Beaumont police announce multiple arrests during the city’s mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Laura.
“Having your home or business burglarized is a traumatic event and officers of the Beaumont Police Department want the community to know that we are working tirelessly on solving these crimes,” BPD wrote in a social media post. “Officers have made numerous arrests for Burglaries committed over the past several weeks. Recently, the department has documented an increase in residential and commercial Burglaries, overall however, reports for these crimes are down 16% as compared to last year at this time.”
On Thursday, Aug. 27 in the early morning hours, officers responded to a burglary alarm at JJ’s Pawn shop located at 5640 College St. Officers quickly arrived and were able to interrupt a burglary in progress. Officers recovered numerous firearms that the suspect tried to steal.
Around 6 a.m. Aug. 27, officers observed Roy Brantley, 37, of Beaumont, carrying a large suitcase in the area of Victoria and Washington during a curfew. Brantley was stopped and found to be in possession of stolen property from a residence nearby that was just burglarized. He was arrested and charged with Burglary, with an enhancement due to a disaster declaration.
Around 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, officers were dispatched to 2680 St. Helena in reference to the homeowner, who was not there, watching a suspect on video surveillance break into their home. Officers arrived and were able to catch the burglar inside the residence. The suspect was identified as a juvenile, whose last arrest was for Aggravated Robbery.
Detectives are also working on filing additional Burglary charges on a suspect who was arrested last week for an outstanding parole warrant related to a previous Burglary.
If you have any information in reference to any burglary we urge you to contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 or you can remain anonymous by contacting Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477).