BPD

How many pets makes too many? And how do you reduce the number of unwanted pets?

The Beaumont City Council is considering making some relatively major changes to the city’s animal care ordinance, and some minor ones, as well. During a work session following the city council meeting Jan. 10, the council addressed some of those changes, including name changes and increases in pet limits and adoption fees.

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Officers Haley Morrow and Todd Jackson

“Our hero!”

Shouts from volunteers at Some Other Place, who were handing out gifts to local family’s during the charity’s Christmas Giving Program Dec. 22, rang out as Officer Todd Jackson of the Beaumont Police Department walked through the door of the nonprofit’s storage warehouse after he found and returned 13 bicycles that had been stolen from the facility overnight.

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"Our hero!"

Shouts of volunteers of Some Other Place, who were handing out gifts to local family's during the charity's Christmas giveaway Dec. 22, rang out as Officer Todd Jackson of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) walked through the door of the non-profit's storage warehouse after he found and returned 13 bicycles that had been stolen from the facility overnight. 

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The Beaumont Police Department completed its annual Santa in Blue rounds Dec. 12

The Beaumont Police Department completed its annual Santa in Blue rounds on Dec. 12. This year, the drive delivered presents to about 300 children, according to Officer Justin Proenza.

Proenza and his partner, Officer Tom Swole, have overseen the Santa in Blue drive for the past 14 years.

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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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