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Jefferson County deputies rescued a distressed calf that had been mired in mud for days after a vigilant tugboat captain reported the situation, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jack Brooks Regional Airport was surrounded by emergency vehicles and law enforcement, including S.W.A.T on Tuesday, March 17, but not because of a disaster, rather as part of an exercise to prevent and handle emergency situations.

The disaster drill simulated an active shooter in which local law enforcement and federal officers trained on how to handle a hostage situation as required by the Federal Aviation Administration for all commercial airports. 

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Jesus Rocha, 20, of Port Arthur was arrested March 17 by the Port Arthur Police Department’s street crimes unit.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search of the suspect’s residence turned up more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Life Saving Award winners pose with Jefferson Co. Sheriff Mitch Woods (center).

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office honored the heroic actions of those involved in a dynamic water rescue necessary after a young woman accidentally veered off-road and careened into the LNVA canal in China, submerging her vehicle and putting her life in grave danger.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office proudly promoted four outstanding deputies at a ceremony on Feb. 5 subsequent to the retirement of one of their own, Major Brad Lowe.

Sheriff Mitch Woods stepped up to the podium and greeted the crowd of family, friends and fellow law enforcers, then requested that Pastor Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church stand to bless the ceremony.

"These are the things I do that I enjoy most," Woods said of the promotions.

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The Beaumont Police has announced the Great Texas Warrant Round Up will begin in Jefferson County on Feb. 23 and run until March 1.

Several law enforcement agencies within Jefferson and Hardin Counties are joining forces to host the warrant round up to target citizens who have failed to resolve their violations. 

Officer Carol Riley said that anyone who does not take advantage of the 3-week grace period, starting Monday, Feb. 2, could face arrest anywhere including while driving, at home or even at his or her job.

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Jamie Smith is sworn in as Jefferson County District Clerk.

After a tight race battling Republican Charlie Wiggins and a subsequent recount, new District Clerk Jamie Smith was finally sworn into his hard-won office Jan. 8 in the Jury Impaneling Room at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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Dynamic efforts by emergency personnel saved a young woman who had driven into the LNVA Canal in China on Jan. 4, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning shooting in Cheek that left one local resident injured.

In a news release, JCSO reported receiving a call regarding shots fired in the area of Blewett Road and Second Street in Cheek at about 5:38 a.m. on Dec. 18. Upon reaching the area, investigators found a local resident who told them he had been shot in the shoulder by an unknown individual. The man told deputies he got into his truck to flee, but then lost control and crashed into the yard of another local resident.

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