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A Jefferson County jury found former City of Port Arthur Water Utilities Distribution Maintenance Supervisor Joseph Soliz guilty on six counts of theft of metal by a public servant on Dec. 14 for stealing more than 8 tons – 16,000 pounds – of city-owned metals during his tenure there.

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Surveillance footage from front porch | Photo: Ginger Shepherd

The Liberty County Sheriff’s office is seeking the community’s assistance in looking for a Christmas decoration thief.

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Police in Nederland have identified and plan to file felony theft charges against a 52-year-old Houston man for stealing an expensive ring from Keith's Custom Jewelry store on Nov. 27, reports Chief Darrell Bush. 

According to a news release from Bush, a man entered the store, located at 2111 Nederland Ave., at 1:36 p.m. and asked to look at a ring. Once the clerk handed him the ring, the subject fled from the store and left the scene in a late model Jeep.

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George Edwards III | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office 
Joey P. Hanchett | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office 

On Nov. 21, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local business in reference to a theft from a work site located on Houston River Road in Westlake, the sheriff's office said in a release.

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The Silsbee Police Department asks that the public help in searching for a suspect in a theft case at Junior's Food Mart near Highway 92 and FM 418.

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Police in Vidor caught up to one of two men reportedly fleeing on four-wheelers after stealing one from a local wrecker service Oct. 18.

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Nikki Jones

Former Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Sabine Neches Region executive director Elena Nicole “Nikki” Jones was indicted by a grand jury in Orange County on felony theft charges Oct. 12 related to more than $10,000 in unauthorized credit card charges she is alleged to have made under the nonprofit’s name.

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During a not-so-happy hour at a Beaumont bar, a local man’s truck was stolen from the parking lot while he was inside.

Police say, as is the case with many car thefts and other varying crime in the city, it could be drug-related since car thieves and other drug users are prone to trading vehicles for drugs, a practice so common it has become known in some circles as “a rock for a ride.”

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Linnard Couch

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received an indictment on a former police officer.

Linnard Couch, 41, was indicted for felony theft with a $5,000 bond.

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The Lumberton Police Department needs the public's help to identify a person of interest in a theft.

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