The News

At about 12:30 a.m. Julyy 5, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of 11th Avenue in referencce to a man who was bleeding profusely. 

Once officers arrived, they discovered a black male victim had sustained a large cut to his arm during an altercation with another man. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital where he underwent surgery for the injury. As of publication, the victim was listed in critical condition.

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Sunday, June 30, at about 9:30 a.m., officers with the Beaumont Police Department were called to investigate several burglaries at the Super 8 Motel located at College Street and Interstate 10, in which multiple cell phones were stolen. 

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An unnamed Port Arthur police officer was arrested for intoxicated driving Saturday morning, June 29, just after 5 a.m.

Information from PAPD regarding the incident states a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office made the arrest on Old Sour Lake Road near Beaumont after receiving a call of a vehicle stopped in the roadway. The deputy discovered the driver of the vehicle, the PAPD officer, was found asleep in the vehicle.

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The Port Arthur Police Department was called to Highway 82 on Pleasure Island on Sunday, June 30, at about 1:30 a.m. where a vehicle was reported to have driven into the adjacent waterway.

Responding officers located the vehicle in Alligator Bayou. Two officers entered the water in an attempt to rescue the female driver; unfortunately, they were unable to rescue the driver. 

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At about 10:50 p.m., June 27, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to a residence at 3600 Normandy Avenue in reference to a home invasion. 

Responding officers were told three suspects armed with handguns forced their way into the victims' home. Upon entry, the suspects ordered the victims to the ground and took belongings from them. 

The three then fled on foot in an unknown direction. PAPD's Crimina Investigations Division is looking into the matter.

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