolen red Mustang. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the suspect sped away to the area of 6090 North Major Drive.
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.
Guns and drugs found during Beaumont traffic stop, three suspects arrested
BEAUMONT, Texas — Narcotics officers with the Beaumont Police Department have arrested three men, after finding guns and suspected marijuana in the vehicle, according to a press release. BPD tells 12News that officers stopped a vehicle on May 25, at the intersection of Lucas and Concord after seeing multiple...
Violence continues in Beaumont – two shot and one beaten
Violence continues to spiral out of control in Beaumont. On Monday afternoon, two people were shot and one was beaten in two separate incidents. Police say the shooting occurred on Helbig Road in the north end of that city where several people were shooting at each other. Two sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds and are hospitalized.
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.
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...
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.
Detectives arrest woman, 2 men at Beaumont home in drug trafficking investigation
BEAUMONT, Texas — A woman and two men were arrested and charged after police say they were trafficking narcotics out of a Beaumont home. On Thursday, May 18, 2023, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, along with the Jefferson County S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at a residence in the 11000 block of Hodge in Beaumont.
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.
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.
Groves man allegedly steals car from Shreveport, arrested in Texas 140 miles away
A 39-year-old Groves man who allegedly stole a car in Shreveport, Louisiana, led Texas deputies on a short chase for about four miles before being arrested at gunpoint this week, authorities said. Heath Justin Harp was still in the Hopkins County Jail Friday morning on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle with bond […] The post Groves man allegedly steals car from Shreveport, arrested in Texas 140 miles away appeared first on Port Arthur News.
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.
Orange County gun shop struck in 'smash & grab' burglary early Friday morning
ORANGE, Texas — Deputies in Orange County are investigating a burglary at a gun shop on Texas Highway 62 early Friday morning. The Orange County Sheriff's Office was notified that a motion detector alarm had gone off at about 2:52 a.m. at Craig's Gun Shop in the 18000 block of Texas Highway 62 according to a spokesperson from the sheriff's office.
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.
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...
2nd arrest not immediately planned after 1-year-old dies following exposure to possible narcotics
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 2nd arrest not immediately planned after 1-year-old dies following exposure to possible narcotics appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Police seek public's help identifying suspect in severe beating of man Monday afternoon in south Beaumont
BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police are asking for the public's help in finding out who severely beat a man on Monday afternoon. The man, who police have not identified, was beaten at about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon near the intersection of Highland Ave and East Virginia St. according to a Beaumont Police Department Facebook post.
Game X Change in Nederland robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon
NEDERLAND — Police in Nederland are searching for a man who robbed a Nederland business at gunpoint in the mid-afternoon hours on Wednesday. Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter said authorities received a robbery call from Game X Change, 3536 FM 365, at approximately 2:50 p.m. Police were told a black male wearing a mask entered […] The post Game X Change in Nederland robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Child Found After Bridge Jump
Sunday afternoon a woman was driving over the Cow Bayou Bridge on Hwy. 105 and noticed a young boy walking across the bridge. After passing him she looked back and noticed he was no longer on the bridge. She called 911 and the report of a missing child was sent...
Scrapyard owner calls attention to metal thieves
BEAUMONT — Metal theft is a growing issue in Southeast Texas, with regular arrests local businesses are doing their part in preventing these incidents. Port Neches Police arrested Eddie Lee Dunwoody Jr. of Vidor on charges of theft of aluminum, bronze, copper and brass, following a report of suspicious activity near Williamsburg Lane. Port Neches Police Chief Cherí Griffith says that upon arrival, officers stopped Dunwoody.
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