The News

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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Sex offenders beware! There is no escaping mandatory annual registration. Just ask the police in Orange, who recently traveled to Cloverleaf, TX to arrest 55-year-old Howard Perkins, aka Chuck Perkins, who failed to register as a sex offender with police earlier this year.

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Traffic alert from TxDOT:

The eastbound, inside lane of Interstate 10 from approximately 35th Street to Forest Drive in Orange will be closed tonight, Sept. 8, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. for road work.

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Terrance Christopher Watts

Beaumont police have murder suspect 22-year-old Terrance Christopher Watts of Beaumont in custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest Monday, Sept. 8.

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A 38-year-old Vinton, La., man who led Orange County police on a high-speed chase late last year was convicted of drug trafficking violations Friday, Sept. 5.

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