theft

Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office are searching for a burglary suspect or suspects who reportedly made a heavy haul recently, stealing several massive pieces of farming equipment from two neighbors with adjoining properties.

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Peggy Lynn Gibson exits the Jefferson County Courthouse

When former Triangle Area Network (TAN) director Peggy Lynn Gibson pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the nonprofit in front of Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West on Wednesday, April 20, many were surprised that the charismatic and energetic executive would be morally capable of such indiscretion.

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Police in Orange are separately investigating a theft and a smash and grab incident where the driver plowed through walls to plunder proprietors' merchandise.

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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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