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Port Arthur Police released a reminder Tuesday, Nov. 6 that any one who suspects that they have an outstanding warrant can check online by visiting www.portarhturtx.gov/315/warrants.com .

The website allows you to search by name and any with an outstanding warrant can pay online at www.patrafficpay.com, however, you must have the citation number. Those who wish to pay by phone can call (1800) 444-1187.

For more information call the Municipal Court at (409) 983-8686 or Officer Keith Perkins at (409) 984-8556.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects after two armed robbers got away with cash stolen from a local convenience store on Oct. 19, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to Sgt. Heather Rowe, two armed male subjects confronted an employee who was closing the business, located in the 6700 block of West Port Arthur Road, and demanded money. The employee complied and contacted police after the robbery. There were no injuries reported.

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A Port Arthur police car ran into a building in the 700 block of Gulfway Drive, in the early morning hours of Oct. 19.  According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the patrol unit was traveling eastbound on Gulfway in Port Arthur and traveled off the roadway for reasons unknown, hitting a utility pole before crashing into a building. 

The Port Arthur Police Department officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Factors in the crash are under investigation.

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Sgt. C. Billiot with the Port Arthur Police Department stated that on Sept. 28, at approximately 6:30 am, members of the Port Arthur Police SWAT and Narcotics units executed a search warrant at a residence in the 8400 Block of Davis Avenue in Port Arthur. A 41-year-old male Port Arthur resident was the target of the investigation. This subject had just left the residence prior to the search warrant being executed leaving behind in the residence and elderly female, a pregnant female and a young child.

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Detectives in Orange are investigating a shooting that sent one man to a local hospital over the weekend, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Lt. G.D. Keaton.

Officers from the OPD responded to the 1100 block of 11th Street at 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 16 in reference to a 9-1-1 call reporting “shots fired.” The caller advised dispatch that several shots had been heard in the area.

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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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Beaumont police officers are investigating multiple aggravated assaults that sent three people to the hospital on Aug. 29, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Thursday, April 19, at 12:09 a.m., Beaumont police responded to Luke’s Ice House at 2325 Calder in reference to a subject burglarizing a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located the suspect in the area of Calder and Fifth Street.

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Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that left one man with multiple gunshot wounds, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Robert Enmon. 

According to a news release from OPD, officers responded to the 2500 block of Park Avenue in reference to a shooting shortly after 9 p.m. on April 12. When they arrived at the location, they found 23-year-old DeMarcus Rogers suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont for treatment. His condition was unknown at the time of this report. 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:46 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 400 block of Dowlen Road in reference to a major crash. Witnesses advised that the vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 6500 block of Lexington Drive, traveled through the intersection across Dowlen Road into the Westmont parking lot, and impacted the concrete column in front of Talbots clothing store.

The driver was transported to a local hospital, but the front right passenger, 86-year-old Bernice Waddell, died at the scene from her injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

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