Beaumont Police Department

Shylaih Prescott

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Shylaih Prescott, 20, on allegations of forgery and intent to defraud and harm after it was reported that she used cinematic prop money to purchase a 4-wheeler through the online marketplace app Offer Up.

Beaumont police have been warning local businesses about customers trying to make purchases with “movie money,” typically $100 bills, since late February, as previously reported by The Examiner.

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On Saturday, August 5, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire reported at 3557 Grand Avenue with occupants still in the house, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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On Sunday, August 6 at 12:13 a.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to the 700 block of San Jacinto Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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Brandon Keith Pratt

UPDATE: Beaumont Police have identified the homicide victim as Brandon Keith Pratt, a 32 year old Beaumont man. 

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On Wednesday, August 2, at about 4:38 a.m., three black males and a white male drove a stolen Jefferson County Sheriff's Office blue Ford F-350, through the front of the Food Stop located at 1320 11th street, Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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This past weekend, the Beaumont Police Department’s Explorer Post 730 went to the Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association State Competition, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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Jacorry Green, Deondre Guillory Briggs and Stephen Michael Wilkerson

On Tuesday, August 1, at 1:18 a.m., Beaumont police officers were in the 500 block of Dowlen Road when they pulled into the Glen Oaks apartment complex at 520 Dowlen Road and observed several males pulling on the door handles of vehicles and checking to see if they were unlocked, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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The annual Cops & Kids Carnival is coming back to Beaumont on Aug. 26. Drawing in thousands each year, the fun and free fair features games, rides, food and other attractions while offering youth and law enforcement officers an opportunity to get to know one another in a safe, festive environment.

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Dubbed “The Tie Squad” by Chief James Singletary, the detectives of the Crimes Against Persons Unit at the Beaumont Police Department are solving crimes in style, setting minds at ease with their business-like attire and their excellent clearance rates on some of the city’s highest profile and most violent cases.

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Monday, July 17, at about 12:19 a.m., Beaumont police responded to the 200 block of Rosine Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

Preliminary investigation reveals that two individuals were in front of a residence when they were approached by a man who displayed a handgun and attempted to rob the victims.

During the robbery, the suspect shot one of the victims, who was able to return fire. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries; it is unknown if the suspect was injured.

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