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The Beaumont Police Department and Beaumont Animal Services are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to combat animal abuse and neglect.

The reorganization and enhancement of Animal Services, with Crime Stoppers on board, will give citizens a better resource for reporting animal cruelty and abuse anonymously. A unit is being assigned to caring and adopting out animals, while another will be strictly tasked with addressing animal abuse complaints, with a detective designated specifically to investigating these crimes. 

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Investigators with the Orange Police and Fire Departments are investigating a Sept. 20 fire at a vacant residence on Decatur Avenue that they believe was the result of arson, OPD Captain Cliff Hargrave reports.

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Boll Weevil

The state of Texas has taken the fight to the enemy and on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, announced a victory over its foe — boll weevils.

In a press release, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller reported that the West Texas Maintenance Area has been declared eradicated, and the Northern Backlands, Southern Backlands, Upper Coastal Bend and South Texas Winter Garden zones have been deemed functionally eradicated. Texas ranks No. 1 nationally for cotton production, and this announcement comes as a milestone in the efforts to eliminate the boll weevil from Texas.

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David Slaughter, 21; Robert Edward Fregia, 50; and Koice Bryan Grubbs, 47

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at 10:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to Raceway at 4205 College in reference to a robbery. Officers were advised that three men beat up and robbed a 48-year-old male victim.

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On September 19, 2015, an Explorer Competition was held at North Shore High School in Harris County, in which at least 14 different agencies and 28 teams competed. Beaumont Police Explorers Post #730 participated and brought back 9 team trophies and 3 individual trophies. 

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The Crime Stoppers Larry Beaulieu Scholarship Presentation Ceremony will be this Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Beaumont Police Station training room. 

The scholarship was created to support the education and development of sons and daughters of area law enforcement officers and to honor the visionary leadership of the agency's founding chairman, Mr. Larry Beaulieu.

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DPS Troopers are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash in Orange County that injured at least one person, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 8:26 p.m., Beaumont Police Department responded to an activated panic alarm at M&D Market.

According to a press release, the clerk who activated the alarm told responding officers he was attacked and robbed by one Hispanic male and three black males. Two of the black males acted as lookouts while one black male and the Hispanic male initiated the debacle.

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A family dispute in Orange turned deadly when one of two brothers was fatally stabbed by his stepfather Sept. 20, reports the Orange Police Department. According to OPD Captain Cliff Hargrave, 30-year-old Orange resident Jamey Myers was killed during the altercation on Sunday.

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A two-vehicle collision in Beaumont's west end on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 resulted in the death of a Port Arthur resident.

According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Beaumont PD officers responded to a collision at the intersection of Major Drive and Highway 105. Upon arrival, it is reported two white Ford F-150 trucks were resting against the traffic light pole in the intersection.

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