theft

On Saturday, December 26, 2015, Beaumont Police Officers were dispatched to the Forest Lawn cemetery in reference to the theft of 10 urns, containing cremated human remains. A similar incident occurred in late October in which 9 urns had been taken.

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An Orange woman accused of trying to stab her ex with a decorative candy cane was arrested on an Orange County warrant after police responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Palm Drive on Dec. 13, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Ely Carraway and Shelia Suire

The victim of a theft in Orange County assisted deputies in recovering two motorcycles stolen from his residence, leading to two arrests, reports the sheriff's office.

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Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal announced March 16 the termination of an employee accused of theft and tampering with government documents.

Court Clerk Sharon Shelvin was reportedly fired March 12 following an investigation by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, with assistance from the Port Arthur Police Department, that uncovered evidence of theft of municipal court fines and tampering with official court documents, McDougal reports in a press release.

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The Lamar University Police Department is still searching for the suspect in the theft of a cell phone forcibly taken from a student on campus on Feb. 9.

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Suspicious activity at a trailer park resulted in the arrest of an Orange County man in Pinehurst on Jan. 25, the Pinehurst Police Department reports.

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Richard Blanton

An alleged car thief was arrested after stealing a man's vehicle while the man was rendering aid to his son, who was having car trouble. The accused thief fled from police but soon discovered he could not outrun the long arm of the law. 

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Terry Rogers (inset) scrapped David Cargill’s statue “The Family.”

The second-floor courtroom at the Jefferson County Courthouse is often the scene of intense crime and punishment dramas. Last Monday, Jan. 12, Judge John Stevens of the Criminal District Court decided the fate of Terry Rogers, accused in the theft of a cherished local landmark that had stood in front of the Port Arthur Public Library for over 30 years.

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A man accused of shoplifting in Vidor discovered Dec. 20 that stealing candy from Dollar General is not as easy as stealing candy from a baby in the proverbial sense.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman's report, Dec. 22:

"Our stores are seeing an increase in shoplifting and to our surprise as to what some people will do.  It makes you wonder why they don’t just get a job and earn some money.

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