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Ardit Ferizi, 20, a citizen of Kosovo, made his initial appearance Thursday, Jan. 28, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city at about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, two representatives of a local repossession company were fired upon as they attempted to collect a vehicle whose owner was behind on payments. 

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Police in Orange responding to the burglary of a business arrested a suspect they discovered hiding in the bushes near McCoy's Building Supply on Lutcher Drive. Investigators also discovered evidence of the crime and stolen items from the business nearby where the man was hiding, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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At approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on FM 418 near Indian Hills Road in Hardin County.

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Steven Gary Upshaw

Police in Vidor arrested a resident there for making a false report of a crime Jan. 15. Steven Gary Upshaw, 53, of Vidor has been arrested multiple times in the city for various charges, primarily involving numerous harassing calls to the Vidor Police Department.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for two men who reportedly kicked in the door of a hotel room and assaulted a female occupant on Jan. 24.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects in a weekend drive-by shooting, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Beaumont police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help in finding three suspects responsible for the aggravated robbery of Chicken Express in the 7000 block of Highway 105 on Jan. 25 at about 10:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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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 Joslin, constable of Precinct 6 in Liberty County, is led into court.
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John Joslin, constable of Precinct 6 in Liberty County, was arrested Jan. 25, 2016. He’s charged with the offense of perjury in an ongoing investigation by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Beaumont Police Department, and the Texas Rangers.

Joslin was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury.

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