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Weak front just south of I-10 with little change in temperature. Look for areas of fog tonight especially south of the boundary. Otherwise look for highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's the next several days and nights. Next upper disturbance will pass north of the area late Thursday with once again the best dynamics north of SE Texas. ...


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Nederland neighborhood vandalized

BEAUMONT- by Haley Bull

Nederland Police spent Sunday morning investigating an overnight vandalism case spanning an entire neighborhood after neighbors woke up to inappropriate messages sprayed across their properties. Police said the suspects are three girls, 12, 13 and 14 years old.

The paint marked everything from stop signs and cars to the fence on a house for sale.

"This morning we got a knock on the door and said we're the parents of some girls who decided to have a little fun and your car is one of their fun tricks," Nelda Lee said.

Her SUV was part of the spray painting spree on 17th St., 18th St. and 21st St. between Ave. H and Ave. D in Nederland.

"We came outside and they had spray painted very ugly words on my vehicle," Lee said. Lee's SUV was clean by Sunday afternoon but the side of her niece's house was still stained.

"I don't know how I'm gonna get this off my brick and it's a not very nice word," Kathy Sauceda said.

Most of the words written were explicit.

Police said they're the markings left from three girls ranging from 12 to 14 years old. Investigators said there was several thousand dollars worth of damage.

"It varies from house to house. It may be one little line or it may be the whole front of a house or the whole exterior of a car," Nederland Police Sgt. Cody Corkran said.

There was a total of 14 police reports.

"It wasn't a spur of the moment thing," Corkran said.

He said one of the girl's parents turned her and her friends in.

"Parents starting taking them around and making them clean up the cars and houses and that kind of thing," Corkran said.

"The children didn't seem at all remorseful. I mean they were giggling and laughing and it just made me really sad," Sauceda said.

She and her aunt planned to press charges.

"The girls need to realize that this is not a joke. It is very, very serious. It is, you know, it's a crime," Lee said.

Police said all three girls will face criminal mischief charges.


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