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A suspect believed to be intoxicated at a local convenience store led Beaumont police officers on a car chase that ended with the man behind bars in a Louisiana jail Dec. 21, Officer Haley Morrow reports. 

According to a news release from Morrow, officers responded to the Speedy Stop at 8391 College At. at close to 1 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated person in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with the suspect, who then fled the scene in his vehicle.

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Police in Beaumont arrested a suspect Dec. 17 in the Oriole Drive homicide that occurred the previous day, Officer Haley Morrow of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reports. Calvin James Holman, 28, of Beaumont, is currently behind bars at the Jefferson County Jail on $500,000 bond accused of the murder of 63-year-old Ramon Weatherly.

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A local man is concerned with the potential lack of police presence at Parkdale Mall this holiday season after the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) pulled out of its substation earlier this year. But police say the closing of the substation has not negatively impacted crime in the shopping center as patrolmen are always close at hand and extra units are currently assigned to protect Christmas shoppers and others.

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Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary said he is grateful for the generous volunteers who decorated the downtown station’s tree this year, and to people who continue to donate gifts for local families in need this holiday season.

Debbie Rogers and Amy Hymel volunteered their time and services to make the lobby at the police station more festive in celebration of Christmas.

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Police have identified two homicide victims found shot to death in Beaumont on Dec. 4, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley. 

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Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at about 12:41 a.m., Beaumont police responded to the 2700 block of Avenue and found two deceased victims suffering from gunshot wounds. In an effort to maintain the integrity of the investigation, limited information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime to call Beaumont Police at 409.832.1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409.833.TIPS (8477)

Detectives are not releasing the identity of the victims, pending notification of next of kin.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) promoted two officers to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony Nov. 29. Officers Christopher Brinkmeyer and Aaron Pickering received promotions after years of service in law enforcement.

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the suspect who robbed the Fast Lane Convenience Store at 255 Dowlen Rd. Oct. 10, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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Police in Beaumont report a knife fight between two individuals resulted in both men being stabbed.

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