Acting GPD Chief Bordallo Praises Officers For Quick Response to Jonestown Burglaries

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Guam – Acting Guam Police Chief Fred Bordallo is praising the response of his officers following the arrest of a suspect in connection with a burglary and vehicle theft at his mother’s home.

Acting Chief Bordallo’s email is reprinted in full below:

With so much controversy about the Blue Lounge, I hope this provides balance about the good police officers continuing to be professional and working hard.

On Wednesday morning February 16, 2011, my mother reported a burglary at her house in Jonestown Tamuning. Police from the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct handled the complaint. My mother’s car was stolen along with other items. The persons responsible burglarized the house, while my mother was at home asleep. My brother was also home asleep, and was not aware the house was burglarized. Police discovered another house nearby was burglarized, during their investigation.

Later during the afternoon (Wednesday) because of an alert southern resident observing a suspicious vehicle in a neighborhood in Agat, after police responded, my mother’s vehicle was observed, and after officers conducted a stop of the vehicle listed as stolen, a person involved with the burglary was taken into custody. Investigation continues

I want to commend and I am sure my mother, and the other victim of a house burglarized are thankful to the citizen who reported the suspicious activity, the professional officers from Agat Precinct Command, the Professional officers from Tamuning/Tumon Precinct, and officers from the Criminal Investigations Division for their fine work. My mother was able to retrieve her car from the Agat Precinct Command.

This demonstrates that the community and police teamed together increases the opportunities to apprehend persons responsible for crimes.

I am hoping this same relationship and vigilance continues as we seek to find the persons responsible for vandelism at our schools.

Fred E. Bordallo Jr
Acting Chief of Police
Guam Police Department.