Port Arthur Police Department

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).


A suspect attempted to steal a bike at a gas station in Port Arthur but suffered head injuries.

Port Arthur police officers received a 911 call about an assault in progress at the CITGO station on 1200 Gulfway Drive on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:13 a.m. They discovered an injured man in the parking lot, who had attempted to steal the bicycle.


Top Gift Shop in Port Arthur was reportedly robbed on Nov. 3 at 5:15 p.m.

Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to a call from 1908 9th Avenue. The clerk told officers that three black males entered the store brandishing weapons and taking "an undetermined amount of cash," according to the statement.

No injuries were reported during the incident. Officers were unable to locate suspects.

PAPD detectives are working on the case. Tips or questions should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.


A woman was shot in Port Arthur and brought to the Southeast Texas Medical Center for treatment on Monday, Oct. 31 at 5:51 p.m.

Port Arthur Police were dispatched to the SETX Medical Center for a shooting victim and spoke with the three subjects who brought the victim to the hospital. Their investigation revealed that the victim may have been shot by accident while in the vehicle.

The victim is currently listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.


A suspect was arrested after an alleged home burglary in Port Arthur on Monday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Neches Avenue. The victim gave officers a description of the suspect and the direction the suspect had fled. PAPD officers located the suspect and stolen property.


Port Arthur Police discovered a man with a gunshot wound when called out to the 600 block of Houston Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:43 a.m.

PAPD officers were dispatched “in reference to a shooting that just occurred,” according to the release.

The victim, a 39-year-old black male, was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for treatment.


A suspect involved in a stabbing in Port Arthur Sunday night is still at large.

Port Arthur Police responded to a report of a stabbing at Kansas and W. 13th Street on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:35 a.m.

Two victims, 23 and 25-year-old and Port Arthur residents, were assaulted and “identified the same suspect,” according to the report.


Port Arthur Police are looking for a gunman after a reported shooting near 440 Procter Street in downtown Friday, Oct. 28. Just before midnight, PAPD received a report of a shooting near Wellborn’s.

Officers located the crime scene and “numerous spent shell casings,” according to the release. PAPD’s Crime Scene Unit responded to photograph and collect evidence at the scene.


When the new Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin addressed the Press Club of Southeast Texas on Oct. 20, he said he wants to “engage the community,” especially young people. He also referred to current tensions involving police, explaining how he hopes to help officers combat stresses and provide resources for dealing with mental health concerns like PTSD.

Speaking at Café del Rio in Beaumont, he began with his past experiences in Arizona and in traffic enforcement in Washington, D.C. He said he “learned a lot from the Salt River community.”


Sunday, Oct. 2, about 1 a.m., Port Arthur Police Department responded to a call regarding shots fired at the Avery Trace Apartments on FM 365.

PAPD reports that the suspect fired into a crowd near the apartment complex parking lot, wounding two people. Seven vehicles were also damaged during the shooting.

The victims were transported to the Southeast Texas Medical Center and released with minor injuries.

The suspect remains at large.