An Upland police report obtained by the Daily Bulletin paints City Manager Robb Quincey as a jealous suitor who asked an ex-fiancee to marry him and -- after she refused -- cursed her, punched and kicked her car, and sent her threatening text messages.
The city has refused the Daily Bulletin's requests to release the police report, which Police Chief Steve Adams gave to the FBI last year as part of an investigation of corruption in the city.
Quincey in January 2010 settled
The police report, taken on July 27, 2008, describes an altercation between Quincey and an ex-fiancee.
No charges were filed. The report was not sent to the District Attorney's Office, said acting Police Chief Jeff Mendenhall. Adams is out on sick leave.
Neither Quincey nor his attorney returned calls for comment Monday.
According to the woman's statement, Quincey became angry after having a conversation in her vehicle outside his house. He demanded that she marry him and in response she asked him to get out of the car so she could go home. Quincey allegedly cursed her, hit her driver's window with his hand, slammed his fist into the hood of her vehicle and kicked the driver's side of her front quarter panel in his flip-flops.
Later that evening, the woman received three text messages from Quincey that made her feel threatened, according to the report. The officers viewed and photographed the messages.
The woman said she was afraid of Quincey because he is a jealous person, according to the report.
In the first text message, Quincey wrote, "ur a pathological lying loser...never contact me again...and don't ever use my name or reference...and I will be tested tomorrow for viruses from u and ur boys."
In a second message he wrote, "and if I'm infected, the many, many problems that u now experience, will come to be minor comparatively...ur destined for ur fate."
A third message said, "F*** ur brains out you loser, and conversely STAY AWAY from me in every regard forever...better yet move you drugged up tramp!!"
Quincey has been on paid leave of absence since Jan. 4. He was placed on leave by the City Council soon after the Daily Bulletin reported that he settled a complaint from a sergeant who responded to the police call involving Quincey and his girlfriend.
The sergeant, who claimed he was passed over for promotion because he had investigated the Quincey incident, was promoted to lieutenant as part of the settlement. Quincey also authorized a $25,000 payment to be made to the police union attorney.
Detective Craig Sipple and then-Sgt. John Moore responded to the woman's residence in the 1700 block of Seth Loop West in Upland.
A neighbor was at the woman's house when police were taking the report. The neighbor received a text message from another neighbor saying Quincey was heading in their direction on Colonies Parkway.
The woman became more upset and afraid. She felt that because he saw the police at her house he might retaliate against her, according to the report.
Sipple examined the woman's vehicle and noted a dirt shoe print on the driver's front quarter panel with a small dent, a small dent on the hood, and a print from the side of a hand on the driver's window.
Quincey's vehicle was located nearby, according to the report. The officers went to the residence and obtained Quincey's statement.
Quincey was barefoot. His sandals were later recovered in the garage of the residence. The sandal pattern matched the shoe print on the woman's car. Quincey's right hand was swollen near the little finger knuckle, according to the report.
When Sipple returned to the Police Department he contacted the on-call judge in an attempt to obtain an emergency protective order, which was denied on the grounds that there wasn't enough evidence, according to the report.
According to Quincey's statement to the police, the woman came to his house early on July 27, 2008, and was intoxicated. She told him she hit a retaining wall on 19th Street while on the way over to his house.
Quincey said the woman became upset during a conversation in her vehicle outside his house that afternoon. Quincey said he wanted to go back to her house so they would talk, but she said she wanted to be alone.
According to Quincey's statement, he exited the vehicle and shut the door normally. As he was walking around to the driver's side of the vehicle, the woman put the car in reverse. The front tires were turned towards the passenger side of the vehicle. As she began to back out of the driveway, the front of the vehicle moved towards him as he stood near the driver's door. Quincey said he jumped back so he wouldn't get hit, in the process hitting the driver's window with his hand.
Quincey said he did not punch or hit her car except to avoid being hit.
He also told the officer that he was not angry at any time and was not jealous. After the woman left his residence, Quincey said he received a text message from her stating she was going to call the police and he was an "a--hole."
He deleted the text messages from his phone prior to talking to the police, he said. He admitted to sending the woman three text messages, according to the report.