Quitman Police Report, Dec. 11-31

Posted 1/7/21

Officer Joe Andrade responded to the Double H Package Store on Richards St. for a theft.

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Quitman Police Report, Dec. 11-31


Dec. 11

Sgt. Austin Milbourn responded to a disturbance at the Towner Motel on S. Main Street. He observed a male standing over a female screaming at her and he appeared to be angry. Wood County Deputies assisted Milbourn. He felt that further violence could occur since the officer from the previous shift had responded to the Towner Motel for a similar dispute with the same persons. Milbourn arrested Pete Ybarra for assault by contact family violence and transported him to the Wood County jail.  

Dec. 17

Lt. John Farmer took a report from a female who advised that she wanted to pursue charges on a nurse at a local hospital for assault. In a statement, she advised that she had gone to the hospital for chest pains and an allergic reaction to some new medication. She was upset that she had to sit in the waiting room too long. The woman had no physical injuries, but said she had been pushed back into her room after walking out to the nurse’s station. This case will require further investigation.

Dec. 21

Officer Jim Rapp was dispatched to a disturbance on Oak Grove Road after receiving a call from an 18-year-old male. Rapp spoke to the father of a special needs 18-year-old who advised that his son had been acting out. The mother of the 18-year-old came home and all parties calmed down. The 18-year-old advised he would stay calm now that his mother was home. The incident was documented and the case was closed.

Officer Rapp responded to criminal mischief at the Jim Hogg Park restrooms. Rapp met with the city maintenance supervisor and was shown damage to the men and women’s restrooms. The following day, Rapp responded to more criminal mischief at the park restrooms after some repairs had been made by the city maintenance department. Rapp was shown damage to the women’s restroom interior door. Officer Rapp photographed the damage, and the case will be forwarded to Investigations. 

Dec. 23

Officer Rapp responded to a disturbance on Robins St. between a father and stepdaughter. Rapp spoke to both parties and did not see any signs of a physical assault. Rapp separated both parties where one party left the residence and an incident report was written for documentation purposes. This case is closed.

Officer Rapp responded to a burglary of a coin operated machine at the laundry room on E. Goode St. Rapp met with the manager and she advised that her change machine had been broken into by two people wearing masks and riding motorcycles. She advised Rapp that the coin change machine had approximately $250 in it. The manager advised the machine had sustained $800 worth of damage. This case will be forwarded to investigations.

Dec. 24

Officer Corbin Hanner observed a female walking westbound in the 400 block of W. Bermuda St. who appeared to be stumbling near the white line. Hanner made contact with the female who he identified as Jennifer Hogue. Hanner advised he could smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and observed that Hogue had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. She was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Wood County jail. 

Dec. 26

Officer Joe Andrade responded to a runaway call on Elaine St., where he spoke to the mother of a 13-year-old girl. The mother told Andrade that her daughter left the residence without her permission and was concerned she may have taken some pills. Andrade requested EMS and with the assistance of the Wood County deputies attempted to locate the juvenile. She was located down the street and transported to the UT Health Quitman Hospital to be checked out. 

Dec. 27

Officer Linda Williams responded to a neighbor dispute at the Dogwood Villa Apartments on Earlene Dr. Williams spoke to the reporting party who advised that their neighbor in the apartment above was constantly jumping up and down and making noise. The reporting party advised Williams that he had attempted to talk to his neighbor about the noise but was met with profanity and threats. Williams spoke to the other party who advised that the reporting party knocked on the door and told him if they didn’t stop the noise he was going to kick their door down. Williams told both parties to take up their grievances with the landlord and both parties agreed. This incident was documented and the case was closed.

Dec. 28

Sgt. Delton Graves was dispatched to the intersection of N. Stephens St. and N. Main St. for a vehicle sitting in the middle of the roadway at a stop sign where the driver was described as asleep at the wheel. Graves observed a silver colored vehicle in the middle of the roadway and the driver appeared to be asleep. After knocking on the window several times and not getting a response from the driver, Graves opened the driver’s door and woke up the driver who was identified as Bryan Scott Ransom. After removing a knife from Ransom, Graves patted him down for other weapons and located narcotics. Graves arrested Ransom for possession of a controlled substance and transported him to Wood County jail.

Dec. 31

Officer Joe Andrade responded to the Double H Package Store on Richards St. for a theft. Andrade was told by the reporting person that two people came in wearing hoodies and face masks and grabbed two large bottles of liquor valued at over $200 and fled. The suspects got into a dark colored vehicle and fled eastbound toward S. Main Street. This case was forwarded to investigations.