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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects after responding to a report from a contractor who saw suspicious activity while working at a Northwest Forest residence in the county, just off Tram Road. 

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April 13, 2018, at approximately 2 a.m., Galveston County deputies responded to the area of 15th and Avenue D in Bacliff to a report of a suspicious vehicle said to be halfway in the roadway and halfway in the ditch.  As deputies made contact with the driver, signs of intoxication were observed and the driver then fled from the scene in the vehicle. 

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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have identified “mostly skeletal” remains found in Pinehurst woods in October 2017 as 22-year-old Nathaniel Allen Anderson, who was reported missing months earlier. Foul play is suspected.

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 Dana M. Pratt

On January 15, deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit received information regarding convicted sex offender Dana M. Pratt, 51, of Lumberton, TX, working at a local plant without notifying the proper authorities of his employment, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

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Jacquilyn Jones was arrested while gaming and charged with possession of meth.

On August 9, at about 8:30 p.m., the Chambers County Sheriff's Office Covert Investigation Unit and Patrol Division executed a search warrant for illegal gambling operations at the Alligator Express gas station on Ross Sterling Avenue in Anahuac, Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne said in a release.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting in north Vidor that sent a local man to the hospital with a bullet wound to his cheek, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi.  

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Employee’s Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the Ray Family Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who are the children of sheriff’s office employees and plan to attend college. The scholarship was created in memory of Capt. Tom Ray and his daughter, Blair Ray. All proceeds for this scholarship are raised by association members. Each recipient will receive $400.

The 2017 Ray Family Memorial Scholarship recipients:

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Deputies arrested a Port Arthur man for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on May 2 after reportedly stopping him in a Land Rover stolen from Nederland earlier the same day. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who died in the book-in area of the office on March 18 as 33-year-old Byron James Sessions of Nederland.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a chemical spill into Willow Marsh Bayou has been contained and that work to remove the solvent from the bayou is ongoing, and the area should be avoided during cleanup operations.

A resident on the west side of Beaumont reported a gas smell to Beaumont Fire-Rescue around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 23. A search traced the source back to the GE Betz facility.

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