The News

The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to a call of a burglary in the 2300 block of Norma Street on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10:45 p.m.

According to PAPD information, three black males forced their way into the home. Upon entry, they confronted the homeowner displaying firearms and demanding property from the resident. 

After getting the purse from the homeowner, they fled on foot. As of publication, detectives with PAPD were investigating the crime.

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Janel Saphire Trahan, 33, of Jasper was sentenced to 320 months in federal prison on Jan. 23 for producing and distributing child pornography.

According to information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Trahan pleaded guilty on Sept. 13, 2018, to the charges against her. 

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On Sunday, Jan. 27, the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) received a call to 810 S. Major Drive in reference to a shooting victim. Officers located a victim in the parking lot suffeering from multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived. Witnesses informed officers the suspects of the shooting had left the scene in a white Dodge Charger.

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Beaumont police were patrolling the area of Fourth Street and Cardinal Drive on Saturday, Jan. 26, when they observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of J&J Express. 

Officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, identified as Edward Myers, 33, of Port Arthur, and Ronnie Walker, 28, of Beaumont. Through their investigation, it was revealed the pair were in possession of more than a pound of marijuana, a stolen handgun and a large amount of U.S. currency. Narcotics detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

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