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On July 31, members of the Port Arthur Police Department's SWAT team and ATF agents raided a home in the 4100 block of Charlotte Drive to serve a search warrant aimed at locating drugs and stolen property.

Several guns were seized and seven people were arrested. At least one of the guns discovered had been reported stolen. A stolen police protective vest was also recovered.

In addition to the guns, arrests and stolen property, illegal drugs were also found. 

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On July 29, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the construction site of the Pine Tree Lodge, located on Pine Tree Road in LaBelle, in reference  to construction workers injured by electrocution. Jefferson County Emergency Services District No. 4 and Acadian Ambulance also responded.

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The Beaumont Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man caught on camera performing lewd acts at Parkdale Mall.

On July 6, at about 10:45 a.m., an unidentified black male followed a female employee from JC Penney into the mall. Officers report that she felt uneasy by his actions and had the department store's loss prevention check their video. 

The man was captured on the store's CCTV system masturbating while standing next to the front doors of the store. 

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On Tuesday, July 23, officers with the Beaumont Police Department's Special Assignment unit were conducting an operation on suspects involved in multiple auto burglaries, which involved the theft of several firearms.

Officers located the suspects and conducted a traffic stop near Wooten and Landis. Two stolen firearms were located in the vehicle during the traffic stop.

Furhter investigation led officers to multiple locations inBeaumont were additional weapons were recovered. A total of seven weapons were seized. four of which had been reported stolen. 

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to Forrest Lawn Cemetery in reference of a crashed vehicle found in the woods at the back of the property.

When officers arrived, they located the vehicle at the bottom of a 20-foot drop-off in the woods. A body was located in the driver's seat of the vehicle and was identified as Terrel Martin, 31. Martin was reported missing on July 11, but was last seen on July 5. 

BPD's Traffic Unit and Person's detectives are investigating the cause of his death.

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