Beaumont Police Department

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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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The Beaumont Police Department is mourning the loss of a four-legged "brother in blue" as K-9 Nicky died over the weekend, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

Nicky "passed away quietly at his home" in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26, Guedry stated in a news release. 

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department conducting a warrant sweep through the city June 22 arrested a total of 49 people for outstanding city warrants Wednesday, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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Reginald Boykin Sr. pins his son’s badge.

The Beaumont Police Department added three new officers to its ranks at a swearing-in ceremony held at the police station June 10.

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Clifton “JR” Barkin

UPDATE: Not guilty: Jury accepts self-defense rationale in Mother’s Day stabbing

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A Beaumont woman police and prosecutors say murdered her fiancé over a bad Mother’s Day gift in 2012 was in court this week claiming she acted in self-defense rather than out of malice.

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Officers from area law enforcement agencies, friends of the force and family of fallen officers gathered at the front steps of the Beaumont Police Department downtown station May 12 to honor heroes of justice slain in the line of duty.

As the ceremony opened, uniformed officers escorted family members of fallen officers to their seats in the front rows near the steps leading up to the memorial star displaying badges emblazoned with the names of 17 officers killed while protecting and serving the populace.

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