Beaumont Police Department

Shawn Fronzaglio Sr.

CORRECTION: A photo that ran in The Examiner with this news item regarding the death of Shawn Fronzaglio Sr. included a photo taken from Facebook that was, in fact, Shawn Fronzaglio Jr. We regret the error.

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An elderly Beaumont woman died Dec. 6 after a structure fire, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Beaumont Police posted a Tip of the Week on Facebook Nov. 28 about holiday shopping. BPD recommends that shoppers follow these steps to protect themselves and prevent crime during the holiday season.

"Nothing can ruin a holiday spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime," the post said. "Unfortunately, criminals view the season a little differently. The Beaumont Police Department would like to offer some safety tips to help you stay safe for the holidays."

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The homeless woman killed in a hit and run on College Street has now been identified, BPD PIO Carol Riley said in a release Dec. 5.

"The victim has been identified as Bonnie Lee Casaneve, 67 year old homeless white female," Riley said in her statement. She added that the victim was struck while pushing a shopping cart.

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Police have identified two homicide victims found shot to death in Beaumont on Dec. 4, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley. 

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) promoted two officers to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony Nov. 29. Officers Christopher Brinkmeyer and Aaron Pickering received promotions after years of service in law enforcement.

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A domestic disturbance between a man and a woman in Beaumont turned fatal, BPD PIO Cody Guedry said in a release.

Beaumont Police officers were called to the 5100 block of Gober Road for a stabbing on Thursday, Nov. 24. During their investigation, they found a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed. The victim, Anthony Bernard, a 31-year-old Beaumont man, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Beaumont Detectives have released the identity of the body found Oct. 31 inside an exhaust fan at the Beaumont Rice Mills, in the 1800 block of Pecos Road near MLK and Calder. The man is Louis Stevens, a 47 year old Beaumont resident, BPD PIO Haley Morrow said in a statement.

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

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A Beaumont woman evaded police officers and crashed into the interstate barrier with her toddler in the car, BPD PIO Carol Riley said in a release.

A Beaumont Police officer was patrolling in the area around Lucas Drive near Eastex and saw a vehicle stopped in the roadway on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 12:14 a.m. He approached the vehicle and noticed a small child in the arms of an unconscious woman. He tried to make contact, the woman woke up and sped off.

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