Customs officer to be honored for locating missing crab hunter

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Guam – Last week, crab hunter Michael Guerrero was re-united with his family after being lost in the jungles of Molojloj for nearly 48 hours. His homecoming was all thanks to the search and rescue teams.

For over 40 hours, search and rescue units and volunteers scoured the jungle of Asiga, Molojloj in search of Guerrero. The first 12 hours of the search efforts yielded nothing. But on the morning of the second day, emergency responders and volunteers returned ready, willing, and able to trek through the jungle in hopes of finally locating Guerrero.

Off duty Custom’s and Quarantine Agency Officer Jason Paulino was a volunteer in the search and rescue team. He was the person who discovered Guerrero perched in a tree, bringing the mission to a happy end.

“I wasn’t aware one of our officers was part of the group who found Mr. Guerrero until the guard at the PacAir Facility, where our headquarters is located, was telling me to thank the customs officer who helped find her brother-in-law. I commend this officer for going above and beyond his duty station to serve and protect and am glad the Guerrero Family’s Christmas will be that much brighter.” For his selfless action, Paulino will be honored with a certificate of appreciation from Custom’s for his participation in the search and rescue mission,” shared CQA Acting Director George L. Charfauros, Jr.

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.