13 hours ago
Judge Wayne McDanielPlease see my weekly COVID-19 report for Hardin County. Our active cases of the virus remain relatively low, and I continue to be very proud of Hardin County citizens for working, living and playing safely during the “Coronavirus-Times” we now live in. I ask everyone to please keep up the great work!
I also want to ensure all residents of Hardin County that your Emergency Management Team is closely monitoring the situation with Tropical Storm Cristobal and we will continue to do so. Please watch for updates on the Hardin County Emergency Management Facebook page, and be cautious of information that may come from unreliable sources. Our local media outlets, including their social media platforms, the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, and the National Hurricane Center are your best sources for information on this and any other tropical development.
Our Office of Emergency Management is prepared for the 2020 Hurricane Season, and I encourage everyone to be vigilant in your preparedness as well. Please visit: www.ready.gov/hurricanes for up-to-date preparedness tips, including guidelines for protecting yourself and your family from COVID-19 in the event you decide you must travel to another community or a shelter.
- Judge Wayne McDaniel ... See MoreSee Less
18 hours ago
Judge Wayne McDanielThe 2020 Hurricane Season begins today, and the National Hurricane Center’s most recent prediction today is that the 3rd named storm of the season, Cristobal, will form in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico tonight or tomorrow. Please stay vigilant and pay attention to only trusted sources on the forecast of this potential tropical development, such as US National Weather Service Lake Charles Louisiana and NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center.
Visit the following websites for information on preparedness for not only this system, but any others that develop over the season:
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6 days ago
Beaumont PoliceBPD Seeking Persons of Interest in Aggravated Robbery & Kidnapping
On March 16, 2020 Beaumont Police received a report of an Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping that had occurred overnight near the area of MLK & Washington. The victim reported that he had pulled into an empty lot near this area around 10:30 p.m. (March 15) to adjust the GPS in his vehicle. While stopped in the lot, the victim was approached by three black males armed with handguns. The suspects entered the vehicle and forced the victim into the backseat at gunpoint. Over the next several hours, the victim was held at gunpoint while the suspects drove his vehicle, took his cell phone, and demanded money, all while threatening to kill him. During this time, the suspects took the victim's debit card and withdrew money from an ATM. Around 9:00 a.m. on March 16, the suspects drove the victim to a wooded area, threatened to kill him if he went to the police, then fled on foot, leaving the victim and his vehicle behind.
During the course of the investigation, one of the suspects was positively identified as Treyvone Spikes (17 year old Beaumont resident, pictured below). BPD Detectives were able to obtain an Aggravated Robbery Warrant for Spikes, who was arrested on March 18, 2020. After speaking with Detectives, Spikes was transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he is still being held on a $300,000 bond.
If you have information about this crime, call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234, send us a private message or call Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). The investigation is on-going and additional arrests are forthcoming. ... See MoreSee Less
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Beaumont PoliceBPD Detectives are looking for Sergio Romero as a person of interest in the early morning homicide that occurred in the 1100 block of Houston Street. Romero and his truck (2007 black Chevy Silverado FYR-4234) are pictured below. If you know Romero’s whereabouts or see his vehicle, call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234.
**Original Press Release**
Beaumont Police Investigating Homicide- 1100 block of Houston St.
On Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2:02 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the area of Houston and Milam Streets in reference to a Victim of a Shooting. When Officers arrived, they discovered a hispanic male deceased in the driveway of a residence in the 1100 block of Houston Street. The investigation is on-going and details are limited at this time however, Detectives would like to speak with a person of interest, Sergio Alejandro Romero-Verde and believe that he may be driving a black Chevrolet Silverado with a possible license plate of FYR-4234. The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time, pending positive verification and next of kin notification. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS(8477). ... See MoreSee Less
Judge Wayne McDanielPlease see the attached press release concerning Hardin County’s 5th COVID-19 related death.
Additionally, I would like to add that as we receive testing results from nursing home residents and staff, local businesses who are testing their personnel and the general public as people resume normal movement around the County, Region and State, we are going to see an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. I implore that everyone continue to follow the social distancing guidelines and sanitation protocols. If you are considered to be a member of the vulnerable population, you should strictly limit your contact with those who are not a member of your household, and members of your household should be careful about not being exposed to people who are sick and bringing that home with them.
Please have a very safe holiday weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
Judge Wayne McDanielI am including the actual testing numbers/percentages for the 6 County Region which I received from the SETX Regional EOC this morning. You may have seen in a recent news story that Hardin County had only tested 0.38% of its citizens, but as you can see, Hardin County residents have been much more responsive to testing for COVID-19 and that news story was inaccurate. Thank you Hardin County for your response and for taking the recommendations to stay safe seriously! ... See MoreSee Less
Judge Wayne McDanielI am submitting the attached report on testing statistics for Hardin County as of 5:00PM this date.
A few more people have tested positive since my last report on Friday, but our number of known active cases remains in the single digits which I feel is great news for Hardin County residents. This does not mean that we let our guard down – Please continue to keep at least 6 feet away from those you do not live with, keep your hands washed/sanitized properly and often, and don’t sneeze or cough on anyone or in their direction – Coughs/sneezes should be covered by a cloth or your arm/sleeve.
If there is anything significant to report within the next week, I will do so. Otherwise, I will submit another update around this time next week.
Please continue to stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Judge Wayne McDanielFrom the SETX Regional EOC today.
Total active cases = 5. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
The Brooks Report LiveNEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: At 6:11PM on Saturday, May 16. An unknown male got out of a small white SUV (no plate) and proceeded to enter the back gate of a home in the 200 block of Mandavilla Way in Woosley Palms subdivision. The homeowner was home and yelled at the guy causing him to run off back towards Church St, while the driver of the white SUV took off towards Sinaloa. The driver turned around and sped back towards the runner before picking him up and taking off. He was driving too fast to see a plate on the back of the vehicle. A police report has been filed. If you recognize the guy pictured, please notify the Lumberton PD. ... See MoreSee Less