The beach advisory previously issued on July 25 is withdrawn.

That advisory was issued after water samples collected were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Enviromental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe. At present the levels are considered safe.

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisories will be issued as necessary.

- Jefferson County Courthouse - Judge Jeff R. Branick's Office

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Beaumont Police Department are investigating the homicide of 23-year-old Beaumont man Olajuwon Vaughns.

According to a press release by BPD, on Tuesday, July 24, at about 1:10 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to 3190 Eastex in reference to a Victim of a Shooting. When Officers arrived, they located the victim, later identified as Vaughns, a 23-year-old Beaumont man. Beaumont EMS arrived on scene and pronounced Vaughns deceased. 

Jaquorian Oshae Bourgeois

One of the suspects in a robbery, 18-year-old Beaumont resident Jaquorian Oshae Bourgeois, was taken into custody Tuesday, July 24.


Police in Pinehurst are seraching for the suspect who smashed a window of a vehicle parked at Planet Fitness on Monday, July 16, and grabbed items out of the car.

Texas Department of Public Safety photo

Update: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near Womack, in Orange County on Sunday, July 22.

James Pruzek and Rhonda Bryan

July 21, 2018 at approximately 7:18 a.m. the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force and the sheriff’s SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 7064 Hillebrandt Road in Beaumont.

The Narcotics Task Force had been conducting an investigation in reference to methamphetamine being sold from inside the residence. The Task Force also received information that stolen property was inside the residence.


Gariyon Coleman, a 19-year-old Beaumont resident, died from gunshot wounds Thursday, July 19. 

According to a press release by Beaumont Police Department, at 10:09 p.m., Beaumont police responded to 2950 S. 8th St (Sunlight Manor), in reference to shots fired. When Officers arrived on scene, they located a gun shot victim and attempted to render aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased a short time later by Beaumont EMS. The victim was identified as Coleman. Detectives are seeking information from possible witnesses to this homicide. 


A victim of gunshots was treated the night of Wednesday, July 18.

According to a press release by Beaumont Police Department, at 10:15 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 2100 block of Broadway, in reference to shots fired. When Officers arrived, they located a victim in the roadway, suffering from gun shot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Detectives believe that there were multiple people involved in the shooting and possible witnesses, however information has not been forthcoming. 


Walgreens at 3990 E. Lucas was robbed July 19 in what seems to be a long string of crimes by at least 12 suspects. 

Cache of stolen weapons

Tuesday evening, July 17, the Beaumont Police Department detained five suspects in the 7100 block of Eastex who are believed to be involved in numerous burglaries throughout the City of Beaumont and Jefferson County. 

“The suspects were in possession of a cache of stolen weapons and other property,” an information release from BPD states. “This is the early stages of the investigation as detectives are interviewing the suspects and following up with more information.”