Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Traci Dee Martinez

During an investigation this morning around 8:40 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Office narcotics officers received information that a female was going to deliver narcotics into the federal correctional complex on Knauth Road, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Arlington Wood (left) and James Hoffpauir of Vidor

This morning around 1:50 a.m., Jefferson County deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call on Boondocks Road, Deputy Marcus McLellan said in a release. The caller saw a truck pulling a trailer loaded with an excavator, and moving machinery after dark is unusual.

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UPDATE: Capt. Crystal Holmes said on August 15 that Debra Killian has still not been found. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing Nederland woman.

Debra Killian was last seen walking off from her residence after having an argument on July 21 at about 2:30 p.m. She has not been seen since.

Her family told police that they were not alarmed at first since Killian has left for multiple days before and then returned.

Killian’s husband reported her missing July 24, 2017.

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July 29 at 8:48 p.m., deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 200 block of Jerry Drive in Nederland in reference to a reported aggravated robbery in which two Hispanic males stole the victim’s pickup truck at gunpoint, Deputy Marcus McLellan said in a release.

Deputies spotted a truck matching the description traveling on Spurlock Road. Deputies confirmed this was the stolen truck and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the truck refused to stop and led deputies on a short pursuit on Highway 69 before exiting FM 365.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division received information from the Pompano Beach Police Department in Florida that a fugitive from their jurisdiction was staying in the Beaumont area.

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Today the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is grieving the loss of telecommunications operator Joetta Heckaman.

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June 14 at about 4 p.m., deputies with the JCSO Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-10 near Smith Road. The vehicle was being driven by 38-year-old Benina Villarreal of Rio Grande City, Texas. She had her 18-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old son as passengers.

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Heather Pina of Beaumont was found to be in possession of 28 pills of Dilaudid.

On June 6 at approximately 7:30 p.m. while the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force was conducting surveillance in Beaumont, one of the detectives observed suspicious activity that was not related to the surveillance.

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On June 7 around 3:13 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the Express Mart located at 11755 Highway 105 in reference to an Aggravated Robbery that had just occurred, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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