Quitman Police Report


Nov. 19

Officer Corbin Hanner took a report of identity theft. A man stated he discovered a credit card had been obtained in his name and gave information about the person he felt was responsible for fraudulently obtaining the credit card. This case has been forwarded for further investigation.

Nov. 20

Officer Joe Andrade was dispatched to the emergency room at UT Quitman where a woman was claiming she had been stabbed in the foot by a stranger while she was drinking outside her residence. It was later determined that the intoxicated woman had likely stepped on a piece of broken glass. 

Nov. 23

Officer Corbin Hanner initiated a traffic stop after a vehicle failed to drive in a single lane. The driver was found to be intoxicated and in possession of suspected marijuana. The contraband was confiscated and the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated with open container of alcohol. Aaron Hernandez Tafoya, 21, of Saltillo was transported to jail. 

Nov. 25

Cpl. Austin Milbourn took a report from a woman who stated her ex-boyfriend had been sending her harassing electronic messages. The woman also gave information about an incident which occurred the previous month in which the boyfriend had choked her during an argument. CPS was contacted and advised of the situation for the safety of the children residing in the house.

Nov. 26

Cpl. Milbourn took a report from a man who stated he and his girlfriend had gotten into a physical altercation. It was determined that the woman had been the primary aggressor. April Sharon Garcia, 43, of Quitman was arrested for assault-family violence causing bodily injury. CPS was contacted and advised of the situation for the safety of the children in the home.

Nov. 27

Lt. Mike Chilson initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle with an obscured license plate. The driver was arrested for driving while license invalid without insurance and possession of marijuana. The car’s temporary tag was also found to have been altered. Zachary Wayed Reese, 19, of Gilmer, was transported to jail. 

Nov. 28

Officer Linda Williams took a report from a resident of Jeanell St. who stated he had discovered a cigar box missing from his laundry room. The box had contained $30 in coins. Nothing else was deemed to be missing and extra patrol was requested. 

Nov. 29

Officer Williams took a burglary report from a woman who stated someone had gone through things in her vehicle but nothing seemed to be missing. The vehicle showed no signs of forced entry. Extra patrol was requested.

Nov. 30

Cpl. Milbourn responded to S. Main St. after hearing Prec. 2 Constable Kelly Smith’s radio call for back up. Milbourn arrived to find Smith breaking up a fight between two men. Both men were found to be intoxicated. Heriberto Rodriguez Martinez, 25, of Dallas, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and disorderly conduct. Ricardo Medina Lopez, 20, of Grand Saline, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. 

Officer Andrade was flagged down at the corner of Tomie and Zola Streets. A woman advised she had been asked to wake the neighbor’s children for school and had encountered a smell of gas inside the home. The three children inside were transported to the emergency room and treated. A rusted heater coil was found to be the source of the gas leak.  

Dec. 2

Officer Joe Andrade was dispatched to a disturbance on Gordon St. Upon arrival a woman advised her ex-boyfriend was removing items from her home. The woman was advised to allow the man to remove his belongings.

Dec. 3

Lt. John Farmer took a report of a possible scam attempt at Brookshire’s. A woman gave her credit card to a couple who claimed to be offering an in-store promotion on a makeup bag. The woman was able to contact her bank and prevent losing any money. 

Dec. 4

Officer Williams took a report of harassing phone calls received by employees of Wing Dingers. The store owner advised that the same type of phone calls had been received at the Mineola Wing Dingers. An incident report was completed for documentation purposes.