Beaumont

Officers responded to a robbery in progress at La Salsita located at 612 Washington Ave. in Beaumont on Monday, March 31, at approximately 6:37 a.m. Police apprehended a suspect, who a news release indicates could have been involved in multiple recent incidents, and, in the process, had to shoot a dog that attacked officers in pursuit of the armed robber.

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While methamphetamine, marijuana – synthetic or other­wise – and crack cocaine are drugs commonly seen in area police reports, another nasty nuisance, once practically nonexistent locally, is also becoming more prevalent.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department arrested two teenage males in relation to a call they received reporting a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of Pierce Street in Beaumont on Monday night, March 17, at about 10:53 p.m., police report.

According to a news release from BPD, the caller reporting the burglary said two black males kicked in a door and entered a residence on Pierce Street. When officers arrived on scene, the witness said the two burglars were still inside the house.  

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Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a house fire in the 5700 block of Glasgow Lane in Beaumont on Friday evening, March 7, that investigators believe was caused by an electrical short.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the residence at shortly after 10 p.m.and found a wall of the kitchen at the home ablaze. Firefighters extinguished the flames, which appeared to investigators to have been confined to the single wall of the kitchen.

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Texas Education Agency representatives reported the results of a financial investigation into the Beaumont Independent School District to Superintendent Timothy Chargois on Friday, March 7, according to TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson. BISD officials will have 10 business days to respond to the TEA's findings.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a contained blaze that resulted from a cooking mishap at an apartment in Beaumont on March 3.

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Police are reportedly searching for a lone gunman who robbed the AT&T store located in the 4400 block of Dowlen Road in Beaumont on Monday morning, Feb. 17, at approximately 8:32 a.m.

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The Examiner has obtained a copy of a Texas Education Agency investigation report that outlines multiple deficiencies in the Special Education Department of the Beaumont Independent School District.

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UPDATE: The Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River in Beaumont was open as of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, according to a Beaumont Emergency Management Department press release. The city hopes the bridge will stay passable; however, highways in Beaumont are becoming heavily iced.

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Investigators with the Beaumont Fire Department suspect arson as the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to the garage of a home in the 2300 block of Gladys Street in Beaumont during the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25.

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