The Port Arthur Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a woman suspected of several forgeries. PAPD says the alleged crimes have taken place in the Beaumont and Port Arthur areas. 

Anyone with information relating to the suspect's identity or the crimes is asked to contact PAPD Detective Cater at (409) 983-8631, or Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at (409) 833-TIPS.

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Following public backlash for his expressed views regarding the Orange County Economic Development Corporation’s (OCEDC) efforts to offer incentives and abatements to bring large business to the county, County Judge Dean Crooks tendered his resignation on March 13 in the presence of more than 100 citizens and business owners prepared to voice their support of the OCEDC and i

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on March 7 that his office reached a final settlement with the three operators of a tech support scam who tricked consumers into buying expensive and unnecessary computer repairs. The settlement is in conjunction with a nationwide sweep that Attorney General Paxton’s office helped lead, targeting fraudsters who engaged in tech support scams and other elder fraud cases.

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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to the Cedar Ridge Apartments on Ninth Avenue in reference to a shooting at about 10:30 p.m. on March 11. 

Upon their arrival, officers located a 19-year-old Port Arthur man with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. The victim was unable to speak or respond to the arriving officers. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's for emergency medical treatment but ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

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