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A police K-9 unit tracked a suspect fleeing police during a traffic stop on March 18, but not before the teen allegedly fired a shot toward pursuing officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Cell phone

Police with the Lamar University Police Department (LUPD) are searching for two suspects who stole a cell phone from a student on campus Friday evening, Feb. 19, LUPD reports.

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Kevin Wayne Bradshaw

Police in Orange have arrested a suspect they believe to be responsible for the Feb. 1 burglary of the Two Amigos restaurant located at 3130 North 16th Street and for other local burglaries. Two Amigos has been burglarized twice within a week's time in a similar fashion. 

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Former Port Arthur official Steven Guidry (left), David Frank and Rabindra Nauth

As the result of an ongoing corruption investigation in Port Arthur, four suspects were charged with felony theft on Jan. 25 stemming from allegations they were involved in a gas theft scheme involving two former Port Arthur Public Works Department supervisors and two Port Arthur business owners, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. According to JCDA, all four were an active part of and individually profited from stealing gas from the city of Port Arthur.

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John Tomplait

With yet another arrest of a city official in Port Arthur, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office continues to uncover theft, deception and generally corrupt practices that, according to their investigation, have plagued the city for years.

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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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