Beaumont

A Beaumont man, possibly the victim of a drowning, was pronounced deceased Saturday, June 23.

According to Officer Haley Morrow, Beaumont Police responded to Lancaster Cornwall Apartments at 6650 Prutzman, in reference to assisting Fire and EMS with a possible drowning victim. The victim, identified as Arnold Smith, a 39-year-old Beaumont man, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

At this time, it does not appear to be foul play. 

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A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown June 22.

Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

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Two teens are in police custody for after allegedly being caught "carhopping" in the early morning hours of June 22, reports Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Bishop Curtis Guillory

Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Beaumont Diocese released a statement Thursday, June 21. The statement reads:

“My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“An estimated 2,600 children have now been separated from their parents at the Texas/Mexico border. I am encouraged that the President has signed an executive order to end this practice that had been part of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. 

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The CVS on College and 11th was robbed in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20. Officer Cody Guedry reported that Beaumont Police responded to the robbery-in-progress and arrived at the CVS within a minute, however the suspect already left the scene.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has released a statement concerning a crime trend occurring within Beaumont.The crime trend consists of thieves targeting victims through the LetGo mobile app to steal items from sellers. 

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Derek Marshall

Derek Scott Marshall, a 46-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested by Beaumont Police Department after holding two Jack in the Box employees at gun point, the morning of Wednesday, June 20. 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will start enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. Periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in June. According to a press release, one of those operations will take place in the Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, June 20. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity. 

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Beaumont Animal Care (BAC) has released their euthanasia rates for the period of January through May for 2018. 

BAC’s percentage of animals euthanized has declined from 51 percent in 2016 to 21 percent for the same time period in 2018. BAC has been working to reach the goal of 10 percent or less of animals euthanized in the shelter. To meet this goal BAC is asking the public to consider adopting a pet from them. BAC says that they have many “wonderful” dogs and cats that are all fully vaccinated, micro chipped and spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

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A car crash that occurred during a police chase June 15 resulted in the death of 27-year-old April Phillips, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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