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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported the Hamshire Quick Mart located at Highway 73 and Englin Road was robbed on Monday, March 18, at about 3:20 p.m.

According to information from JCSO, a masked white male entered the store wearing a light gray hoodie with a black zipper, dark camo lower face covering, gloves, dark pants and black shoes. The suspect used a semiautomatic handgun to commit the crime.

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Texas DPS troopers responded to a reported crash at about 2:45 p.m. Friday, March 15. Upon their arrival, troopers found the driver of the SUV, identified as Robert Spears, 55, of Port Neches.

Their investigation showed the SUV Spears was traveling in veered off the roadway and flipped several times before coming to a stop in a nearby ditch. Spears was thrown from the vehicle an ddied at the scene of the crash.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety will conduct two separate crash reconstructions causing multiple lane closures on Interstate 10 and Highway 69 beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19. 

The first reconstruction will take place on the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge that traverses the Neches River from 9 to 11 a.m. Drivers on the eastbound lanes of I-10 are urged to use Highway 69 to detour through Port Arthur and Bridge City.

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The Beaumont Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place at Bar 23 Social Lounge on Sunday, March 17, at about 3:40 a.m.

According to information from BPD, officers arrived at the scene and located a victim, identified as 36-year-old Quincy Davis, in the parking lot of the club. Shortly after, two additional shooting victims arrived at a local hospital. One victim was listed in critical condition while they second was listed as stable.

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The Beaumont Police Department made an arrest of an auto burglary suspect following a surveillance operation at the Folsom Hike and Bike Trail. 

Prior to the operation, an auto burglary had occurred at the location and resulted in the victim's credit cards being used at a local store. During the investigation, officers were able to establish a description of the suspect. 

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A Vidor police officer investigating the fraudulent use of a credit card had to go to a local hospital emergency room for treatment after encountering an unidentified substance that caused him to become ill.

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The Port Arthur Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a woman suspected of several forgeries. PAPD says the alleged crimes have taken place in the Beaumont and Port Arthur areas. 

Anyone with information relating to the suspect's identity or the crimes is asked to contact PAPD Detective Cater at (409) 983-8631, or Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at (409) 833-TIPS.

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Following public backlash for his expressed views regarding the Orange County Economic Development Corporation’s (OCEDC) efforts to offer incentives and abatements to bring large business to the county, County Judge Dean Crooks tendered his resignation on March 13 in the presence of more than 100 citizens and business owners prepared to voice their support of the OCEDC and i

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on March 7 that his office reached a final settlement with the three operators of a tech support scam who tricked consumers into buying expensive and unnecessary computer repairs. The settlement is in conjunction with a nationwide sweep that Attorney General Paxton’s office helped lead, targeting fraudsters who engaged in tech support scams and other elder fraud cases.

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