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Police have identified a man killed in an auto-pedestrian accident over the weekend as 34-year-old Beaumont resident Dustin Landell Speights.

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Police were dispatched to 4200 block 32nd St. in Port Arthur on Saturday, July 30, in response to an unresponsive three month old infant.

Upon arrival, Port Arthur Police began administering life saving measures until PAFD and Acadian EMS arrived on scene and took over life saving efforts. The infant was transported to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas where a short time later the infant was pronounced deceased.

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Vice officers serve a warrant at Fresh Amusement on July 20.

Some may see it as a victimless crime. Others, like Beaumont Police Department’s Sgt. Bobby Anderson, know better. He’s seen the victims.

Over the last 18 months or so, Anderson has tracked the calls for service to game rooms and gaming sites throughout Beaumont. Robberies, theft, arson, assault … the list goes on and on, for roughly 500 pages of call reports alone.

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Gregory White and Joseph Carter

Two Beaumont men are behind bars following a bank robbery at the Dugood Federal Credit Union on July 27, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the credit union at 7505 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont at 9:37 a.m. When officers arrived, they quickly obtained descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle reportedly involved in the bank robbery and disseminated the information to Beaumont patrol officers and detectives.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has arrested and identified a man they believe to be responsible for multiple auto burglaries after reviewing video surveillance and allegedly discovering the suspect in possession of a stolen handgun, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports.

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On Wednesday, July 26 at 10:44 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a subject who had been shot in the stomach.

Sheriff’s deputies and Acadian Ambulance arrived on the scene to find 24-year-old Gaven J. Wilcox with a gunshot wound to the abdominal area. After questioning several witnesses, it appears Wilcox may have been shot accidentally while trying to diffuse a disturbance between several subjects. All subjects are cooperating with the ongoing investigation. 

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Nikki Jones

It has been months since CASA of the Sabine Neches Region discovered more than $40,000 missing from its coffers, and no charges have yet been filed against Nikki Jones, the former executive director suspected of the theft by peers within the organization. But according to police, that could change very soon.

“We should be ready to present a case to the district attorney in the next week or two,” Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon told The Examiner on July 21.

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Port Arthur City Attorney Valecia “Val” Tizeno was threatened with contempt of court charges and sanctions in Judge Larry Gist’s Drug Court on Monday, July 24, for failing to turn over evidence to a defendant’s legal counsel as had been ordered by the court. However, Tizeno says misdirected electronic communication was the impetus of the problem she has every intention of clearing up as soon as possible.

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Councilwoman Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright speaks with Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

As one councilperson’s tenure as mayor pro tempore ends, another has been chosen to act in that capacity for the city of Beaumont. At-large Councilwoman Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright will take over as mayor pro tem for Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton. Mouton continues to serve on city council.

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As of 8:30 the morning of Tuesday, July 25, the Port Arthur Fire Department terminated the emergency incident at German Pellets. This incident has been ongoing since April 15, and PAFD has had personnel on-site 24/7. The remaining silo temperatures are in the normal range and cleanup of the site continues. PAFD will continue to attend daily meetings and monitor the site until the remaining silos are empty. This incident is one of the longest in PAFD history lasting 102 days.

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