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On Nov. 21, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office fugitive warrant deputies arrested Mark Miller, 52, of Orange, at the Beaumont federal prison in relation to two charges of indecency with a child out of Harris County.

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On Nov. 21, just after 11 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a robbery that occurred in the 4400 block of Fifth Street. Officers were advised two victims were robbed at gun point and their vehicle was stolen by two suspects. Responding officers were able to locate the vehicle near Sarah and Fourth streets at which point the suspects attempted to evade officers.

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As a reminder of the dangers that increase during the height of shopping during holiday season, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released some safety tips to help shoppers remain safe. 

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Port Arthur Police officers with the help of the Jefferson County warrant division arrested 69-year-old OC Thomas on Nov. 21, for the October murder of Michael Lynn Thomas, 56 of Port Arthur. 

Information from PAPD shows Michael Thomas was shot in the torso Oct. 24 at Fabric Care WAashateria on 25th Street in Port Arthur. At the time, he was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Bond for OC Thomas is set at $1.5 million.

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to a call regarding a shooting Saturday, Nov. 25 at approximately 11:15 p.m. at the Eleganza Event Center. Upon arrival, officers discovered two separate wedding receptions were taking place when an altercation occurred. Five people were reportedly injured when an unknown suspect fired a shotgun into the fighting party-goers.

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A man was shot in twice in the driveway of a home in the 2200 block of 62ndStreet in Port Arthur on the night of Friday, Nov. 16.

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A juvenile was taken into custody after one or more assailants chased and shot at a man in Port Arthur on Nov. 11.  

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Starting Monday, Nov. 26, multiple roads will be experiencing lane closures and detours to accommodate the installation of a natural gas line for CenterPoint Energy, with construction expected to end in early March 2019, in the area immediately south of the Port of Beaumont and west of Exxon Mobil. 

The closures include Buford Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to East of Carroll Street, Pennsylvania Avenue from Buford Street to Emmett Avenue, Emmett Avenue from Blanchette Street to Pennsylvania Avenue and Blanchette Street from Archie Street to Emmett Avenue. 

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A man was robbed and shot in the 1500 block of Peek Avenue in Port Arthur on Nov. 16.

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