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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 a man found shot to death during what they report was an apparent home robbery on Longfellow Drive in Beaumont on Dec. 11 as Mid-County resident as 20-year-old Joseph Summers. 

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Beaumont Police Department (BPD) detectives are investigating an incident that left a young woman who was leaving a local bar with a gunshot wound, reports Officer Carol Riley. 

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Police in Vidor responding to a call reporting a sexual assault at a residence there arrested three individuals on warrants and drug-related charges, and discovered multiple concealed marijuana plants growing inside the house, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Police are investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of Church Street that resulted in injuries to a local resident, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to a residence on Church Street at 11:15 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, the officers learned that shots had been fired during the disturbance and one person had been struck.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, report police.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a home invasion at an apartment complex that occurred early on Nov. 8, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Manuel Delacruz

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Oct. 5 that a grand jury has returned a no bill in the matter of the in-custody death of Manuel Delacruz, 26, of Port Arthur on Aug. 1.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9:42 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2800 block of McFaddin Street. The caller told emergency services that someone tried to rob him and may now be dead.

Officers arriving on scene found a 35-year-old Beaumont man with multiple gunshot wounds laying in the apartment parking lot on Sixth Street between McFaddin Street and North Street.

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