Guam – The Guam Police Department is now down to just 10 working patrol cars for the 4 precincts on island.
The latest casualty is a vehicle that had just been repaired and was slated to go back into service.
A vandal or vandals snuck into the DPW compound in Harmon and broke into a number of cars Wednesday night. The police cruiser was parked in an open garage, within a lift.
Support Division Chief, Captain Paul Suba said someone apparently turned that lift on, causing one side of the vehicle to rise up about 5 feet off the floor, while the other side scrapped along the concrete floor.
Captain Suba says there are about 9 vehicles awaiting repair that may soon be back on the street but that still leaves the department short.
The Department needs, a minimum, of 8 patrol cars in each precinct to keep the community safe, he said. That’s a total of 32. But even if the 9 vehicles now under repairs are returned to service, that’ll put 19 on the street, 13 short of the minimum.