Woman arrested in stolen vehicle

Officer Tim LaGesse arrested Crystal Renee Quintanilla Sunday night for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he received an alert on a possible stolen vehicle entering Alice.

The stolen vehicle, a 2014 gray Dodge Charger, was reported out of Bexar County. The vehicle was located at a convenience store at Fourth and Johnson Street. According to the report, the vehicle left the store and LaGesse initiated a traffic stop. Quintanilla, the driver, stated the her and her common law husband had an argument three weeks prior and he reported the car stolen, according to the report.

Three individuals inside the car with Quintanilla were allowed to leave the scene. Quintanilla was transported to the Jim Wells County jail. Double R Wrecker Service took custody of the vehicle.

Minors drinking

Officer Juan Reyes was dispatched to the 300 block of West Farm Street Sunday morning in reference to loud subjects having a party.

According to the report, Reyes exited his unit and heard multiple subjects talking and saying 'go inside the house, don't let them see you. Reyes made contact with Christopher Cantu who stated he was 19 and appeared to be intoxicated. Christopher called his mother and owner of the residence, Brenda Cantu, who was inside the home. Brenda stated Christopher was 20. According to the report, Brenda stated she was aware of the party and the beer however, the minors were not drinking it was the adults who were at the party earlier. Reyes explained to her that he had seen several subjects with beer in their hands. Brenda continued that no one was in her home even through assisting officers could see minors inside the residence through the front window still holding alcohol beverages, report stated.

She was arrested and transported to the JWC jail with a charge of purchase furnish alcohol to a minor.

Shooting a tree

Friday night Officer Julian Cavazos was in route to a call when he heard several pops which sounded like gun shots.

He observed three individuals on the north side of a building on the 50 block of North Johnson. Cavazos made contact with the individuals who appeared nervous. According to the report, Jason Jacob Gelista, was arrested for discharging firearm within city limits.

Gelista told Cavazos where the black tactical .22 caliber rifle could be found. Gelista stated he was shooting a tree that was laying on the ground. Cavazos located the gun, 26 shell casings and four rounds of ammunition.

He was transported to the JWC jail.