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A 6-month-old boy and his two sisters, ages three and four, were placed in custody of a relative by Child Protective Services on Friday, Feb. 6 after a witness called police in reference to small children being left in a car. At approximately 9:46 p.m. Beaumont Police Officers responded to 4255 Crow Rd, and was told by a tenant that he heard a baby crying inside the vehicle when he arrived around 9:43. He advised that he went into his apartment and told a relative.

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Refining giant ExxonMobil, the chief sponsor of the Beaumont Police Department’s Cops & Kids program, made a generous and substantial donation to Cops & Kids, which focuses on uniting the youth of Beaumont with law enforcers.

On Feb. 9, ExxonMobil Refinery Manager Fernando Salazar and other refinery representatives joined Chief Jimmy Singletary, Mayor Becky Ames, numerous officers and other friends of the community in the main lobby at BPD to present Cops & Kids representatives with a check for $5,000.

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A 22-year-old Vidor man was arrested on Jan. 31 after police reportedly discovered over five grams of methamphetamine he had hidden in various places, including inside his rectum, reports the Vidor Police Department.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office proudly promoted four outstanding deputies at a ceremony on Feb. 5 subsequent to the retirement of one of their own, Major Brad Lowe.

Sheriff Mitch Woods stepped up to the podium and greeted the crowd of family, friends and fellow law enforcers, then requested that Pastor Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church stand to bless the ceremony.

"These are the things I do that I enjoy most," Woods said of the promotions.

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The Beaumont Police has announced the Great Texas Warrant Round Up will begin in Jefferson County on Feb. 23 and run until March 1.

Several law enforcement agencies within Jefferson and Hardin Counties are joining forces to host the warrant round up to target citizens who have failed to resolve their violations. 

Officer Carol Riley said that anyone who does not take advantage of the 3-week grace period, starting Monday, Feb. 2, could face arrest anywhere including while driving, at home or even at his or her job.

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