Arrest made in Southern High lock down

Southern High School (PNC file photo)

Guam – Authorities arrested an individual involved in the vehicle break-in and theft that led to the lock down at Southern High School on Thursday.  

The Guam Police Department arrested a 17-year old SHS student who reportedly broke into the vehicle and stole the weapon. However, GPD did not arrest the Guam Department of Education employee, who owned the vehicle and brought the weapon to the school property.

GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, said school officials were able to locate the firearm and identify the suspect.

Following the arrest, law enforcement sent the 17-year old to the Department of Youth Affairs on the following offenses: burglary to a motor vehicle, theft of property and possession of a firearm without a firearms ID.

Tapao said authorities are still investigating the person who brought the firearm into the school campus. No further details have been provided.

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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.