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A crew with the Beaumont Fire Department worked to fight a grass fire.

Firefighters fought a grass fire in Beaumont on Oct. 9 near the Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 69 interchange at a little after noon.


Police say they’re trying to sort out the details behind the death of a man who was apparently struck by a train Tuesday night, Oct. 8.

According to a BPD press release, police responded to the Union Pacific railroad tracks that run parallel to the 3800 block of Hollywood Street.

From left to right: Lawrence Zeno and Clyde Porter

Two suspects tried to pass forged checks, but were quickly caught by bank employees and police after a short chase. 

According to a BPD press release, officers responded to the Community Bank in the 6300 block of Phelan to find bank clerks who said two men had attempted to cash fraudulent checks. 


A man was hospitalized in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday night. 

According to a BPD press release, officers responded to 1290 Pipkin Street to find a 28-year-old Hispanic man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. 

After interviewing witnesses on the scene, officers learned the victim was in an altercation with a friend in which the victim had "struck the man in the mouth with his fist," the press release said. 


Vidor police are currently investigating the death of a man discovered dead in a roadway at approximately 11:09 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, off South Street, the Interstate 10 service road, between F.M. 1135 and Cow Bayou. Richard Bryan Sanford, 48, of Vidor, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Rodney Price. According to police, Sanford was “struck and killed” while walking.