The News

A 21-year-old Beaumont woman died as the result of a one-vehicle crash in Jefferson County, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis. According to a news release, the one-vehicle crash occurred on FM 365 near Gilbert Road in Jefferson County at approximately 12:15 p.m. and killed Beaumont resident Heather Jones.

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Police in Orange arrested a 27-year-old Orange resident after discovering the man was in possession of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop on Sept. 8.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department, Officer Stephen Ward conducted the traffic stop at approximately 10 p.m. Monday night when he observed a red, four-door Saturn traveling south in the 2000 block of 16th Street with an expired registration. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Shawn Hand.

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The Vidor Police Department is cracking down on offenders with outstanding warrants in the city, and in a move towards that effort, Police Chief Dave Shows is issuing a weekly top ten most wanted of those fugitives who have failed to pay their required fines for criminal offenses.

This week, VPD is searching for the following offenders:

Achee, Jason Ray, w/m, 39, wanted for five traffic warrants totaling $2,112;

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Police in Orange have arrested a suspect they say admitted to being high on PCP after responding to a call of a disturbance on Monday, Sept. 8, at about 11:18 p.m. When they found the man lying in the middle of the road, he reportedly started removing his clothing - all of it.

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A citizen's quick action led police in Groves to the arrest of a suspect the witness says stole a loaded gun from a vehicle at a local gym.

According to a report from the Groves Police Department, on Monday, September 8 at about 7:57 a.m., a witness observed a male enter an unlocked car and remove a loaded handgun and flee the area of Planet Fitness. The witness remained on the phone until Police arrived to investigate.

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