k-9

The Vidor Police Department (VPD) is adding an officer to its ranks, and plans to sniff out a name soon for the new K-9 officer, Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

According to a news release, the newest addition to the VPD team is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. The K-9 unit is being trained for narcotics, tracking and handler protection, states the department, and is expected to start patrolling with Officer Ethan Mansfield in February 2018. 

"The K-9 is another tool that is being utilized to better protect our community," Carroll stated. 

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The Beaumont Police Department celebrated K-9 Joris's sixth birthday on Aug. 11, posting a picture of the police dog and his handler in a popular Facebook post that has garnered hundreds of "likes."

The Facebook post shows a photo of the pair with birthday wishes included, reading, "The Beaumont Police Department would like to wish K-9 Joris a Happy 6th Birthday!"

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The Jefferson County Courthouse, along with other government buildings, was evacuated Aug. 7 for the second time in about two months due to erroneous bomb threats at the building, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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On Feb. 22, at about 11:00 a.m., Beaumont Police located a stolen vehicle in the area of Eastex Freeway and Lucas Drive, Officer Haley Morrow reported. The vehicle had been reportedly stolen in an aggravated robbery in Houston, several days prior.

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Jimmy Duriso was taken into federal custody along with 41 lbs of synthetic pot.

Beaumont narcotics detectives and officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have reportedly recovered 41 pounds of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana hidden inside a local auto repair shop and arrested one suspect in connection to a federal search warrant executed Sept. 7, Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley reported. 

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The Beaumont Police Department is mourning the loss of a four-legged "brother in blue" as K-9 Nicky died over the weekend, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

Nicky "passed away quietly at his home" in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26, Guedry stated in a news release. 

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A hidden compartment in a vehicle stopped as part of a narcotics investigation couldn't conceal a kilo of heroin from Beaumont K-9 officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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A police K-9 unit tracked a suspect fleeing police during a traffic stop on March 18, but not before the teen allegedly fired a shot toward pursuing officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Allen Keith Williams

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) have arrested a local man after he allegedly stole an officer's patrol vehicle during a traffic stop on Feb. 6 close to 3 a.m.

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Baron

A motorcycle traveling through Evadale reportedly lost control Oct. 14 when the driver repeatedly looked back at a patrol car while operating the vehicle, reports the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. The man on the motorcycle then fled, but JCSO K-9 Baron tracked the suspect down for pursuing deputies.

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