Guam – The village of Barrigada is launching a Village Watch Program in the wake of concerns about rising crime in their community.
The decision follows a home invasion that occurred more than two weeks ago on San Vicente Street in that village.
A Korean family told police they were awakened just before 2am on Sunday May 26th by a pair of men who had entered their home. The family members said one of the men was rifling through a purse and the other suspect had entered the daughter’s room armed with knife. Both were chased off by the husband. No one was injured.
Mayor June Blas telling PNC News that she and her staff have been considering a Village Watch Program for some time, but the recent home invasion promoted them to act now.
Barrigada’s Village Watch Program will be officially launched tomorrow evening at 6:30 at the Barigada Mayor’s Office. Mayor Blas and representatives from the Guam Police Department and the Attorney General’s office will be there to launch the new program.
The Sunday May 26th home invasion is the subject of this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.