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The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports it is currently investigating the death of a resident there who died after being struck with a beer bottle during an altercation.

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Police in Pinehurst are cracking down on methamphetamine dealers in an ongoing effort to eradicate the dangerous drug from the city, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer revealed in press releases. 

According to Hanauer, the department, along with Constable Pct. 2 David Cagle, have been investigating methamphetamine distribution in the area for some time. 

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A man wanted on a felony warrant in Harris County was arrested in Beaumont March 23 after officers caught up with the suspect as he fled from them during a traffic stop.

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A family disturbance between two Beaumont brothers turned deadly when one of the sibling's stabbed the other with a kitchen knife March 17, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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A joint operation between the Pinehurst Police Department and Orange County Pct. 2 Constable David Cagle resulted in the seizure of approximately 5.5 grams of methamphetamine March 3, reports Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer III.

According to Hanauer, the meth was seized in an undisclosed location. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are pending.

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A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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Police arrested two people while investigating a parked car after hours at Shangri La Park in Orange. Both were arrested for public intoxication and one on drug charges after investigators allegedly discovered crack cocaine inside the male suspect's pocket.

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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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A nude and muddy man reported to have been causing a disturbance in Orange over the weekend nearly slipped away from police after wrestling free while they were attempting to detain him, but the officers ultimately prevailed, using their department issued Tasers to subdue the slippery suspect.

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In May 2015, law enforcers took aim at crime on 11th Street in Beaumont, a hotbed of criminal activity by prostitutes and drug dealers. Through a joint effort by the Beaumont Police Department and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, police attempted to serve more than 100 warrants and ended up arresting 49 people in a single day.

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