Quitman Police Report, Nov. 8-20
Officer Corbin Hanner was dispatched to a business on W. Bermuda Street in reference to the theft of lottery tickets. According to the clerk, the suspect picked up the lottery tickets as she was ringing them up and walked out the door. With assistance from Prec. 2 Constable Kelly Smith and canine Juma, the suspect was tracked to the Towner Motel. A warrant was issued and executed on Nov. 13. John Kliphen, 32, was arrested and charged with theft of property, less than $100, with previous conviction.
Lt. Mike Chilson was dispatched to a residence on Cedar Street to a vehicle fire. A 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was destroyed.
Lt. Chilson received a call from Family Dollar in reference to a shoplifter. A vehicle description and license plate number were provided. Lt. Chilson located the vehicle and made contact with the female driver who admitted to the theft. The woman was issued a citation for theft under $100, a Class C misdemeanor. She was also issued a criminal trespass warning and advised not to the return to Family Dollar.
Lt. Chilson received a report of children left unattended in a vehicle in the Brookshire’s parking lot. Chilson made contact with the mother of the children and the distraught woman stated she did not realize it was against the law to leave her two and four year old children alone while she went inside the store. Witnesses at the scene stated the woman was gone from the vehicle at least 15-20 minutes. The woman was issued a citation for the offense of child under seven left in vehicle unattended. A report was also submitted to CPS for follow up on possible neglectful supervision.
Cpl. Austin Milbourn took a report from a man who stated he believed he had lost his wallet in the Brookshire’s parking lot the night before. The man advised he had viewed the surveillance video footage at Brookshire’s which showed a car parked next to where he believed he lost the wallet. The man requested an investigation and a case was opened.
Cpl. Austin Milbourn took a report from a woman who stated she believed her card was used in an unsuccessful attempt to charge $91. The incident occurred after the woman left her card with a cashier while she pumped gas. The woman only wished to have the incident documented.
Jaime Apoderado-Ramirez, 50, of Quitman, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Officer Corbin Hanner initiated a traffic stop after witnessing a vehicle fail to maintain a single lane. Upon contact, Hanner noted the driver showed several signs of intoxication. After administering sobriety tests, Apoderado-Ramirez, was arrested.