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On Tuesday, July 23, officers with the Beaumont Police Department's Special Assignment unit were conducting an operation on suspects involved in multiple auto burglaries, which involved the theft of several firearms.

Officers located the suspects and conducted a traffic stop near Wooten and Landis. Two stolen firearms were located in the vehicle during the traffic stop.

Furhter investigation led officers to multiple locations inBeaumont were additional weapons were recovered. A total of seven weapons were seized. four of which had been reported stolen. 

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to Forrest Lawn Cemetery in reference of a crashed vehicle found in the woods at the back of the property.

When officers arrived, they located the vehicle at the bottom of a 20-foot drop-off in the woods. A body was located in the driver's seat of the vehicle and was identified as Terrel Martin, 31. Martin was reported missing on July 11, but was last seen on July 5. 

BPD's Traffic Unit and Person's detectives are investigating the cause of his death.

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Port Arthur police officeers were called to the Cedar Ridge Apartments on Ninth Avenue on July 28 at about 9:45 p.m. in reference to shots fired.

Arriving officers found an 18-year-old male resident had been shot in his lower extremities. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries. 

The case is currently being investigated by PAPD's Criminal Investigations Division.

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July 28, at about 8:30 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 100 Gillham Circle in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just taken place. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 19-year-old female had been assaulted. During the incident, suspects also held a 16-year-old male at gunpoint and demanded property from him. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.

Officers were able to develop a possible suspect in reference tot he offense and the case is currently under investigation by PAPD's Criminal Investigations Division.

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The Port Arthur Police Department received a call to dispatch on July 24 regarding a drive-by shooting in the 5600 block of Grant Ave. 

Upon arrival, officers located a 4-year-old boy that had sustained a gunshot wound to his lower back. The child was asleep within the residence at the time of the shooting. he was transported to a Beaumont hospital where he was listed in stable condition. No one else was injured during the incident. 

PAPD's Criminal Investigations Division was investigating the crime as of publication.

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The Port Arthur Police Department responded to a call at the Port Arthur Town Homes located on Turtle Creek on July 22, just before 11 p.m., regarding a burglary in progress. 

According to PAPD information, one victim was held at gunpoint while additional suspects removed property from the residence. The tenant of the home hid in the bathroom during the incident. 

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July 22, at about 10:45 p.m. the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call of a gunshot victim in the 8100 block of Oakmont Avenue. 

Arriving officers learned that two black males were walking in the 3400 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard when a vehicle approached them and fired several shots, striking one of the men walking.

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A GEO correctional officer surrendered to Liberty County Sheriff's Office after a theft warrant was issued for her arrest.

According to investigator Shandalynn Rhame, Gallegos-Balderas is accused of stealing property belonging to inmates at the county jail where she worked for the operating company GEO since October 2018.

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The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a hired hand who was on the hunt for a lost cow came across a badly decomposed body of a man on Sunday, July 21. The body was found lying in high weeds of a field about 100 yards from a home in the Gulf Company Road area in southeast Liberty County.

According to lead investigator Sean Mitchell, the remains are though to belong to an acquaintance of the landowner that had stayed on the property for the last several days. He was last seen July 15 as he drove away in a pickup truck.

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Beaumont police made an arrest in the death of a Beaumont woman killed Thursday, July 18.

According to information from the Beaumont Police Department, officers were called to the 2200 block of Evalone Avenue regarding a burglary and possible arson. Upon their arrival, officers found the body of a white female, identified as 49-year-old Joyce Acey, inside the residence.

A preliminary autopsy showed she died as a result of the fire and her death was ruled a homicide. 

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