Eye on Crime

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

(PNC Guam) – According to the magistrate reports filed in Superior Court the following individuals were booked and confined following their arrests by Guam police on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Mathew Joaquin Brown

37-year old, Mathew Joaquin Brown was arrested on allegations of possession of methamphetamine. According to court records he told police – “There it is! I was looking for that. Man, I messed my truck up looking for that.”

The complaint states that Brown failed to pulled over for a defective license plate light and instead pulled into a residence in Dededo and exited the vehicle. A pat down of Brown resulted in the discovery of a syringe on his person. A check of the vehicle revealed a clear plastic baggie containing a crystalline substance which tested positive for ice on the passenger seat.

He was arrested for Possession of a scheduled two controlled substance as a third degree felony.

He was booked and confined.

Brian Cliffe Rabon

61-year old, Brian Cliffe Rabon was arrested on October 25, 2019, on allegations that he enter the Oka Payless and filled up a grocery cart before walking out of the store without paying.
Court documents indicate that the value of the goods he attempted to steal was worth $1,144.56.

He was stopped from leaving the store by a Loss Prevention officer.

He was charged with Theft as a third degree felony.

He was booked and confined.


Armstrong Elias

23-year old, Armstrong Elias, was drunk when he attempted to remove a man from his vehicle at a Dededo residence on October 24, 2019.

Court documents state that officers observed a red truck parked in front of a residence with a male individual sitting down by the rear tire of the truck, he appeared to have sustained a laceration to his head. Officers also noted that Elias was standing near a trash can where a bat was also discovered. Elias told police, “I punched and bat this guy because he was acting crazy,” adding that the injured man had got into Elias’ truck and refused to get out when Elias asked.

This prompted Elias to retrieve the bat and forcefully remove the man striking him on the head with the bat, but only admitted to jabbing the man in the face with the bat. The man was transported to Guam Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile Elias refused to comply with officers instructions and yelled at officers, “you think having a badge you can do anything.”

He was arrested for disorderly conduct as a petty misdemeanor, assault as a misdemeanor and aggravated assault as a third degree felony.

He was booked and confined.

Jerson Mike

27-year old, Jerson Mike aka Jerson Moses forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home in the early morning hours of April 19, 2019.

The victim told police that he had stuck his hand into the partially opened door and removed a nail which secured it. The victim was asleep in the living room and woke up when Moses entered the home.

Moses took the victim’s cellphone and refused to return it. On the night of the incident police were not able to apprehend the suspect until October 25, 2019, nearly six months after the incident occurred.

He was charged with Burglary as a second degree felony, theft as a misdemeanor and harassment as a petty misdemeanor.

He was booked and confined.

Thomas Paul Herrera

48-year old, Thomas Paul Herrera was arrested on allegations that he assaulted his wife and two sons after he told them to get the Quest card to buy food.

Court documents state that an argument ensued as his wife was getting the card and while the three victims attempted to leave the residence one of the minor children spat on Herrera prompting him to begin choking and punching the victim.

A second minor attempted to break up the two and as the three victims were leaving Herrera grabbed the first minor again and a struggle began.

The second minor found a pipe and struck Herrera on the shoulder before tossing the pipe away, court documents state that Herrera found the pipe ad began threatening the three with it.

Police noted scratches on the second minor’s right arm and left side of his jaw. The first minor sustained an abrasion to the left side of his neck.

Herrera was charged with three counts of family violence as a misdemeanor.


Devin Jay Cruz Topasna

21-year old, Devin Jay Cruz Topasna, had to be removed by authorities from a residence in Santa Rita on October 26, 2019.

Police say they encountered Topasna in the living room of the residence and was informed by police that he had to leave. Court documents state that Topasna refused to pack a bag and when the officers asked him a second time to leave he refused again but walked out of the house yelling.

He was warned by officers that his actions could result in him being arrested for disorderly conduct and that if he returned to the home he would be criminally trespassing.

While Topasna did walk down the street, he returned to the home five minutes later telling police that he wanted his phone but would not say where it was and refused to leave once again.

He was arrested on the charge of criminal trespass as a misdemeanor.

He was booked and confined.

Patrick Joseph Torre Limtiaco

45-year old, Patrick Joseph Torre Limtiaco after he assaulted a woman known to him on two occasions.

The first incident on October 24, 2019, in which the victim told police that he had placed his left hand on her throat and then wrapped his right forearm around her neck and leaned back causing the victim to fall back on top pf him. The pressure on her throat caused pain.

The second incident occurred on October 22, 2019, while the details of the assault were not disclosed the victim did tell police that she would be assaulted daily by Limtiaco.

Police noted that an injury check of the victim noted bruising and laceration marks on her right inner forearms, bruising on her left biceps and elbow, these were attributed to the assault on October 22.

Limtiaco was arrested on two counts of family violence as a misdemeanor.

He was booked and confined.

Sam Seina

24-year old, Sam Seina aka Sam Esena was arrested on October 26, 2019 following accusation that he assaulted a woman he was drinking with.

Court documents detail that the Esena and three other people were drinking when he began yelling and screaming causing the group to leave. While in the car Esena had asked for a lighter and when the victim gave him one he got angry and demanded that the victim and her sister be let out to walk home.

When the vehicle stopped Esena got out of the car and approached the victim and punched her in the face before grabbing her hair and pulling her out of the car.

The victim had swelling to her bottom lip and redness to the right side of her face.

Esena was charged with assault as a misdemeanor.

He was booked and confined.

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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.