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Steven Hemingway

SWAT arrived at a residence in the 9100 block of Landis after Steven Hemingway, a 36-year-old Beaumont resident, allegedly barricaded himself inside a residence with two children, aged 6 months and 6 years old, who were taken to a local hospital after release, though no injuries were reported at this time.

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For the month of August, Beaumont Animal Care reports a live release rate of 81 per cent at the animal shelter. The live release rate refers to the percentage of animals that leave the shelter alive. Animals leave the shelter through being reclaimed by their owner, being adopted into a new home, being released into a trap-neuter-return program, being released into temporary foster care, or being transferred to a separate agency, such as a rescue organization. In the month of August, 353 animals were brought to the shelter and 288 animals left the shelter alive.

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Suspects, one wielding a machete, robbed a woman on I-10 in Beaumont the same night a local convenience store was robbed at gunpoint, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Morrow.

According to Morrow, at 10:55 p.m., officers responded to the first of two aggravated robberies reported on Sept. 18. In that incident, the victim stated that a suspect brandishing a machete demanded her property. She said she had been accosted by two males in a white SUV.

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UPDATE: Both suspects have been identified thanks to tips from the community, reports Detective Janois Grizzaffi.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in identifying two burglary suspects. According to an announcement from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, the two suspects are both white males who are suspected of entering a residence at 5780 N. Main in Vidor in the early morning of August 30 and removing property. Items stolen include antique signs, movies, toys and even an antique bicycle.

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Cigarettes and More located at 1880 Washington was robbed twice on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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