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The problem? An inordinate number of unregistered and unlicensed guns on the city’s streets. Just the number of guns stolen from vehicles and residences in Beaumont over the last two years amounts to hundreds upon hundreds of untracked firearms that were at least one time in the hands of a criminal. Judy Hickman from Beaumont Police Records Division reports that 476 firearms were reported stolen in 2016 and 379 were reported stolen in 2015.

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Beaumont man that occurred on Magnolia Street in an area of the city that has been recently rocked by gun violence, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to BPD, officers responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of Magnolia at 11:05 p.m. on June 29. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered a deceased male victim with gunshot wounds lying in the grassy area near the apartment complex. Police identified the man as Cedathion Rashard Dill.

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The Beaumont Police Department released its 2016 annual report, the theme of which is “Serving with integrity, fairness and respect.”

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Police and SWAT team officers in Port Arthur peacefully negotiated a hostage situation at a residence there May 18 and arrested one man, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a statement from spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter, officers conducting a burglary investigation identified, detained and arrested a suspect, 38-year-old Christopher James Simpson. Officers reportedly witnessed the suspect carrying a television into the residence at 2426 11th St. and secured the perimeter of the property.

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More than $2 million has been awarded to Southeast Texas to help local agencies assist victims of crime, according to South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) Executive Director Shaun Davis.

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Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Murder and mayhem, drugs and destruction – a wide spectrum of criminal acts and court cases made headlines in 2015. Some of the year’s top stories included investigations into the murder of Lamar University student Rhydan Bolton, who investigators say was slain after being confused with someone else; the alleged aggravated kidnapping of a local child; the conviction against the mother of abused infant Baby Faith and the pending case against the child’s father; and many more.

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Editor's Note: Jesse Doiron, an award- winning advocate for victims of crime, teetered on death’s door after a North Texas assault. He has recounted his story on national television, in victim's meetings, and even at prison rehabilitation classes with violent offenders. It is his belief that sharing his story has not only helped others, but helped a part of him heal from the violent attack he suffered, as well.

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Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer released a statement detailing the calls made by officers within the municipality for the past week. Some of the cases are as follows:

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