Beaumont Police Department

Cops and Kids Beaumont

Performance Car Audio is "pumping up support" for the Beaumont Police Department's Cops and Kids Program's Fish Fry Fundraiser taking place Friday, March 6 on the store grounds located at 4055 Old Dowlen Road in Beaumont from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and preorders are being taken now through March 3 for delicious fried fish dinners cooked up fresh and for a good cause.

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A major wreck on Interstate 10 forced Beaumont police to close the eastbound lanes on the evening of Feb. 19, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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Anthony Thornton

One man was arrested after allegedly injuring a Beaumont traffic officer who was working a possible hit and run on Delaware Street, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Refining giant ExxonMobil, the chief sponsor of the Beaumont Police Department’s Cops & Kids program, made a generous and substantial donation to Cops & Kids, which focuses on uniting the youth of Beaumont with law enforcers.

On Feb. 9, ExxonMobil Refinery Manager Fernando Salazar and other refinery representatives joined Chief Jimmy Singletary, Mayor Becky Ames, numerous officers and other friends of the community in the main lobby at BPD to present Cops & Kids representatives with a check for $5,000.

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A potential tragedy was averted due to the assistance of Beaumont Police Department patrol officers, dispatchers and a "Good Samaritan" when a blind man became disoriented and lost in the heavy fog, reports BPD.

Early Wednesday morning at about 4:53 a.m., BPD's 911 Dispatch Center received a phone call from a 49-year-old Beaumont man who stated that he was lost somewhere in the city. He told dispatchers that he was blind and somewhat disoriented.

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Beaumont Police Department detectives are still working to determine the circumstances and to locate the suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man at a local convenience store on Jan. 19.

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Detectives are working to determine the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a Beaumont man.

At about 4:42 p.m., Jan. 6, patrol officers responded to a 911 call at a house located in the 1300 block of Central Drive.  The caller told dispatchers he woke up from a nap and found 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips, his roommate, in the house unresponsive and bleeding profusely.  Officers arrived and found that Phillips was deceased.  Narcotics were also found in the house.

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Antioch pastor the Rev. John Adolph and BPD Chief Jimmy Singletary
BPD Detective Donald English

In light of the current climate in America, with tension and violence between law enforcement officers and African-Americans, a community forum at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 29, allowed residents to have a candid discussion with law enforcement personnel from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Game room operators and eight-liner enthusiasts, beware! Code enforcers from various city departments and entities could be coming to shut down gaming sites not in compliance with rules mandated by Beaumont’s new gaming ordinance.

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