The News

On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, around 7:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department’s Special Assignments Unit (SAU) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) apprehended the suspect from the Chase bank robbery that occurred on January 4, 2016. 

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On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 10:17 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 7900 block of Memorial Blvd. in reference to an auto pedestrian accident.

According to Sergeant Lloyd, officers learned a 2013 Dodge Ram had been northbound in the inside lane when it struck a 30-year-old male pedestrian who was in the roadway. The pedestrian was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the Ram remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 9:43 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 3900 block of 36th Street in reference to a robbery.

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Effective Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be open to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m.

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The former city of Port Arthur Water Meter Services Department Supervisor, 57-year-old Robert Leblanc, was arrested and formally charged Jan. 5 by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

Leblanc is charged with five counts of theft by a public servant involving 21 incidents of metal theft, each charge being a third-degree felony offense. The stolen metal were water meter parts belonging to the city of Port Arthur. Bond was set at $60,000.

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