Four men arrested in riot at Hemlani Apartments

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Guam – Four men are in police custody after a riot broke out at the Hemlani Apartments in Harmon.

It was on July 9, just before 1 am that Guam Police Department officers responded to a report of a riot at the Hemlani Apartments. According to court documents, the victim stated that he was sitting in the parking lot when he was approached by a male individual with a short blade knife. The man then made the blade of the knife touch the victim’s shoulder before pointing at the victim and asking “if he was tough.”

Fearing that he would be cut, the victim reportedly pushed the assailant’s hand away and punched him in the face. Three other men then approached and pulled out knives from their pants, according to police.

A report states the victim then ran to the nearby store where he was met by his brother and they called police.

Estibal Eara, Fenwick Katsuta, and Keichiro Kouch were charged with assault. As for the fourth arrest, the complaint states that “during the course of the investigation the victim’s brother, Justin Willy, who was intoxicated and belligerent, was being obstructive towards the police officers and the investigation.”

Willy was arrested for obstructing governmental function and resisting arrest.

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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.