Beaumont

Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are working to determine the identity of two men responsible for killing a clerk during a robbery attempt at a west end convenience store, BPD reports.

At about 12:17 a.m. on April 29, patrol officers responded to a holdup alarm at the Pick N Shop located in the 800 block of S. Major, according to a news release from BPD. When officers arrived, they discovered the 52-year-old clerk dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a blaze at a local apartment complex on April 27 that reportedly started in the kitchen of a residence.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire-Rescue, units responded to 6040 Alpine Circle to a report of smoke coming from an apartment at the complex there. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and found the kitchen area involved by fire. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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The Beaumont Cops & Kids Carnival scheduled for April 18 has been postponed due to inclement weather, announced BPD on April 16. According to a news release from BPD, organizers will inform the public of the new date and location once they work out the details.

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The City of Beaumont and the Sea Rim Striders invite runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels to the 2015 Calder Twilight 5K. This fun evening race takes participants down Calder Avenue and through Old Town, with start and finish at Rao’s Bakery. There will be a special refreshment stop along the course sponsored by the Oaks Historic District, and an after party at Luke’s Icehouse.

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Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on the evening of April 13 after the shotgun-wielding juvenile reportedly stole a taxi cab and used it to evade pursuing officers.

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Police are investigating a death on Franklin Street in Beaumont that was reported as a possible homicide, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

BPD reports that officers were dispatched in reference to the possible homicide at 1:41 p.m. on April 13. Upon arrival at the scene, police units discovered a 64-year-old male resident deceased inside the apartment. The victim and his brother reportedly lived as roommates there. A friend of the men called in the incident.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a domestic disturbance that occurred at a house in the 3300 block of Waverly in Beaumont’s south end on April 3.

According to a news release from BPD, at about 9 p.m. that evening, a 37-year-old female was involved in a disturbance with her 37-year-old estranged husband. The argument reportedly escalated, and the man used an unknown type of cutting instrument to slash the female, causing a laceration to her upper body.

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Firefighters quickly doused a blaze that damaged a Beaumont law office on April 4, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a residential blaze that investigators believe was caused by an electrical short on Easter Sunday, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

According to a news release from the fire department, firefighters responded to the structure fire in the 5400 block of Combs Drive at approximately 5:45 p.m. Upon arrival at the location, they found the back wall of a home in flames. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and confine the fire damage to a small area, but there was significant smoke damage to the rest of the house.

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