The News

Adam Fuller

The Beaumont Police Department confirmed Jan. 20 that an arrest was made in the Jan. 6 homicide of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont, who was reportedly discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont, near where West Lucas intersects with Gladys Avenue.

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Beaumont emergency personnel responded to a spill of an unknown substance on West Cardinal Drive on Jan. 19, and when they arrived, the person responsible for losing the load was nowhere to be found, reports Beaumont Fire/Rescue.

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Police in Beaumont are searching for a suspect in the early morning aggravated robbery of a Fast Lane convenience store on Jan. 18, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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A Friday evening fire caused damage to a storeroom at the Dowlen Road Petco in Beaumont on Jan. 16, but the employees and the pets at the store escaped without injury, reports Beaumont Fire and Rescue.

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A man described by police as a "good Samaritan" scared off an attacker trying to drag a 43-year-old Beaumont woman into some bushes after ambushing her during her morning jog on Jan. 16, police report. The jogger suffered some emotional trauma and minor injuries, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Rob Flores said, but things could have been a lot worse, even deadly, if not for the good Samaritan's actions and the woman's defensive plan of action.

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