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Light showers began to move in to the area during the early morning hours this morning, allowing our weathernet sites to record anywhere from .02 to .10 inches of rain. More showers are building in from our west, and will deposit a light rain and mist for the durations of the afternoon. Highs will be slightly warmer today, ...
Police: Thieves try to steal copper from radio tower that supports BPD emergency dispatch communications
BEAUMONT - Two men were arrested today after police say they caught the men trying to steal copper from a radio tower used by the Beaumont Police Department dispatch center.
Police say the men were seven feet up on the tower on Meeker Street in the west park of Beaumont cutting wire.
Officials say the radio tower is important because it supports all the emergency communications for the west side of Beaumont and also western Jefferson County.
The suspects are from Orange County.
They will face charges of theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.