The News

Michael Durr and Robert Droddy

Two Vidor men have been charged with possession of a controlled substance following a routine traffic stop near Lakeview Road in Orange County that resulted in the seizure of around 34 grams of methamphetamine.

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Two Beaumont men have been charged with burglary of a building for what police say is yet another copper theft in Beaumont.

Thursday, Sept. 25, at 12:09 p.m., officers responded to 216 Liberty, (a vacant building) in reference to a burglary in progress. A witness observed a black male and a white male entering the building through a broken window, on the north side of the business in the alley way, a press release by Beaumont Police states.

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Joshua Melvin Harper

Update:

Police in Orange have apprehended a man who fled from custody early Sept. 26. Police arrested Joshua Melvin Harper at about 10:24 a.m. after he escaped from the back of a patrol car over eight hours earlier.

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Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker is claiming through attorney Dick DeGuerin that the prosecution he now faces in allegations of fraudulently overbilling the school district and the city of Port Arthur amounts to double jeopardy. Furthermore, according to Walker’s attorney, the close ties shared between the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Beaumont U.S.

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Justin Book and Treyvon Cunningham

Beaumont Police believe they have found the men responsible for a string of more than 70 Beaumont metal thefts.

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