theft

The Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation Board has made a statement regarding a substantial theft from the nonprofit last year, purportedly by former festival executive director Wanda Hollier, as previously reported in The Examiner.

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On April 7, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a local business in Lake Charles regarding an employee that was stealing from the company, according to a release.

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Brandy Shantha Springer

An engineering firm hired to audit Beaumont’s water department in 2014 is asking the Ninth Court of Appeals to dismiss a defamation case against them as the first named plaintiff in the suit sits behind bars for theft and for staging her granddaughter’s fake kidnapping.

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Alisa Boutte

According to Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Cory Kneeland, a March 15 indictment on one count of third-degree felony theft has been dropped against Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher Alisa Boutte. Kneeland said the prosecuting agency came into information that caused the District Attorney’s Office to drop all charges the week of March 27.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted William Henry Slone, 43, in a second-degree felony theft that took place Oct. 14, 2014.

Slone is charged with stealing parts totaling $157,420 from Mike Smith Chrysler Dodge dealership in Beaumont.

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Games wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) chased a group on four-wheelers at Sea Rim Park on March 22 and later apprehended a suspect in the crime. The next day, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Aviation Unit deputies found a stolen four-wheeler that had been involved in the chase while looking for bundles or marijuana along the shore.

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Calvin Walker (right) and his trial attorney in the federal case, Dick DeGuerin

Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker, under state indictment for allegedly defrauding and illegally collecting millions of dollars from BISD and the city of Port Arthur, has challenged the constitutionality of the pending state criminal prosecution to the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS).

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In a statement released March 22, Jasper Police Department Chief Gerald Hall revealed an officer in his department has resigned amid allegations that she stole from the Jasper Police Association.

According to the statement, members of the Jasper Police Association told him March 7 that there were possible unauthorized charges on the accounts of the association that were made by an officer within the Jasper Police Department, namely Officer Wanda Brister.

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The Lumberton Police Department is asking for help in identifying three men in reference to a theft. Should anyone recognize any of these subjects, contact Sgt. K.

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Port Arthur police are still searching for a woman who hit a Port Arthur police officer with her car, PAPD Officer Michael Hebert said in a statement on Feb. 13.

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