Aug. 1, Jefferson County Go Texan, in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, announced the appointment of a new Ambassador for Jefferson County Go Texan.

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It may be the summer, but scammers aren’t taking a vacation. Scammers target everyone - individuals, businesses, non-profits and even places of worship. Recently, Entergy Texas reported it has received calls of customers being targeted.      

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Aug. 1, at 9:15 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Ninth Avenue in reference to a burglary.

When they arrived, officers discovered two white male Nederland residents had forced entry into the residence and assaulted the homeowner. The suspects then fled the scene.

Both suspects were identified and the PAPD Crime Response Team was able to track the suspects down to a residence in Nederland. With the assistance of the Nederland Police Department, both suspects were arrested for burglary of a habitation. 

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A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 50 years incarceration after a Jefferson County jury found Leroy Gipson guilty of the 2018 killing of Roderick Wiltz.

Aug. 10, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were called to Chop Shop Barbershop located on Gulfway Drive because of a stabbing incident. Dispatch advised as the officers were enroute that the suspect was possibly Gipson.

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On July 31, members of the Port Arthur Police Department's SWAT team and ATF agents raided a home in the 4100 block of Charlotte Drive to serve a search warrant aimed at locating drugs and stolen property.

Several guns were seized and seven people were arrested. At least one of the guns discovered had been reported stolen. A stolen police protective vest was also recovered.

In addition to the guns, arrests and stolen property, illegal drugs were also found. 

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