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The problem? An inordinate number of unregistered and unlicensed guns on the city’s streets. Just the number of guns stolen from vehicles and residences in Beaumont over the last two years amounts to hundreds upon hundreds of untracked firearms that were at least one time in the hands of a criminal. Judy Hickman from Beaumont Police Records Division reports that 476 firearms were reported stolen in 2016 and 379 were reported stolen in 2015.

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“We’re on a mission,” said Pamela Hayes. “We’re trying to bring these horses home.”

Pamela was referring to a number of horses still missing from the North End of Beaumont and around the area, stolen in the dead of the night by rustlers looking to make a quick buck by selling the victims’ highly valued steeds.

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Westley Judy Pollard Jr. (Facebook.com)

A 42-year-old Beaumont man has been arrested on federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on July 12.

Westley Judy Pollard Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury July 6 and charged with 11 counts of mail fraud. Pollard was arrested in Beaumont the morning of July 12 and went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn for an initial appearance.

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The Office of Inspector General would like to alert everyone to fraudulent automated calls being made to citizens in Texas and elsewhere by individuals posing as being with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General’s Office.

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Golden Triangle Indivisible is hosting their first installment of “Meet Your Neighbors” on Saturday, July 15 from 2-4 at the Elmo Willard Library.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on the rainbow bridge in Orange County on July 12 at about 2:25 p.m, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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A 49-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been sentenced for his part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 12.

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A 51-year-old federal inmate has pleaded guilty to assaulting a prison guard in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 11.

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Tuesday, July 12, at about 7:45 p.m., Beaumont officers on I-10 near mile marker 838 stopped a white 2015 Jeep Latitude with Florida plates for a traffic violation, Officer Carol Riley said in a release. A K-9 officer and his partner Sugar assisted with the stop.

A small, user amount of suspected powder cocaine and methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle revealed that three kilos of suspected powder cocaine were hidden inside the front driver and passenger doors.

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On Friday, July 7, at about 1:07 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to K & K Designs located at 1315 Calder Avenue in reference to a burglar alarm, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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