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Lawrence McCartney

On Thursday, July 12 at 8:57 p.m., officers responded to the 4300 block of Flamingo in reference to a victim of a shooting. According to a press release from Beaumont Police, upon arriveing at the scene officers located an unresponsive male in a vehicle. The vehicle was on the front lawn of a residence. EMS responded but the victim, a Beaumont man, was deceased. Investigators learned the disturbance started at the victim’s residence. Witnesses said the victim was intoxicated, arguing with other people at the house and neighbors.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Warrick Ball, 49, was sentenced by a Jefferson County jury to 6 years in Texas prison following trial in the 252nd District Court. 

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On Sept. 26, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a head-on collision on FM 1013 in Tyler County.  The crash occurred five miles East of Spurger.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling eastbound on FM 1013.  A 2015 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on FM 1013.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Pontiac crossed the center dividing line and collided head-on with the Ford Mustang.  

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This beach advisory is issued, Wednesday, Sept. 26, for Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge beaches.

Water samples collected at locations on Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe.

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisories will be issued as necessary. 

-Released by the Office of County Judge Jeff Branick

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Beaumont Police responded to a call in reference to a victim of a shooting at Ave. B and Roberts, near Roberts Park the night of Tuesday, Sept. 25.

BPD told the Examiner that the victim did not want to cooperate with the investigation.

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Effective Thursday, Sept. 27, the resurfacing of Babe Zaharias Drive and the parking lot for Cattail Marsh will begin. The entire circle and entry into Cattail Marsh will be closed to all thru traffic and pedestrians. The stables can be accessed using private drive off Tyrrell Park Road. Downs Road into Tyrrell Park will be closed. These streets will remain closed until project is complete. The project is estimated to be completed on or before Monday, Oct.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating an accident involving two motorcycles Sept. 24, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, troopers responded to reports of a major accident on I-10 in Jefferson County near mile marker 834 at about 9 p.m.

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According to a statement from Beaumont Fire-Rescue, Ave. A between Easy and Irma was closed Sunday, Sept. 23 following a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer and a tree. It has since been reopened.

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Jeremiah Markeith Washington

Beaumont Police Detectives are asking for help in locating a person of interest in the robberies of Cigarette and More that occurred Sunday, September 16.

According to a statement by BPD, the person of interest is Jeremiah Markeith Washington, an 18-year-old Beaumont man. If anyone knows where BPD can locate Jeremiah they are asked to call the Beaumont Police Department at (409) 832-1234. To remain anonymous, call Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app and use a smartphone or computer to submit the tip.

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After failing to verify information required for his sex offender registry and violating other terms of his probation, convicted counterfeiter and child molester Christopher Shaun Drucker, 37, of Orange, was arrested Sept. 12 following investigations by The Examiner, the Orange Police Department, the Pinehurst Police Department and the Orange County Probation Office.

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