Burglary Suspect Recanor, Who Escaped from Agat Precinct, Back in Custody After Prompting Oceanview Lockdown


Guam – A burglary suspect, who escaped from the Agat Precinct Wednesday afternoon was taken back into custody by Guam Police Wednesday evening about 7:30pm.

GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that  Benjamin Recanor was found at a home in the Santa Rita area by the Agat Precinct Command, with the assistance of the Criminal Justice Strike Force. 

He will be processed with an additional charge of  Escape, said Balajadia.

Recanor’s flight prompted DOE to order a lock-down at Oceanview Middle School in Agat this afternoon. The lock-down at Oceanview was declared just before 3pm and lasted for about an hour.  Deputy DOE Superintendent Robert Malay said it was a precaution only.

Officer Balajadia said the 45 year old Recanor was arrested for a burglary in Talofofo, but later escaped. Officers went door-to-door in Agat Wednesday afternoon looking for him, and they also searched the middle school.  Officer Balajadia said Recanor was not considered armed or dangerous.

Its not yet clear how he managed to escape from police custody.

He is described as having a slim build, short black hair and standing 5-feet 7-inches. He was last wearing a black budweiser T-shirt, black shorts and he has a dark complexion.

Officers are going door-to-door in the area looking for him.

Officer Balajadia also emphasized that the suspect is NOT considered armed or dangerous.  

READ the releases from GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia below:


SANTA RITA – 7:30pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Agat Precinct Command with the assistance of the Criminal Justice Strike Force apprehended;

BENJAMIN RECANOR, the burglary suspect who escaped from the Agat Precinct this afternoon.  Mr. Recanor was located at a residence within the Santa Rita area.

He is now in custody and will be processed and additional charged with Escape.

A J. Balajadia
Guam Police Department Spokesperson


AGAT – 2:40pm – 2:50pm a suspect arrested for  burglary in talofofo and warrant of arrest escaped from the Agat Precinct.

Suspect name is. Benjamin Recanor. M-fil/gu 45   5’7 slim build short black hair. Black budweiser T-shirt black shorts, Dark completed.

Officers are checking door to door and Oceanview School for the suspect.

He is NOT considered armed or dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts please call the Guam Police Department.

AJ Balajadia
Guam Police Department Spokesperson.