Deadly weapon discovered during shakedown at DOC


The weapon was described as a shank or “makeshift weapon.”

Guam – A detainee has been re-arrested after a shakedown revealed that he was in the possession of a deadly weapon.

On Wednesday morning, the Department of Corrections conducted a shakedown of Post 17 where the detainees are housed in cubes.

While the search did not reveal any drugs, it did yield in the discovery of a “shank” or makeshift weapon.

According to GPD Spokesperson AJ Balajadia, the cube belonged to Fritz Hartman who allegedly hid the makeshift weapon in his bunk.

Hartman was taken into custody by the Mandana Drug Task Force and transported to the Hagatna Precinct where he was booked and re-confined.

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.