Port Arthur

UPDATE, 12/27/2016 at 8:00 a.m.: PAPD Major John Owens said in a release that an additional arrest has been made. A 44 year old woman was also arrested for alleged aggravated assault of a public servant and aggravated assault and family violence with a deadly weapon.

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On Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1:56 p.m., Port Arthur police officers responding to a 911 call discovered a 23 year old man shot in his upper arm at Louis Manor Apartments.

The victim's injuries are non life-threatening and he "could only provide limited information at this time," according to a statement from the Port Arthur Police Department. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital for treatment.

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Police detectives investigating an apparent homicide that occurred at the Timber Creek Apartments in Port Arthur have arrested a 36-year-old man for murder, reports Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Officer Michael Hebert.  

According to news released from Hebert, officers arrested Otis John Babino for murder on Dec. 18 after discovering Jeffery Richardson, 31, deceased inside his apartment the previous day, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his chest. 

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Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to a "strong arm robbery" at the Ideal Washateria and Gameroom at 1039 10th Avenue on Dec. 12 at 9:37 a.m.

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Lt. Frank Ramirez

Port Arthur police chief Patrick Melvin has selected a deputy chief, promoting Lt. Frank Ramirez to the position, according to a statement PAPD.

The selection process involved a seven-member panel comprised of city staff, community members, a public safety chief and a prosecutor from the district attorney’s office to interview all selected candidates. According to the release, the panel was impressed with all candidates and found it difficult to make a selection. However, the board unanimously selected Ramirez.

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Port Arthur police chief Patrick Melvin just selected a Deputy Chief, promoting Lt. Frank Ramirez to the position, according to a statement from PAPD PIO Risa Carpenter.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a violent altercation during which a woman reportedly slashed her common law husband across the face with a knife, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Sgt. Shawn Perron.

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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).

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Update Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m.: Port Arthur city officials have released the identities of a man who died and a man who was injured in an industrial incident at Free Flow Services in Port Arthur on Nov. 4.

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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.

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