Port Arthur

In the very early morning hours of Oct. 24th, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officers responded to a shooting at a laundromat located at 2925 25th St. Upon arrival, officers located a 56-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the torso area.

The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital from the scene for emergency medical treatment; however, the victim’s injuries proved to be fatal. PAPD’s Crime Scene Unit was summoned to process and photograph the scene for evidence.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating the fatal shooting of a 56-year-old man found on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the 2900 block of 25th Street with a gunshot wound to his torso area.

According to a press release from the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), the victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital from the scene for emergency medical treatment; however, he did not survive his injuries.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects after two armed robbers got away with cash stolen from a local convenience store on Oct. 19, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to Sgt. Heather Rowe, two armed male subjects confronted an employee who was closing the business, located in the 6700 block of West Port Arthur Road, and demanded money. The employee complied and contacted police after the robbery. There were no injuries reported.

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Port Arthur Police found a 39-year-old male with a single gunshot wound in his abdomen on the night of Sunday, Oct. 21 after responding to a call about a shooting at 2000 block of 15th St. According toa press relase from Port Arthur Police, the 39-year-old victim was transported to southeast Texas Medical Center by ambulance, he was then life-flighted to St. Elizabeth Hospital with life threatening injuries. 

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A Port Arthur police car ran into a building in the 700 block of Gulfway Drive, in the early morning hours of Oct. 19.  According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the patrol unit was traveling eastbound on Gulfway in Port Arthur and traveled off the roadway for reasons unknown, hitting a utility pole before crashing into a building. 

The Port Arthur Police Department officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Factors in the crash are under investigation.

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Allison Nathan Getz, Jefferson County Voter Registrar, has announced that individuals who wish to vote in the Nov. 6 election must register or make necessary corrections to their name and/or address, on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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Sgt. C. Billiot with the Port Arthur Police Department stated that on Sept. 28, at approximately 6:30 am, members of the Port Arthur Police SWAT and Narcotics units executed a search warrant at a residence in the 8400 Block of Davis Avenue in Port Arthur. A 41-year-old male Port Arthur resident was the target of the investigation. This subject had just left the residence prior to the search warrant being executed leaving behind in the residence and elderly female, a pregnant female and a young child.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a fatality crash that claimed the life of a 78-year-old Houston man Sept. 11, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to a major traffic accident in the 3500 block of S. MLK shortly after 9 p.m. Upon arrival to the location, officers discovered an apparently deceased male lying in the middle of the roadway.

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Rain-slick roads resulting from weekend showers reportedly caused a driver to lose control and strike two pedestrians, injuring multiple people involved in the accident, reports Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Detective Sadie Guedry. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a home invasion of a residence there and searching for the suspects who held a homeowner at gunpoint while they robbed him, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD). 

According to PAPD, officers responded to a call reporting the home invasion on Aug. 31. Upon arrival at the targeted residence, officers learned that several suspects entered the home, held the victim at gunpoint and removed several items from the residence before fleeing the scene. The homeowner was unharmed. 

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