Another Inmate was found with a cellphone after Shakedown


A second inmate in just two days has been found with a cellphone at the Department of Corrections.

Guam – The Department of Corrections (DOC) continues anti-contraband activities through Operation Green Vigilance.

According to Deputy Director Kate Blatazar a random shakedown of Post 16 or the General Population housing unit on Thursday yielded the discovery of another cell phone.

Guam Police Department Spokesperson AJ Balajadia states, that Menicio was found with the cellphone as DOC officers were noving prisoners. Inmate Vimson Menicio was arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband. He was booked and re-confined.

The cellphone was turned over the Guam Police Department Mandana Task Force.
Baltazar adds, that random shakedowns continue at various housing units with no findings.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.