Beaumont

Beaumont Police Department reports officers with the Special Services Division along with the Special Assignment Unit conducted a prostitution sting on Oct. 24 that resulted in 9 arrests. According the the news release, officers initiated the operation, conducted in the Interstate 10 and 11th Street area after numerous calls from citizens. Three females and six males were arrested for soliciting, BPD reports.

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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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Press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office:

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Scott Allen Wills, Jr., 23, of Beaumont, has been sentenced to 70 years in prison following his conviction yesterday by a Jefferson County jury.

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Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office: U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Oct. 21 that the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, has made an initial appearance in the Eastern District of Texas on drug trafficking charges.

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Christopher James Wilcox

Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department have arrested a 29-year-old Beaumont man for his connection to several robberies that have occurred over the past month, BPD reports.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at approximately 10:53 p.m. officers responded  to 1650 W. Cardinal (Express Mart #29) in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred.

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A Vidor man is dead after being struck by an SUV on Highway 90 near Keith Road in Jefferson County.

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A Vidor man is dead after being struck by an SUV on Highway 90 near Keith Road in Jefferson County.

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Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. Beaumont is one of 15 cities in the state to earn first-time or upgraded certification for the 2014-2019 period.

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A 23-year-old Forsyth, Missouri man serving time at a Beaumont federal prison has been sentenced for the deadly assault of another inmate in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jacob Smith pleaded guilty on Apr. 16, 2014 to assault with intent to commit murder and was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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