Beaumont

Raul Castaneda

A Beaumont man was arrested for murder after police say he shot and killed his wife over the weekend, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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William Ray Rogers

First responders answering a report of a fence fire on Calder Avenue in Beaumont made a grisly discovery Feb. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. Firefighters and officers working to douse the blaze found the burned body of a deceased male, who reportedly lived behind some buildings in the 2300 block of Broadway Street.

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Police in Beaumont are still trying to determine whether a man discovered injured at the intersection of Delaware Street and 19th Street in Beaumont on Feb. 16 was assaulted or struck by a vehicle, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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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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Beaumont Police officers responded to a report of a shooting the evening of Feb. 5 that left a local resident with a wound to her thigh.

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Detectives are still working to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting of a 35-year-old Beaumont man on Jan. 31, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Beaumont Police Narcotics Unit, along with the assistance of the department's S.W.A.T. team, Special Assignment Unit, K-9 Unit, and The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, executed a search warrant Jan. 30 that resulted in the seizure of a variety of narcotics and weapons, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Fire on Youngstown Street

Firefighters in Beaumont made short work of dousing a residential fire on the morning of Feb. 4, according to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue.

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 3800 block of Youngstown Street reported by multiple callers. Upon arrival, firefighters reportedly saw flames coming from one room of the home. They made “a quick attack and were able to confine the fire to one room,” reports the department.

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Joe Domino

January is School Board Recognition Month and the Beaumont Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

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