Beaumont

Beaumont police investigating a call reporting “shots fired” at a local residence discovered the scene of a shooting over the weekend, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry.

Guedry stated that officers responding to the call located the crime scene in the 5300 block of Dewberry at close to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Both the suspected shooter and the victim had left prior to officers’ arrival. Officers were notified a short time later that the victim had just arrived to St. Elizabeth hospital and was suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest area.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal weekend crash that claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman Aug. 18, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

According to Davis, troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on US-90 in Jefferson County at about 10:30 p.m.  The crash occurred approximately two (2) miles west of Beaumont.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has arrested a 25-year-old Beaumont man for theft related to a LetGo app fraud scam that has plagued several Southeast Texans, Officer Haley Morrow announced Aug. 16.

Jeremy Deshawn Harris is suspected of committing over 12 theft crimes using the popular LetGo app, commonly used for buying and selling used items. Harris targeted victims who were trying to sell electronics on the app, telling his marks he was a Beaumont police officer, presumably in order to gain their trust.

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Beaumont police arrested two suspects who allegedly tried to cash a forged check at Sam's Package Store, and subsequently found all the materials necessary for the couple to continue the con inside their vehicle.

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The City of Beaumont is resurfacing West Florida Ave. from Highland Ave. to Hagner Road. According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, West Florida Ave. will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with limited access during the resurfacing project. The project is expected to be completed on or before August 13.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Friday, August 3.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air pollution in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area on Friday. Local residents can help prevent ozone pollution by sharing a ride, walking or riding a bicycle, taking lunch to work, avoiding drive-through lanes, conserving energy and keeping vehicles properly tuned.

 

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Angel Marquez Ramirez

Beaumont Police are looking for 67-year-old Beaumont man Angel Marquez Ramirez who is suspected of a shooting in the 4600 block of Ironton Saturday, July 28.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue outside of the Federal Courthouse

Water poured down the fire-truck lined streets the morning of Friday, July 27, as the day began with a stir for the Jack Brooks Federal Courthouse in Beaumont. 

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Matthew Marque Dwain Clevenger

Two people have been arrested that Beaumont Police Department Detectives believe are responsible for the murder of Olajuwon Vaughns.

Tuesday, July 24, at 1:10 p.m., Beaumont police responded to Autumn Oaks Apartments at 3190 Eastex in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located the victim, later identified as Olajuwon Vaughns, a 23-year-old Beaumont man. Beaumont EMS arrived on scene and pronounced Vaughns deceased.

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Beaumont Police Department are investigating the homicide of 23-year-old Beaumont man Olajuwon Vaughns.

According to a press release by BPD, on Tuesday, July 24, at about 1:10 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to 3190 Eastex in reference to a Victim of a Shooting. When Officers arrived, they located the victim, later identified as Vaughns, a 23-year-old Beaumont man. Beaumont EMS arrived on scene and pronounced Vaughns deceased. 

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