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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the Memorial Boulevard, 25th Street intersection in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12.

Arriving officers found a male subject at the scene and determined he had been on a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. The 32-year-old Port Arthur man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He was listed in critical condition but is expected to make a full recovery.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after train line employees discovered a body in the rail yard. 

According to information from JCSO, at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, deputies received a call from a Union Pacific  employee who reported that he had just found a badly decomposed body in a dumpster on the rail yard property located in the 107000 block of Old Sour Lake Road. 

Deputies responded to the scene, as did Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson. Judge Chesson has ordered an autopsy.

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The Beaumont Police Department is looking for the individual, or individuals, responsible for burglarizing a mausoleum.

On Wednesday, July 3, officers responded to the Forest Lawn Cemetary located on Pine Street in reference to a burglary. That morning, grounds keepers found two mausoleum tombs had been significantly damaged, with one casket being removed from its tomb and opened. 

The incident is believed to have taken place between 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, and July 3, at 9 a.m.

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Southeast Texas is teeming with rice fields, but many local residents have never been afforded the opportunity to explore what really goes on at the vast acreage properties – until now. During a free program that also features a complementary barbecue lunch courtesy of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Beaumont, guests will have the chance to learn first-hand processes and see the work that goes on behind the scenes at “Texas Rice – Embracing Innovation,” the center’s 72th annual field day on Thursday, July 11.

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A high speed chase that started in Jefferson County after deputies attempted to make a traffic stop for a moving violation ended following a crash in Westlake, La.

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The Port Arthur Police Department received a call for service at about 6 p.m. July 8 at HEB on Gulfway Drive in reference to a robbery.

According to information gathered at the scene, a 17-year-old suspect approached a female victim and displayed a handgun. He took the victim's belongings and fled the scene. He was quickly apprehended and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

PAPD reports the incident is under investigation by its Criminal Investigative Division.

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At about 1 a.m. on July 5, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 87 and Austin Street in the city of Port Arthur. The crash injured four and involved a Port Arthur police officer.

The preliminary crash investigation showed that a PAPD patrol unit was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection when the unit patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a 1997 Pontiac. 

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At about 12:30 a.m. Julyy 5, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of 11th Avenue in referencce to a man who was bleeding profusely. 

Once officers arrived, they discovered a black male victim had sustained a large cut to his arm during an altercation with another man. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital where he underwent surgery for the injury. As of publication, the victim was listed in critical condition.

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Sunday, June 30, at about 9:30 a.m., officers with the Beaumont Police Department were called to investigate several burglaries at the Super 8 Motel located at College Street and Interstate 10, in which multiple cell phones were stolen. 

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An unnamed Port Arthur police officer was arrested for intoxicated driving Saturday morning, June 29, just after 5 a.m.

Information from PAPD regarding the incident states a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office made the arrest on Old Sour Lake Road near Beaumont after receiving a call of a vehicle stopped in the roadway. The deputy discovered the driver of the vehicle, the PAPD officer, was found asleep in the vehicle.

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