SWAT

Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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Stephenson

A Jefferson County jury took less than an hour to convict and sentence a Port Arthur man, Milton D. Stephenson, 43,  to 55 years in prison for the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, according to a press release on July 19.

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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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Vidor police and Orange County SWAT responded to what now appears to be an erroneous report of a man barricaded in his home with a gun on Tannahill Street Monday night, Sept. 2.

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Police say Jason Richard (inset) took his own life at his home in Groves.

As thunder and lightning rolled overhead, police and SWAT teams in Groves rolled into the 6200 block of Jackson Street after a gunman barricaded himself inside his home Wednesday, June 19.

Multiple neighbors on the scene said Jason Richard, a father of two and a successful small business owner in Groves, was the man inside.

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Local EMTs and other participants received tactical SWAT training Tuesday, Feb. 26, to coach them in how to react in violent, volatile situations. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Lamar Institute of Technology’s EMS Division hosted the “Care under Fire” drill at the former Air National Guard building at First Street and Vitterbo Road in Beaumont on the grounds of the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

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A hostage situation in Port Arthur ended peacefully after 28-year-old Walter Moore of Port Arthur took a 2-year-old captive and barricaded himself inside a home on the 2500 block of 61st Street.

The standoff began in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 12. By the time police arrived, Moore had closed the blinds, telling police he was heavily armed with his 2-year-old niece still inside. 

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Officers, along with the Orange County Area Law Enforcement SWAT Team, executed a narcotics search and arrest warrant in the 1800 block of Concord Road in Vidor shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, arresting two people and confiscating drugs and drug paraphernalia.

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