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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
Homeowner catches burglar in garage
BEAUMONT - PRESS RELEASE - At about 12:25 this morning, patrol officers responded to a reported burglary in progress in the 1300 block of Broadway.
The homeowner was awakened by loud noises coming from his attached garage. He went to look in the garage and saw a man prowling through his cars.
Officers arrived in the area and saw the burglar emerging from an alley near the garage. The burglar was holding a piece of lawn equipment. When the burglar saw officers, he ran on foot.
Officers were able to catch up to him quickly and take him into custody without incident.
Officers identified the burglar as Warren C. Reed, a fifty one year old resident of Beaumont. They transported him to the county jail and booked him for burglary of a habitation.