PAPD

Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) SWAT and narcotics officers arrested three men on drug charges and seized two vehicles after reportedly discovering more than 12 pounds of synthetic marijuana and pretty packages apparently prepped for distribution.

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In the very early morning hours of Oct. 24th, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officers responded to a shooting at a laundromat located at 2925 25th St. Upon arrival, officers located a 56-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the torso area.

The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital from the scene for emergency medical treatment; however, the victim’s injuries proved to be fatal. PAPD’s Crime Scene Unit was summoned to process and photograph the scene for evidence.

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At approximately 9:16 p.m. on Oct. 12, Port Arthur Police responded to  a report of a robbery at 1039 Ninth Ave.    

According to a statement from PAPD, officers responded and discovered that two subjects had entered the business armed with handguns and robbed the clerk. The subjects fled with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident. The incident is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a fatality crash that claimed the life of a 78-year-old Houston man Sept. 11, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to a major traffic accident in the 3500 block of S. MLK shortly after 9 p.m. Upon arrival to the location, officers discovered an apparently deceased male lying in the middle of the roadway.

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Rain-slick roads resulting from weekend showers reportedly caused a driver to lose control and strike two pedestrians, injuring multiple people involved in the accident, reports Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Detective Sadie Guedry. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a home invasion of a residence there and searching for the suspects who held a homeowner at gunpoint while they robbed him, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD). 

According to PAPD, officers responded to a call reporting the home invasion on Aug. 31. Upon arrival at the targeted residence, officers learned that several suspects entered the home, held the victim at gunpoint and removed several items from the residence before fleeing the scene. The homeowner was unharmed. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian in critical condition at a local hospital, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a homicide after a stabbing resulted in the death of 31-year-old Roderick Wiltz a few days after he was attacked during an argument, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a July 25 shooting that left a 49-year-old man dead.

Officer with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to a call reporting shots fired at the Prince Hall Village Apartments at 914 W. 14th St. in Port Arthur at 10:22 p.m. The officers were soon informed a subject had been shot at the location.

Upon arrival to the apartment complex, officers found the male victim, identified as Floyd Dergent, apparently deceased and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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A Port Arthur man was hospitalized after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during an incident in Port Arthur. Police are still investigating, and no arrests have yet been made. 

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