Just before 7:30 a.m. Oct. 26, BPD officers responded to 310 MLK in reference to an aggravated robbery, according to a news release. A clerk caught 37-year-old Beaumonter Larry Foster attempting to break into gaming machines. Foster then placed a hard object into the clerk's side and forced him to…
In lieu of the annual Cops & Kids Program, the Beaumont Police Department has planned a drive-thru truck-or-treat event downtown for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m.      Due to COVID restrictions, BPD's annual Cops & Kids Halloween event will be a little different this year. The drive…
After nearly a week's worth of 911 calls, a Beaumont man was arrested Oct. 23 for trespassing on local soccer fields. The ordeal began Tuesday, Oct. 20, according to a news release, when Beaumont police responded to the Beaumont Youth Soccer Club (BYSC), located on Dishman Road in reference to a…
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred Oct. 23 in Orange County near the Louisiana state line, according to a news release. The preliminary investigation indicated a commercial vehicle was traveling east and, reportedly, failed to…
Due to a sewage complication caused by current construction at the campus, West Brook High School will dismiss all on-campus learning students at 10:45 a.m., today, Oct. 23, according to a news release from BISD. All students and staff will switch to virtual learning for the remainder of the day.…
Governor Greg Abbott announced Oct. 16 that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $296 million in grant funding for a variety of programs and services in Texas to support a broad range of public safety initiatives. This grant funding is made possible through a combination of…
Around 5 p.m. Oct. 15, the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force was conducting surveillance on suspicious vehicles on Major drive near Willow Bend when they noticed erratic driving from two vehicles that appeared to be traveling together. A black Lexus car and a white Ford van both exited the…
      This week, the Department of Justice announced it has charged more than 14,200 defendants with firearms-related crimes during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, despite the challenges of COVID 19 and its impact on the criminal justice process, according to a news release. These cases have been a…
BPD has received an increase in reports involving scammers taking advantage of local, mostly elderly, residents. The ruses scammers use vary, they impersonate commonly-known entities such as the IRS, Social Security Administration, DEA, local police, Entergy etc. but the bottom line is the same;…