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Albert Wilson

On Wednesday, August 16, at 6:07 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the area of 4th Street and Blanchette Street in reference to a victim of a stabbing, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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Otis R. Jackson

In July, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a convicted sex offender, Otis R. Jackson, 49, of Westlake, inappropriately touching a 12 year old girl, who was a family member.

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A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy discovered 18 bottles of suspected codeine, a small amount of marijuana and a couple of colorful pills during a traffic stop on I-10 eastbound Aug. 19, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan. 

According to McLellan, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brigitte Hazleton was working traffic on I-10 eastbound at about 12:30 p.m. when he stopped a silver Chrysler 300 at mile marker 847 for speeding.

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Jason Satchell

On August 16 at about 2:00 a.m., a Chambers County deputy observed a motorcycle operated in an unsafe manner, westbound on I-10 near FM 3180 in Chambers County, Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne said in a release.

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Vernon S. Benoit

On August 15, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested former teacher, Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, after a four month long investigation revealed he was videoing female students at high school football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom where he taught at a local high school in Calcasieu Parish.

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Following a recent series of violent incidents centered in the city of Beaumont, a federal grand jury in Jefferson County has indicted 32 individuals, many with alleged gang ties, on various charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston reported Aug. 15.

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Police arrested a Vidor man Aug. 14 after he reportedly struck a vehicle from behind, bolted from the scene of the accident and then assaulted a responding officer who followed a trail of car parts to find the fleeing suspect.

According to a report from the Vidor Police Department, a caller reported that while stopped at the intersection of Old Highway 90 East and the I-10 service road in his Ford F-150, a silver Nissan Versa struck his vehicle from behind and kept driving.

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James David Vosburgh

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted James David Vosburgh, 52, of China for alleged criminal mischief.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday, Aug. 11, the appointment of two new members to the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Board of Managers. The seven-member board was reduced by the resignation of Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Lenny Caballero and Jack Carroll last month.

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While the district as a whole “met standard,” multiple Beaumont ISD campuses were rated as “improvement required” in the 2017 accountability reports released Tuesday, Aug. 15.Smith, MLK and South Park middle schools all require improvement. Vincent, Odom, and Marshall middle schools met standard.Caldwood, Pietzch-MacArthur, Blanchette, Martin, Jones-Clark, Charlton Pollard and Fehl elementary schools are all rated improvement required. Curtis, Fletcher, Guess, Amelia, Regina, Homer and Dishman elementary schools met standard.

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