Port Arthur Police

A Port Arthur police officer involved in a single-car accident near Valero in Port Arthur April 8 could face criminal charges pending an investigation, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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According to Marcelo Molfino, Assistant Chief Criminal Investigator for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, in the early morning hours of September 24, 2015, the Jefferson County D.A.’s office received a request from the Port Arthur Police Department for assistance in an investigation involving an off-duty Port Arthur Police officer who was home and confronted by an intruder attempting to gain entry into his residence.

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On the morning of March 9, Port Arthur Police responded to the 4300 block of FM 365, in front of the Shire Apartment Complex in reference to an auto/pedestrian traffic accident. According to a press release, officers learned that Port Arthur resident, Linda Faye Middendorf, 54, had attempted to cross the roadway when she was stuck by a 1999 Chevrolet SUV. Middendorf was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.

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Port Arthur Police responded to a report of a subject being struck by a vehicle in the 8100 block  of S HWY 69 on Saturday, Feb. 14. At approximately 1:33 a.m. a small passenger car was traveling south on Hwy 69 when a white male attempted to cross the highway traveling west to east, according to reports. He was struck by the southbound vehicle and died of his injuries. The subjects in the passenger car were not injured. 

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Port Arthur Police officers were called to Cedar Ridge Apartment complex on 9th Ave. in reference to an Aggravated Robbery on Jan. 10.  According to a press release, at approximately 5:16 p.m., officers located the victim, who advised them that a subject approached her from behind and held a knife to her back while demanding money.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Nov. 18 that the May term grand jury decided to take no action against a Port Arthur police officer who had been charged in a misdemeanor assault case.

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In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2012, as lounge owner Hieu Huynh and his wife Loan Tran exited their karaoke bar Nikki’s Lounge on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, a tragic turn of events transpired that would ultimately end Huynh’s life at 62 years old.

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Port Arthur Police Department

On Wednesday, Sept 10, at 11:10 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 2310 Birch St. in reference to a missing person. Family members reported the disappearance of a 16-year-old male who was last seen leaving the residence on a motorcycle. Officers searched throughout the night without finding the missing person.

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A Beaumont man drowned Saturday morning, July 19, after falling into the water near Keith Lake Bridge in Port Arthur.

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Drivers heading to work in Port Arthur should expect road delays Monday morning, May 12 as the Port Arthur Police and Texas Department of Transportation will closing off several southbound lanes on Highway 69 to reconstruct an accident that occurred on May 2.

Several southbound lanes of Highway 69 will be closed starting at 9 a.m. and will be remain so for 2 to 3 hours. There will only be one lane open on Highway 69 South, so motorists heading into Port Arthur should expect delays.

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