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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department conducting a warrant sweep through the city June 22 arrested a total of 49 people for outstanding city warrants Wednesday, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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Alicia Skye Taylor

Police have arrested a Port Arthur city employee for aggregate theft of a public servant amid accusations that she used her position as Grants Accountant to alter payroll records and pocket diverted funds, fundamentally stealing from the city and the taxpayers, Lt. M. Blitch of the Port Arthur Police Department reports. In addition to the theft charges she faces, 24 felony counts of tampering with a government record are pending against 33-year-old Alicia Skye Taylor of Port Arthur.

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Police report that warrants have been issued for the arrests of three individuals in connection to a series of storage facility burglaries in Beaumont. The wanted suspects face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly conspiring to burglarize a total of 30 units impacting 21 victims.

The warrants come mere weeks after police obtained warrants for two other men they believe to be connected to a separate series of storage unit burglaries as reported in The Examiner on June 9.

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Rodney Saveat

Along with a cadre of other positions the Beaumont Independent School District is looking to fill, they are also seeking a new Director of Athletics to serve as the head of their programs. Former Athletic Director Rodney Saveat has a new position and a new title, but will no longer be the face of BISD sports teams.

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Paige Parkerson and Clifton Barkin

A woman who fatally stabbed her fiancé on Mother’s Day 2012 was set free by a jury in judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court on Friday, June 17, with the panel determining she was not guilty of the crime of murder by reason of self-defense.

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Brent Ivey

While out on parole for a home burglary he committed in 2008, Brent Ivey wasted his opportunity for another chance at freedom by continuing to disregard the law, according to evidence offered in Judge Cory Crenshaw’s County Court at Law No. 2 on Wednesday, June 22. Less than two weeks out of prison, Ivey admitted he tried to cheat on drug tests that were a required condition of release. He is then alleged to have committed another home burglary that he will answer for in court next month.

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A “frequent flyer” of the Orange County Jail found himself back inside a cell once again after police arrested him on an outstanding warrant June 15, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD), but a long gash on his forehead proves that the wanted man didn’t go quietly

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Police report that warrants have been issued for the arrest of three individuals in connection to a series of storage facility burglaries in Beaumont. The wanted suspects face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly conspiring to burglarize a total of 30 units impacting 21 victims.

The warrants come mere weeks after police obtained warrants for two other men they believe to be connected to a separate series of storage unit burglaries as reported in The Examiner on June 9.

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After refusing to cooperate with a police investigation into alleged spousal abuse a few weeks ago, a woman in Orange was once again in a local emergency room June 20 seeking treatment for new injuries reportedly inflicted by her husband.

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