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Kenneth Dahan Adams

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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Police in Beaumont deployed "stop sticks" when a suspect fled from them in his vehicle following a disturbance at a local bar, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Police in Beaumontare investigating a shooting that left two people injured at a local club over the weekend, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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A man riding a motorcycle was killed in an accident March 10, reports Officer Haley Morrow of the Beaumont Police Department.

Beaumont Police responded to the 4500 block of Magnolia at 5:53 p.m.in reference to a major traffic crash involving a motorcycle. Investigation revealed that a pick-up truck turned in front of the motorcyclist, who was traveling southbound on Magnolia. Beaumont EMS responded and transported the victim to St.ElizabethHospitalwhere he died a short time later. The victim was identified as 57-year-old Ronald Davis. 

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A Lumberton Middle School student was arrested March 8 for sending a threatening message regarding the school, Lumberton Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Gerald Chandler announced in a news release the same day. 

According to Chandler, the student was detained within a few minutes of the message neing received. No student was harmed, and the campus did not have to engage in a lockdown.

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Levi Pruitt | Facebook.com photo

Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man Feb. 27, reports Officer Haley Morrow.

According to Morrow, officers responded to shooting in the 3900 block of Sunbury Drive at about 5:45 p.m. They found the victim, identified as Levi Pruitt of Beaumont, injured at the scene. Pruit was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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“Not guilty.”

Daniel Francis has been in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $2 million since Oct. 11, 2016, facing allegations of murder and aggravated robbery, waiting to hear those two words that would set him free. Friday, Feb. 9, Francis got what he was looking for – mostly.

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Chief Jimmy Singletary praised detectives for their hard work and dedication.

Last summer, violence rocked the city of Beaumont, and law enforcement agencies joined forces with pastors and other community leaders to combat criminal activity. They asked the community to take up that mantle, too, and the citizenry paid heed. Since then, reports the Beaumont Police Department, several violent criminals have been arrested and indicted based on tips and information provided by cooperating witnesses.

At a press conference Feb. 15, BPD Officer Haley Morrow recalled last year’s events and provided updates on some high-profile cases.

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