Former GPD Colonel pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charges


Former GPD Colonel Mark Charfauros, has pleaded not guilty to obstructing governmental functions and official misconduct.

Guam – Former GPD Col. Mark Charfauros was the second highest ranking officer on the police force before he was terminated. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on Christmas Eve 2016. Leaked body cam footage captured the former colonel berating fellow police officers who responded to a call of illegal fireworks in Agat on Christmas Eve. As a result of the incident Charfauros was demoted and then fired from the Guam Police Department. Charfauros fought his demotion with the Civil Service Commission which ruled in his favor last month. However, he is still appealing his termination.

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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.