Port Arthur Police Department

Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 9:43 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 3900 block of 36th Street in reference to a robbery.

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On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 2 a.m., a Port Arthur Police Department dispatcher broadcast via radio that an aggravated robbery had just occurred at the Crawdad's at 2440 W Hwy 365.

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Chief Mark Blanton

Statement from the City of Port Arthur:

Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton is announcing his plans to retire December 31. Though he will be formally retired at the end of the year, he will remain on staff on a temporary basis while the search is underway for his replacement.

Chief Blanton said, “I am fortunate that I have grown up in law enforcement in this city. Everyone knows me and I have had great support from the community.”

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At approximately 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call regarding an accident wherein the caller reported that a pickup truck flipped.

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On November 10, 2015, at approximately 1:26 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department responded to an aggravated robbery at BJ's Convenience Store at 1201 7th Street. 

According to a press release, a subject entered the store with a firearm and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied, and the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident. There are no more details at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the criminal investigation division at 409-983-8624.

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Demetrius Bernard Glenn

According to the Jefferson County District Attorney's office, Demetrius Bernard Glenn, 22, of Port Arthur pled guilty to murder on Monday, November 9, 2015, stemming from a June 6, 2013 double homicide in Port Arthur. In accordance with a plea agreement reached with prosecutors, Glenn was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

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On Monday, October 26, 2015, at approximately 4:28 a.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were called in reference to the burglary of the Good Times Bar, located at 3901 Hwy 73. 

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On Monday, October 12, 2015, at 9:52 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the Westside Grocery at 1200 W. 7th Street in reference to an armed robbery.

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Terence Zachary Killingsworth

 Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call from a 46-year-old female reporting she had been shot.

According to PAPD press release, initially the female did not know her exact location, but was able to give enough information to lead officers to find her near the 1800 block of W. Highway 73. She was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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