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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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Kevin Andrew Kamper, 29, was found guilty of two enhanced first-degree felonies of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham said Friday, June 22, with the now-convicted child predator receiving a jury-instructed sentence in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd District Court totaling 50 years in prison with no parole. 

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A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown June 22.

Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

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Two teens are in police custody for after allegedly being caught "carhopping" in the early morning hours of June 22, reports Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Bishop Curtis Guillory

Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Beaumont Diocese released a statement Thursday, June 21. The statement reads:

“My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“An estimated 2,600 children have now been separated from their parents at the Texas/Mexico border. I am encouraged that the President has signed an executive order to end this practice that had been part of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. 

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The CVS on College and 11th was robbed in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20. Officer Cody Guedry reported that Beaumont Police responded to the robbery-in-progress and arrived at the CVS within a minute, however the suspect already left the scene.

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Beaumont Police Department announces that BPD Officers will be working with 7-Eleven to dispense Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth as part of the convenient store chain’s Operation Chill community-service program this summer. 

7-Eleven will issue up to 1.4 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,100 law enforcement agencies; over 500 of those will be distributed in Beaumont, most during the summer months and back-to-school season.   

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has released a statement concerning a crime trend occurring within Beaumont.The crime trend consists of thieves targeting victims through the LetGo mobile app to steal items from sellers. 

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Derek Marshall

Derek Scott Marshall, a 46-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested by Beaumont Police Department after holding two Jack in the Box employees at gun point, the morning of Wednesday, June 20. 

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