Beaumont Police Department

UPDATE: The 18-month-old victim of this terrible accident lost her life. Police and first responders worked aggressively on the injuries she suffered, but as she was being prepped for life-flight, she died.

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A Beaumont child has been flown to the Texas Memorial Hospital in Houston for treatment in the wake an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred at about 11:30 a.m. this morning.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded, the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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A Beaumont woman was stabbed when a family dispute turned violent on Feb. 2, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Michael Gelagotis, charged with patrolling the streets of Beaumont pretending to be an officer of the law, pleaded guilty to the charge in Judge John Stevens' Jefferson County Criminal District Court on Friday, Jan. 29. Gelagotis was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, for impersonating a public servant and unlawful possession of body armor.

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Beaumont Animal Services won another battle in the war against animal cruelty on Jan. 21, reports Beaumont Animal Services and the Beaumont Police Department.

Beaumont Animal Services was granted full custody of a remaining, living dog that was seized last weekend, Saturday, Jan. 16, BPD revealed in a news release. Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieu presided over the seizure hearing, and after testimony from both the Animal Services Officer and the dog owner in question, granted Animal Services full custody of the dog.

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On Sunday, January 3, 2016, at approximately 9:25 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at Popeye’s Chicken, located at 6432 Phelan Blvd in Beaumont. According to Beaumont police officer Carol Riley, officers were advised via dispatch that a suspect had a gun to the head of an employee and some of the employees fled the store on foot through the back door.

Officers arrived in the area and began searching for the suspects.

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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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On December 26, 2015, around 2:21 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the Ok Rodeo Disco Club, located at 6035 S. Martin Luther King, in reference to a disturbance with shots fired.

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At around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015, Beaumont police officers observed an ongoing domestic disturbance while attempting to stop a vehicle which was being driven erratically through the parking lot of the Speedy Stop at Major and College.

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On Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 12:30 a.m., Beaumont police responded to a victim of a shooting at 1410 Pipkin. Upon arrival, officers found a victim with two gunshot wounds. The victim claimed that as he was returning home around midnight, two subjects attacked him outside his home.

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