Guam – 4 teens have been arrested on theft and burglary charges, including 2 burglaries which occurred early Wednesday morning in the Jonestown area of Tamuning. And one of those burglaries happened at the home of the mother of Acting GPD Chief Fred Bordallo.
Several items were taken in the burglaries, including a 2005 Toyota Corolla, which belonged to Chief Bordallo’s mother.
GPD Public Information Officer A.J. Balajadia says a description and license plate of the stolen vehicle was broadcast over the police radio to all personal and on Wednesday afternoon, just after 3 pm, Agat Precinct Command got a call from a concerned citizen about a suspicious vehicle in the Agat area.
The vehicle fit the description of the Chief’s mother’s stolen car. Police stopped it and a 15 year old boy inside the car was arrested. Balajadia says that a back-pack was also recovered in which were items belonging to a victim whose Murano was stolen several days ago prior.
A second 17 year old teen was also arrested and both youths are now confined at DYA on charges of Burglary, Conspiracy, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Guilt Established by Complicity, Criminal Facilitation, Curfew Violation and Beyond Control.
In addition, another male minor was also charged and released with a summons to appear in Superior Court for Burglary, Conspiracy and Guilt Established by Complicity.
And 18 year old Joe Manglona was also arrested and charged for Burglary, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. He has been booked and confined
Officer Balajadia says that phone call from the concerned citizen reporting the suspicious vehicle eventually resulted in solving 5 burglaries and the recovery of 7 stolen vehicles, 2 of which are mopeds.
Earlier Thursday, Acting Chief Bordallo sent an email to the media announcing the initial arrest of a suspect in the burglary of his mother’s home and congratulating officers for their quick response.
Officer Balajadia says that the case is still ongoing and “more arrests may be pending.”