Beaumont

A Friday evening fire caused damage to a storeroom at the Dowlen Road Petco in Beaumont on Jan. 16, but the employees and the pets at the store escaped without injury, reports Beaumont Fire and Rescue.

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A man described by police as a "good Samaritan" scared off an attacker trying to drag a 43-year-old Beaumont woman into some bushes after ambushing her during her morning jog on Jan. 16, police report. The jogger suffered some emotional trauma and minor injuries, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Rob Flores said, but things could have been a lot worse, even deadly, if not for the good Samaritan's actions and the woman's defensive plan of action.

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Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left a 27-year-old Beaumont man dead, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Bill Sam (right) takes the oath of office as a Beaumont city councilman.

At a packed Beaumont City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, incoming Ward IV councilman Bill Sam was sworn in and officially took his seat on the council. Sam was appointed to the elected position to fill the unexpired term left by former councilmember Jamie Smith, who was elected to serve the area as Jefferson County District Clerk.

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Robbery at Dollar General

Police in Beaumont are searching for suspects in an aggravated robbery of a local chain store, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Various brands of synthetic marijuana

Update:

Police in Beaumont warn that there is a "particularly vile" batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that could cause death for users and report more than fifty people have already overdosed as a result of its use.

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A 59-year-old Beaumont man was arrested on Jan. 4 after confessing to capital murder in relation to an incident that occurred in Corpus Christi in 2011, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Picadilly Lane in Beaumont

Beaumont firefighters battled a kitchen fire that damaged a home on Picadilly Lane, reports Beaumont Fire and Resuce.

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A Beaumont mother and her daughter got a nasty surprise when an armed robber confronted them as they were leaving a West End restaurant on Jan. 3, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Police in Beaumont are still searching for a suspect in the New Year's Day armed robbery of a local convenience store, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

On Thursday, January 1, at about 10:21 p.m., patrol officers responded to a panic alarm at the Stop & Shop Convenience Store located at 671 Washington Blvd., according to BPD. When officers arrived, the clerk told them that a man had just robbed the store at gunpoint.

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