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Stolen utility trailer

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is requesting help from the public in locating the suspect or suspects responsible for the Feb. 18 theft a utility trailer from Turning Point Church at 3600 North Main St. in Vidor, reports OCSO.

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Beaumont police officers responded to a major crash at I 10 over MLK Parkway in the early morning of Feb. 25. According to a press release, upon arrival at 12: 32 a.m. officers observed a silver Honda Accord under the box trailer of an 18 wheeler. The 22-year-old female driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be removed with the fire department’s assistance and transported by EMS to the hospital.

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William Ray Rogers

First responders answering a report of a fence fire on Calder Avenue in Beaumont made a grisly discovery Feb. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. Firefighters and officers working to douse the blaze found the burned body of a deceased male, who reportedly lived behind some buildings in the 2300 block of Broadway Street.

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A 32-year-old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 24.

Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty on Sep. 17, 2014 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison Feb. 24 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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Blaize Lacase (left) and Justin Brown

Two men were arrested in Orange on Feb. 20 after they allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman issued a press release Feb. 20 to warn local residents to be wary of callers impersonating sheriff's deputies who are reportedly telling people they are calling in reference to tax returns.

According to the release, "The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is not a representative of the IRS or any other dept collector."

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UPDATE: Joshua Jackson informed authorities he is fine and living in Vidor. His mother, who reported him missing, has been made aware, and he is no longer considered a missing person.

Initial report:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the search of a local teen reported missing since January 16.

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The truck believed to be involved in the hit and run auto/pedestrian fatality in the 5600 block of College this weekend has been located.

On Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:03 p.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of College in reference to a man lying in the road, according to a press release.

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A Louisiana man was found dead inside his vehicle after the car he was driving left the roadway and became submerged near Bridge City on Feb. 22, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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