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A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown June 22.

Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

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Two teens are in police custody for after allegedly being caught "carhopping" in the early morning hours of June 22, reports Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Bishop Curtis Guillory

Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Beaumont Diocese released a statement Thursday, June 21. The statement reads:

“My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“An estimated 2,600 children have now been separated from their parents at the Texas/Mexico border. I am encouraged that the President has signed an executive order to end this practice that had been part of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. 

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The CVS on College and 11th was robbed in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20. Officer Cody Guedry reported that Beaumont Police responded to the robbery-in-progress and arrived at the CVS within a minute, however the suspect already left the scene.

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Beaumont Police Department announces that BPD Officers will be working with 7-Eleven to dispense Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth as part of the convenient store chain’s Operation Chill community-service program this summer. 

7-Eleven will issue up to 1.4 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,100 law enforcement agencies; over 500 of those will be distributed in Beaumont, most during the summer months and back-to-school season.   

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has released a statement concerning a crime trend occurring within Beaumont.The crime trend consists of thieves targeting victims through the LetGo mobile app to steal items from sellers. 

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Derek Marshall

Derek Scott Marshall, a 46-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested by Beaumont Police Department after holding two Jack in the Box employees at gun point, the morning of Wednesday, June 20. 

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Thomas Charles Jones (top) and Ashley Faye Alexander

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested two Vidor residents during a warrant arrest/meth bust June 15, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will start enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. Periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in June. According to a press release, one of those operations will take place in the Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, June 20. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity. 

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A 36-year-old Mt. Vernon, Texas man, Charles Maull II, has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Maull, pleaded guilty on Feb. 21 to six counts of willfully aiding in the preparation and filing of a false income tax return and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.  Maull was also ordered to pay restitution of $674,730.68 to the Internal Revenue Service. 

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