Quitman Police Report
Cpl. Austin Milbourn took a report of a dog bite from a local mail carrier, who advised she was delivering a package on Oak Grove Rd. when a dog bit her on the hip. EMS treated the victim at the scene. The owner was unable to provide a proof of rabies vaccination and advised she would need to have the dog quarantined for ten days. The woman was cited for failing to vaccinate against rabies and was issued a warning for allowing the dog to run at large.
Cpl. Milbourn took a theft report from a resident of Bookman St. The woman stated that a pallet’s worth of bricks had been stolen in the past year. An incident report was completed.
Cpl. Milbourn took a report in reference to two fraudulent checks. Two checks, totaling over $900, had been written to an individual with whom the man was unfamiliar. The checks may have been obtained when his wife’s purse had been stolen. The man was advised to provide forgery affidavits from his bank and report the incident online with the Postal Inspector Cybercrime division due to the check transactions likely occurring via internet/cell phone.
Officer Linda Williams took a report from a Quitman man who stated he believed his fiancée had been kidnapped. The man did not know the woman’s last name or age but was able to show Williams texts stating he needed to send $500 if he wanted to see her. The man admitted he had never actually met the woman but had been texting and talking with her over the past year. Williams advised the man he was the victim of a scam attempt, but he was unwilling to listen. He did admit to sending the woman $500 on a gift card the night before so she could buy a car and meet him. Despite repeated attempts to convince the man he was being scammed, he became frustrated and walked away. An incident report was completed.
Officers Williams and Jim Rapp responded to a residence on Wayside Dr. for an assault in progress. A verbal argument over funeral arrangements for a family member had turned physical. One woman reported being hit on the shoulder by a second woman after a man got between them. The second woman admitted arguing but denied any physical contact. Two witnesses also reported no physical contact. The executor of the deceased’s will asked the first woman to leave and she did. An incident report was completed.
Officer Joe Andrade responded to a residence on Kerry Circle after a caller reported the man inside the residence had been drinking, was upset and was breaking things. Andrade spoke with the man who admitted drinking four beers throughout the day. The man also stated he was upset because his wife left the residence without telling him where she was going. The wife returned and stated she had gone to her mother’s house to take her food. She also advised that the man gets violent when he drinks. The woman agreed to go to her mother’s house for the night and the man agreed to have no contact with her and cause no more problems for the night.
Cpl. Milbourn was dispatched to a residence on Walker Ave. for an assault. Milbourn arrived to hear screaming from the backyard where he found a man standing over his mother who was on the ground. The woman advised her son had twice thrown her out of a lawn chair. The second time she had been thrown into a trampoline. Milbourn observed an abrasion on her arm. EMS was called but the victim refused to be transported to the hospital. Shawn Alvin White, 42, of Quitman was arrested on scene. He is charged with assault, family violence, bodily injury. The victim requested an emergency protective order be issued.
Lt. Mike Chilson was dispatched to a residence on Oak Grove Rd. for a disturbance. Chilson spoke with the reporting party who stated that a second man wasn’t supposed to be there. Chilson made contact with the man who was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Dmitri Jujuan Rape, 19, of Mt. Vernon was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 3, less than 28 grams and possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1. He was transported to jail without incident.
Officer Rapp responded to a residence on E. Goode St. following a call from a woman who was concerned for her son’s mental health. The woman wanted him to go to the hospital for mental evaluation, but he refused. After more than an hour of attempting to persuade the man to go to the hospital, his mother told him to leave the residence. The man complied and left on foot. The home’s owner requested a criminal trespass warning be issued. Rapp located the man walking and advised him of the criminal trespass warning. The woman later requested it be withdrawn.
Officer Williams was dispatched to a residence on Jeanell St. in reference to a pickup which had been spray-painted. According to the owner, he had exchanged words with three individuals walking down the street the previous night. It is unknown whether the two events are connected. An incident report was completed.
Officer Williams observed a man sitting behind a tree at the city park. The park was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The man attempted to elude Williams but found a short time later near the Civic Center by a state trooper. A check showed an active warrant for his arrest. Shawn Alvin White, 42, of Quitman, was taken into custody on the warrant for burglary of a habitation, release of surety. He was transported to jail without incident.
Officer Williams and Reserve Officer Delton Graves made contact with a vehicle parked on S. Main St. The occupant stated she was photographing the Masonic Lodge. She was advised to use hazard lights for safety. A small bag containing suspected marijuana was observed inside a camera bag. The suspected marijuana was confiscated and the woman was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. A search revealed no other drugs.