Beaumont Police Department

Police in Beaumont are investigating the early morning armed robbery of a Jason’s Deli during which suspects reportedly tied up employees and demanded access to the safe Aug. 22, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Walters stated in a news release.

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According to reports from the Beaumont Police Department, shortly before noon on Aug. 8, a man used a note to rob the CommunityBank of Texas location at the corner of Major Drive and Highway 105.

Information provided by BPD indicates that when officers arrived at the scene, they were told the suspect was a white male, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, with a red beard and glasses.

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The 2016-2017 school year is around the corner, and Southeast Texas residents will be out getting students prepared. The upcoming Texas tax-free weekend from August 5-7 is popular for shopping and profitable for local businesses, but, it is also a lucrative time for criminals as shoppers are often preoccupied with children, shopping lists, foot and vehicle traffic, warns Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department.

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The 21-year-old passenger of a truck traveling down Major Drive in Beaumont late Saturday morning shot himself accidentally while handling a revolver and died as a result, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are investigating a shooting between feuding parties, reports Officer Carol Riley.

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It’s July and tax season may be over, but that isn’t stopping scammers impersonating IRS agents from calling to collect whatever they can steal from unwitting victims, reports Detective Lisa Jardine of the Beaumont Police Department.

Jardine’s own family was recently the target of such a scam, but the longtime law enforcer didn’t fall prey to the confidence trick and instead had a little fun of her own.

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In another recent attack against law enforcement officers, an assailant carrying an assault rifle and a pistol, with a backup assault rifle reportedly hidden in his car, shot and killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on July 17 before he was taken down.

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A woman presenting a fake ID and someone else’s checkbook to a cashier at a local department store barreled through loss prevention personnel, injuring two store employees, reports Sgt. Burt Moore of the Beaumont Police Department. Now, police are searching for the suspect, 28-year-old Katrina Casey Rossow of Highland, who they identified from video surveillance footage and who currently has five outstanding felony warrants for forgery and robbery.

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Two Beaumont residents are in custody for three counts of aggravated robbery after police say the two male suspects robbed three people, stealing the victims' cell phones when they refused to buy marijuana from the men. 

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a weekend shooting incident that left two local men injured, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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