Port Arthur

A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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Port Arthur Police are investigating a report of an aggravated kidnapping that happened at about 3 a.m. on April 28 at the Fuel Depot Convenience Store on West Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur.

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Police in Port Arthur are currently searching for suspects connected to three separate home invasion robberies that were committed in between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on April 23.

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Port Arthur Police are searching for a suspect in an aggravated robbery in the 7900 block of Heatherbrook Trail that was reported on Sunday, April 20, at approximately 1:06 a.m.

According to a news release from PAPD, a female victim told police that she was held at gunpoint and her purse stolen. She reported having cash and personal items in the stolen bag. The suspect fled the area, and the woman was not injured in the incident.

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The Port Arthur Police Department SWAT team responded to a call regarding a mental patient with a firearm on March 3 at about 10:21 p.m. in the 3700 block of Woodland Avenue, according to a news release from PAPD.

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A single-vehicle motorcycle accident proved fatal for a Port Arthur resident on March 2.

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A car theft in Port Arthur and subsequent car thefts related to the first carjacking report led Lafayette authorities to arrest one man who ended up stopping at a Louisiana hospital.

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Port Arthur resident Theodore Hardie, 31, has been sentenced to a term of 20 years in the state penitentiary and fined $10,000.00 in connection with a 2012 case where the defendant and his brother plotted to retaliate against the wife of a witness slated to testify in a Hardin County home invasion aggravated robbery announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw. Hardie was convicted after a jury trial in the Criminal District Court (Judge John Stevens presiding)

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An auto-pedestrian accident in the 8400 block of U.S. 69 in Port Arthur on Feb. 25 at about 10:25 p.m. resulted in the death of 50-year-old Port Arthur resident Lester "LC" Cowart.

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to the accident and determined that a person attempting to cross the freeway on foot was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of traffic.

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