On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to the Beaumont Youth Soccer Club (BYSC), located at 9000 Dishman Rd. in reference to a suspicious person. Witnesses told Officers that a white male was at the soccer fields with a dog and seven puppies. The man interacted with several children, letting them hold/pet the puppies and at one point, asked children to help him bring the puppies to his truck.
During this time, a concerned citizen called to report the man’s suspicious activity. BPD Officers arrived and spoke with several people, as well as the man. It was determined that no crime had been committed at this time, however BYSC personnel made the decision to have the man trespass warned from the property.
A criminal trespass warning is a written notice issued to a person, by police, at the request of a property/business owner or representative. It is kept on file and informs the person named on the warning that they are not allowed to return to the property and if they violate the warning, they will be arrested for Criminal Trespass.
Following their on scene investigation, Officers released the man with a Trespass Warning.
On Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:45 p.m., Beaumont Police responded back out to BYSC in reference to the man being on the property again, violating the trespass warning. The suspect left prior to Officer’s arrival, however a police report was completed for Criminal Trespass.
On Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to BYSC again, in reference to the same suspect being back on the property. The suspect, identified as 58 year old, Ronald Lee Kuykendall (pictured below) was placed under arrest for Criminal Trespass. He was also found to have drug paraphernalia on his person, which he was also charged with.
BPD Detectives spoke with Kuykendall at length about the circumstances surrounding his suspicious behavior at the soccer fields on Tuesday and his subsequent returns even after being trespass warned. At this time, with the exception of criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia, Kuykendall has not been charged with any other crimes surrounding his visits to the soccer fields. He was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for the above listed charges. Judge Collins then placed a $10,000 bond on Kuykendall as well as a gps monitor. Also, as a condition of bond, Judge Collins ordered that Kuykendall cannot contact anyone under the age of 17.
The Beaumont Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind parents how important it is to talk to children about basic safety