SWAT

Jimmy Duriso was taken into federal custody along with 41 lbs of synthetic pot.

Beaumont narcotics detectives and officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have reportedly recovered 41 pounds of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana hidden inside a local auto repair shop and arrested one suspect in connection to a federal search warrant executed Sept. 7, Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley reported. 

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Police in Port Arthur arrested a resident there who fired shots outside his home then barricaded himself inside with a woman and child on Nov. 25, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Aaron Gibson mugshot from Sept. 2015 assault arrest

A Beaumont officer’s ballistic vest was all that came between him and a bullet during a shootout with a local man Nov. 29, reports the Beaumont Police Department. Although the officer escaped with non-life threatening injuries, when the smoke cleared and police entered the home, they discovered the suspect deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 11:39 a.m., Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the Timbers Edge apartment complex in the 1000 block of Pinchback Road in Beaumont’s west end.  According to a press release, officers learned a Silsbee man, later identified as 30 year old Eric Gipson, was armed with a knife and holding an unidentified female hostage inside an apartment.

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Stock photo of a SWAT team

Local investigators are trying to trace the source of a call that resulted in a SWAT Team response over the weekend in Port Neches.

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A three-and-a-half hour SWAT standoff with police ended when the suspect shot himself in the face, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, patrol officers responded to a family disturbance in the 2100 block of Avenue A at 11:29 a.m. on March 22. Multiple callers from the house reportedly told 911 operators that a family member’s estranged husband was at their house attempting to find her, and that the man was armed with a handgun, threatening to shoot his wife as well as himself. When officers arrived, the man was gone.

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Jack Brooks Regional Airport was surrounded by emergency vehicles and law enforcement, including S.W.A.T on Tuesday, March 17, but not because of a disaster, rather as part of an exercise to prevent and handle emergency situations.

The disaster drill simulated an active shooter in which local law enforcement and federal officers trained on how to handle a hostage situation as required by the Federal Aviation Administration for all commercial airports. 

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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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Stephenson

A Jefferson County jury took less than an hour to convict and sentence a Port Arthur man, Milton D. Stephenson, 43,  to 55 years in prison for the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, according to a press release on July 19.

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The Port Arthur Police Department SWAT team responded to a call regarding a mental patient with a firearm on March 3 at about 10:21 p.m. in the 3700 block of Woodland Avenue, according to a news release from PAPD.

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