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Beaumont Police Narcotics Unit, along with the assistance of the department's S.W.A.T. team, Special Assignment Unit, K-9 Unit, and The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, executed a search warrant Jan. 30 that resulted in the seizure of a variety of narcotics and weapons, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Fire on Youngstown Street

Firefighters in Beaumont made short work of dousing a residential fire on the morning of Feb. 4, according to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue.

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 3800 block of Youngstown Street reported by multiple callers. Upon arrival, firefighters reportedly saw flames coming from one room of the home. They made “a quick attack and were able to confine the fire to one room,” reports the department.

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On Feb. 2, at approximately 11 a.m. the U.S. Marshal's Service informed Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman that Robert Mounts and Ashley Lewis were arrested in Terre Haute, Indiana on Jasper County warrants for credit/debit card abuse and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The couple are considered persons of interest in the death of Dr. Herbert Deaton whose body was found on Nov. 13, 2014.

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Christopher Glenn Stimits

On Tuesday, Jan. 27 The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division and U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task assisted Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in arresting Christopher Glenn Stimits, 29, of Buna.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still awaiting final autopsy findings and toxicology results, but, according to Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson, preliminary autopsy results indicate a physical altercation 34-year-old Jason Murray Smith of Kirbyville was involved in at the time he collapsed was not what caused his death.

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