Couple arrested for child abuse and burglary

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Witnesses saw a women and her children acting strangely around a vehicle, and a man attempting to gain entry, stealing nearly $1800 in valuables.

Guam – Seven children were found in deplorable living conditions after a reported burglary of a vehicle led authorities to the home of the suspected thieves.
“I know why you’re here, I put all the stuffs from the car in the trash bag,” this is what Machrin Wasan allegedly stated to police when they came knocking on her door.

While officers were there to investigate a lead in a car burglary identifying Wasan and Richard Angonbiram as the alleged burglars, authorities found more than just the items stolen.

According to court documents, officers conducted a safety sweep of the home after they were concerned that the children were unattended. Police say that the home had a strong scent of mold and defecation as the home was reportedly cluttered with damp soiled clothing and debris. Authorities further stated that the home was unsanitary and unsuitable living conditions for anyone.

A total of seven children were found in the home five minor children with the last name Wasan and two other minor children of a neighbor who were being babysat. Child protective services was contacted and arrangements were made to relinquish the children.

Wasan and Angonbiram were charged with Burglary, theft, criminal mischief to a motor vehicle and seven counts of child abuse.

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.