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Debit/Credit Card Skimming Devices

Debit/Credit Card Skimming   Over the last couple of weeks, the Beaumont Police Department has responded to several incidents reporting debit/credit card skimming devices being located on ATM and/or payment terminals at businesses throughout the city (see photos). As criminals become more sophisticated these types of reports continue to increase.   We would like to […]

A SUV's catalytic converter is being removed at a salvage yard. Catalytic converters reduce pollutants by oxidizing carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. Converters contain platinum or palladium which are recovered and recycled during the salvage process. This vehicle, will be crushed, shredded and melted into recycled steel.

Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise, not only in our community, but across the country. This type of theft is not a new crime, it has been around for many years, but comes and goes as the price of metal changes. The Beaumont Police Department would like to remind the public to be aware […]

Internet Safety

Internet Safety

The Beaumont Police Department was recently made aware of a social media platform that is soliciting photos of young girls from our community. The account is reposting some of these photos, as well as connecting the photos to the social media accounts of the girls. The account is under investigation and officers are trying to […]

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Community Reminder – Thefts from Vehicles

There has been a slight increase in thefts from vehicles over the last several weeks. The Beaumont Police Department has received reports of subjects going through neighborhoods overnight and looking into vehicles. Often times, vehicles are left unlocked and the subjects make off with property left unsecured. On a few occasions, the subjects are breaking […]

Scam Alert

Scam Warning

The Beaumont Police Department would like to take the time to warn residents about some recent scams impacting some of our residents. Watch for some of these indicators and follow some of these tips to avoid becoming a victim! Scammers often target the elderly; doing their homework before they contact a victim, including searching social […]

Scam Alert

Scam Warning

On Monday, April 2, 2018, Beaumont Police Department was contacted by a resident who reported being a victim to an elaborate scam. The victim was contacted by a subject claiming to be a family member. The subject informed the victim that they had been arrested and needed bond money to be wired by Western Union […]

Kaitlyns Law

Kaitlyn’s Law

Did you know that it is illegal to leave a child under the age of six alone in a vehicle? State law mandates that any child left in a vehicle must have supervision from a person who is 12 years of age or older. Unfortunately, millions of children are left unsupervised in or around vehicles […]

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Fight Back Against Mail Theft

Did you know that the United States Postal Service is now offering “Informed Delivery,” Those eligible can enroll to receive daily email messages containing scanned images of the letters to be delivered each day. This is a free service and a great way to check to see what items may be waiting for you in […]

Mail Theft

Mail Theft is On the Rise

Mail theft is on the rise! Neighborhood mailboxes in several communities have been prey to thieves looking for an easy way to access your information.  Police Department Volunteers will be out over the next couple of days placing fliers on neighborhood mailboxes to educate residents on how to prevent being a victim of mail theft.   […]

Scam Alert

Beware of IRS Tax Scams

Tax season is here and with that comes opportunities to scam unsuspecting taxpayers with calls requesting victims provide cash, wire transfers, gift cards, etc., to avoid warrants or arrests. Try as we do to keep people aware, as long as there are potential victims, the calls will continue. Unfortunately, several residents have reported falling victim […]