The News

The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to attend their upcoming Cops and Kids Carnival on the Great Lawn at the Crockett Street Event Centre, 700 Crockett St., in Beaumont on April 18 and promises enjoyment for children, young and old.

According to BPD, the carnival, meant to allow local children to interact with local law enforcers in a positive environment, will feature food, fun, games and prizes. Admission is free, and the event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., so come early!

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Human remains discovered in Orange County on March 19 have been positively identified as 25-year-old David Van Nguyen of Port Arthur, missing since March 6 and the subject of an extensive search after his car was discovered March 7 on top of the Veterans Memorial Bridge, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A fire in Beaumont on March 21 forced a local hotel to evacuate guests, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Beaumont police are searching for a man who reportedly exposed himself to two juveniles on March 20, BPD reports.

According to a news release, at about 6 p.m. that evening, officers responded to a report that a man had exposed himself to the two juveniles in the area near the 1500 block of Infinity in Beaumont.

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A three-and-a-half hour SWAT standoff with police ended when the suspect shot himself in the face, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, patrol officers responded to a family disturbance in the 2100 block of Avenue A at 11:29 a.m. on March 22. Multiple callers from the house reportedly told 911 operators that a family member’s estranged husband was at their house attempting to find her, and that the man was armed with a handgun, threatening to shoot his wife as well as himself. When officers arrived, the man was gone.

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