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Henrique Rivas

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a dangerous fugitive. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Henrique Rivas is a suspect in an aggravated robbery in Beaumont on Friday, April 23, 2015. A resident was gardening in his yard in the 900 block of Goliad Street when Rivas approached, displayed a gun and demanded money, the press release said.

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Beaumont’s seedy nightlife, where hookers, pimps and drug dealers peddle their wares in pedestrian right-of-ways, has longed plagued the city – especially in the area of Interstate 10 and 11th Street.

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The Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab conducted testing for two new members of its team Wednesday, May 20. The exam took place at an abandoned house in Beaumont and involved processing two mock crime scenes for evidence.

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As the 84th Texas Legislature enters the final days of the session, attention is focused on hot button issues like the open carry of firearms.

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Javier Palacios

A civil injunction meant to discourage gang violence and criminal activity in the county has resulted in the conviction of a Sureños 13 gang member named in the suit, announced the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on May 20. 

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