Last weekend a traffic stop by Galt Police led to the arrest of two suspects and evidence of 160 victims of identity theft.
PROACTIVE STOP LEADS TO TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT
On 04/08/2023, at approx. 12:43 a.m., a GPD Officer observed a Honda Accord failing to display a rear license plate. The officer observed another vehicle, a Kia Forte, following closely behind the Honda. A traffic stop was conducted near Glendale Ave/Casado Dr. Both vehicles yielded to the Officer.
The male driver of the Honda was identified as Celestino Ybarra, 31, of Galt. He was found to have an active misdemeanor warrant and was on probation. A probation search of his vehicle was conducted. Officers located approx. 55 items of stolen personal identifying information including debit, credit, bank and gift cards, along with numerous ID cards belonging to additional victims. Ybarra was arrested for identity theft (10+ victims), possession of counterfeit checks, and his active warrant.
The female driver of the Kia was identified as Randi Quarton, 37, of Galt. A probation search of her vehicle was conducted; officers located a large quantity of stolen IDs, passports, financial statements, debit/bank cards, as well as several community mailbox keys and card readers. There was also burglary tools and approx. 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine located inside of her vehicle. Quarton was arrested for identity theft (10+ victims), possession of counterfeit checks, possession of methamphetamine/drug paraphernalia, and possession of burglary tools.
Ybarra and Quarton were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail, where they have since been released.
Officers have identified over 160 victims as well as locating over 200 pieces of stolen mail. Excellent work from our weekend graveyard team!Galt Police