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Beaumont Police responded to a call in reference to a victim of a shooting at Ave. B and Roberts, near Roberts Park the night of Tuesday, Sept. 25.

BPD told the Examiner that the victim did not want to cooperate with the investigation.

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Effective Thursday, Sept. 27, the resurfacing of Babe Zaharias Drive and the parking lot for Cattail Marsh will begin. The entire circle and entry into Cattail Marsh will be closed to all thru traffic and pedestrians. The stables can be accessed using private drive off Tyrrell Park Road. Downs Road into Tyrrell Park will be closed. These streets will remain closed until project is complete. The project is estimated to be completed on or before Monday, Oct.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating an accident involving two motorcycles Sept. 24, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, troopers responded to reports of a major accident on I-10 in Jefferson County near mile marker 834 at about 9 p.m.

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According to a statement from Beaumont Fire-Rescue, Ave. A between Easy and Irma was closed Sunday, Sept. 23 following a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer and a tree. It has since been reopened.

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Beaumont Police Detectives are asking for help in locating a person of interest in the robberies of Cigarette and More that occurred Sunday, September 16.

According to a statement by BPD, the person of interest is Jeremiah Markeith Washington, an 18-year-old Beaumont man. If anyone knows where BPD can locate Jeremiah they are asked to call the Beaumont Police Department at (409) 832-1234. To remain anonymous, call Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and use a smartphone or computer to submit the tip.

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After failing to verify information required for his sex offender registry and violating other terms of his probation, convicted counterfeiter and child molester Christopher Shaun Drucker, 37, of Orange, was arrested Sept. 12 following investigations by The Examiner, the Orange Police Department, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Probation Office.

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No one officially knew where Christopher Drucker, a registered sex offender and convicted felon, was living until an investigation by The Examiner ensued. He is now residing safely behind bars at the Orange County Jail, and could face years in prison for violating his probation.

Examiner investigation ensues

Neighbors living on Amaryllis Avenue in Orange say, though they received notification that registered sex offender and convicted counterfeiter Christopher Shaun Drucker is living on their street, he isn’t and has not been there for months.

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Police in Orange are searching for suspects who shot and killed the victims’ dog during a robbery Sept. 24, reports Capt. Charlie Stephenson of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Annette Edwards, H-E-B Area Community Coordinator, presented a $5,000 financial donation from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions to President Bill Smith and Vice-President Stephanie Spiller of the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation, Inc.

This donation will make it possible for the BPSF to continue to award innovative grants to students and staff in the Beaumont Independent School District, reports the foundation. Since 1993, the BPSF has awarded 390 educational grants totaling $277,867.64 for classroom projects that focus on excellence in education for all students in the BISD.

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The Little Caesar's Pizza place in Orange called police Sept. 23 after receiving counterfeit currency as payment for a purchase, reports Officer David Vaughn. 

According to a police report written by Vaughn, the officer responded to 2421 16th St. in Orange in reference to the discovery of the fake money. The manager told the officer that a customer had come in and paid with a counterfeit $50 bill. The customer service representative took the bill and provided change to the customer, who then left with food and some of the store's real cash. 

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