The News

The Port Arthur Police Department was called to the 3200 block of 18th Street on Thursday, July 19, at about 1:15 a.m. in reference to a possible drive by shooting. 

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At about 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 73. The crash took place just west of Taylor's Bayou and involved at least three vehicles.

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On Monday, July 15, at about 6:30 p.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the Dollar General located on E. Lucas in reference to a robbery in progress. 

Witnesses at the business stated that three black males robbed the store, one of which was armed with a firearm. While officers were in route, a witness told dispatchers the suspects had fled eastbound on E. Lucas in a maroon vehicle.

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A Port Arthur man who pleaded guilty July 15 to continuous sexual abuse of a child has been sentenced to serve 30 years behind bars in state jail. 

According to information from Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham's office, Randy Allen Leblanc, 41, pleaded guilty to the first-degree felony in accordance with a plea agreement.

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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the Memorial Boulevard, 25th Street intersection in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12.

Arriving officers found a male subject at the scene and determined he had been on a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. The 32-year-old Port Arthur man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He was listed in critical condition but is expected to make a full recovery.

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