Beaumont Police Department

Beaumont Police responded to a burglary at Mike's Drive In Grocery, 680 Buford Street, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:43 a.m., BPD PIO Officer Haley Morrow reports.

Officers responding to the scene discovered a vehicle, later determined as a white Chrysler Town & Country minivan, was used to ram the front doors of the business. Once entry was gained, the suspects unsuccessfully attempted to access an ATM. The suspects then burglarized the store and fled in the minivan.

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Police detectives in Beaumont are investigating a violent murder that occurred in the 900 block of Doucette Nov. 5, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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The Beaumont Police Department Special Crimes Unit has filed two robbery cases with juvenile probation in reference to a robbery that occurred Sept. 30, 2016. The victim of the robbery was a 13-year-old.

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Beaumont Police were called out to investigate a reported bank robbery at Community Bank at 6378 Phelan on Monday, Oct. 31 at 1:08 p.m.

When officers arrived, it was discovered that a black male had entered the bank and demanded money, threatening an employee. The suspect fled the area prior to the officers' arrival, in an unknown direction.

Detectives and the FBI responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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Beaumont Police are investigating a body found inside a large exhaust fan at the Beaumont Rice Mills, in the 1800 block of Pecos Road near MLK and Calder.

Detectives were called out to the scene and the “investigation is ongoing,” according to a BPD statement.

BPD PIO Officer Haley Morrow said in the statement that “information was limited at this time,” but the body is an unidentified male.

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Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:10 am, Officers of the Beaumont Police Department, Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on IH-10 Eastbound, near mile marker 839.

Investigation revealed that approximately 4 kilos of cocaine were concealed inside the vehicle.

Hugo Garcia, a 27-year-old Houston man, and Emily Villareal, a 20-year-old Houston woman, were both placed under arrest and taken into federal custody.

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The Beaumont Police Explorer Scout Troop No. 730 has been giving Southeast Texas high school and college students, between the ages of 14-19 a realistic experience with law enforcement careers since the program’s 1987 inception.

And today, nearly 30 years later, the fruits of that labor can be seen as former Explorers take their place in police departments and sheriff’s offices across Southeast Texas.

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Tuesday, Oct. 25, about 11:55 PM, Beaumont Police responded to Bryan’s Convenience Store located at 190 N. 23rd Street, in reference to a robbery.

Investigation revealed that two black males entered the store, one armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded money and threatened to harm several people inside the store. The victims complied and the suspects were last seen fleeing the store on foot.

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Beaumont Police's tip of the week is to remind the community to trick or treat safely.

"The Beaumont Police Department wants to remind you that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly," BPD said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. "Trick-or-Treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling in a group of friends, to ensure that they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins."

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Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:15 AM, Beaumont Police responded to the 7500 block of College Street in reference to a major crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

Investigation revealed that the bicyclist was traveling west bound in the left inside west bound travel lane (closest to the center turning lane) of College Street. The bicyclist did not have an illuminated headlight or red reflector on the rear of the bicycle.

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