The News

The Beaumont Police Department announced downtown Beaumont restaurant, Tacos La Bamba, was robbed Saturday, Dec. 15, at about 9:30 a.m. 

Through witnesses, officer deteremined two suspects entered the business armed with handguns. One of the suspects held the clerk at gunpoint demanding money while the other suspect ran to the back of the business where Barri Financial is located. 

The second suspect struck one of the victims on the head with the handgun and took a large amount of cash prior to fleeing the scene with the first suspect.

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On Thursday Dec. 14, the Port Arthur Police Department  conducted an operation focusing on gaming establishments throughout the city. Through the course of numerous inspections, officers discovered numerous city ordinance violations, resulting in a total of 63 individual charges.

The PAPD stated joint gaming operations involving PAPD, Port Arthur Fire Department and city of Port Arthur Inspections Department will continue regularly.

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Kelby Daigle (Left) and Tommy Ford (Right)

Two alleged Beaumont burglars were busted after the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office investigated a burglary in the 11000 block of West Clubb Road that was reported Monday, Dec.10. 

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Nicholas Ray Smith (Left) and Rolanda Deandre Jackson (Right)

Two men were arrested after police responded to a tip about suspicious activity in the 4600 block of Collier in Beaumont. 

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Starting around 12:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) began receiving calls from various businesses, churches and entities in regards to bomb threats that had been emailed to them. The threats against Beaumont organizations appears to be part of larger nationwide series of threats, according to BPD Officer Haley Morrow.

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