Port Arthur

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Port Arthur Police located a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his leg/thigh area near the Pebble Creek Apartments in the 4200 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard. 

According to a press release from PAPD, the victim told Police that he was robbed of personal property at gunpoint while exiting a vehicle.  After surrendering his property, he was then shot by the one or more suspects. 

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A 46-year-old man was found on the ground near his truck in the 1900 block of 18th street with a gunshot to the leg by Port Arthur Police Department the night of Thursday, Nov. 9. 

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Port Arthur Police released a reminder Tuesday, Nov. 6 that any one who suspects that they have an outstanding warrant can check online by visiting www.portarhturtx.gov/315/warrants.com .

The website allows you to search by name and any with an outstanding warrant can pay online at www.patrafficpay.com, however, you must have the citation number. Those who wish to pay by phone can call (1800) 444-1187.

For more information call the Municipal Court at (409) 983-8686 or Officer Keith Perkins at (409) 984-8556.

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Port Arthur Police are asking for help in identifying this suspect.

Port Arthur Police Department is asking for the communities help in identifying a suspect in multiple auto burglaries around Port Arthur. Any citizens with information can contact Detective Boudreaux at (409) 983-8645. 

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A 28-year-old Port Arthur man was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital after being shot on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the 4100 block of 32ndStreet. According to a press release from Port Arthur Police Department, the victim is on critical condition. Port Arthur Police are investigating the shooting. 

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On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, the Jefferson County grand jurors returned indictments against numerous individuals for alleged crimes that took place in the presence of a child.

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The Department of Public Safety found the body of a woman who was reported missing earlier in the day on Wednesday Oct. 31. The body of 36-year-old Cherie Kay Trahan was found near Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on SH 87 and Port Arthur Police were called to the scene after discovery.

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At 11:28 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 30, Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of New Orleans Ave.

During the disturbance a 30-year-old female hit a 20-year-old female with a car. The victim sustained visible injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment. After the investigation by Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, the suspect, Ausha McKayla Bonton, was arrested for Aggravated Assault.

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The victim of a shooting at a laundromat in Port Arthur has been identified as 56-year-old male Michael Lynn Thomas.

According to Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), Thomas was a homeless resident of Port Arthur. At approximately 1:47 am on Oct. 24 dispatch received a call regarding a shooting victim at Fabric Care Washateria on 25th  Street. Upon arrival, officers located Thomas with a gunshot wound to the torso area.

He was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

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