The Beaumont Police Department is looking for the individual, or individuals, responsible for burglarizing a mausoleum.

On Wednesday, July 3, officers responded to the Forest Lawn Cemetary located on Pine Street in reference to a burglary. That morning, grounds keepers found two mausoleum tombs had been significantly damaged, with one casket being removed from its tomb and opened. 

The incident is believed to have taken place between 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, and July 3, at 9 a.m.

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Southeast Texas is teeming with rice fields, but many local residents have never been afforded the opportunity to explore what really goes on at the vast acreage properties – until now. During a free program that also features a complementary barbecue lunch courtesy of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Beaumont, guests will have the chance to learn first-hand processes and see the work that goes on behind the scenes at “Texas Rice – Embracing Innovation,” the center’s 72th annual field day on Thursday, July 11.

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A high speed chase that started in Jefferson County after deputies attempted to make a traffic stop for a moving violation ended following a crash in Westlake, La.

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The Port Arthur Police Department received a call for service at about 6 p.m. July 8 at HEB on Gulfway Drive in reference to a robbery.

According to information gathered at the scene, a 17-year-old suspect approached a female victim and displayed a handgun. He took the victim's belongings and fled the scene. He was quickly apprehended and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

PAPD reports the incident is under investigation by its Criminal Investigative Division.

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At about 1 a.m. on July 5, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 87 and Austin Street in the city of Port Arthur. The crash injured four and involved a Port Arthur police officer.

The preliminary crash investigation showed that a PAPD patrol unit was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection when the unit patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a 1997 Pontiac. 

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