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Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter says it would be monstrous to steal rocks.

Local neighborhood hide-and-seek painted rock groups continue to blossom around Southeast Texas, but Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter warns rock hunters not to steal landscaping rocks from local businesses.

"When you are searching for rocks to paint, please be aware that you do not need to go onto the property of local businesses and take your rocks without the owners' consent," Slaughter said in a statement. "These rocks are for landscaping purposes. You could face criminal charges and be given a criminal trespass warning."

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On June 7, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to a theft from a 92 year old man.

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The City of Beaumont received $3,112,640 in June 2017, City Manager Executive Assistant Chris Jarmon announced July 18 in a statement.

Jarmon explained that this is 7.47% more than the city received in July 2016.

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On July 15 at about 12:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on US 96 in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles north of Silsbee.

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Monday, July 17, at about 12:19 a.m., Beaumont police responded to the 200 block of Rosine Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

Preliminary investigation reveals that two individuals were in front of a residence when they were approached by a man who displayed a handgun and attempted to rob the victims.

During the robbery, the suspect shot one of the victims, who was able to return fire. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries; it is unknown if the suspect was injured.

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