Guam – Guam Police say a man riding a stolen motorcycle led them on a high speed chase Wednesday morning.
Acting GPD PIO Officer Paul Tapao says a GPD Officer was in his patrol car on a routine patrol on Farenholt Avenue in Tamuning at 11:40am when he saw a white motorcycle speed past him.
The officer tried to stop the speeding motorcycle, but the biker went even faster in an attempt to elude the pursing officer. The biker pulled into the parking lot of the Oka Payless, and then turned onto Governor Carlos Camacho Road towards Marine Corps Drive, says Officer Tapao.
The pursing Officer called for backup as the biker speed down Route 1 through East Hagatna to Route 4 where he turned left into oncoming traffic and then went into the Bank of Guam parking lot and then out the back onto Chalan Santo Papa up to Route 8 towards Maite and the Tri-intersection.
Along the way police say the biker weaved in-and-out of traffic, drove on median, and the shoulder of the road.
At Route 16 and Army Drive at the Happy Mart, the fleeing motorcycilist crashed and fled on foot into the jungle area of Radio Barrigada.
A searchw as launched as officers from various Precincts and SWAT combed the jungle and eventually nabbed the suspect who has been identified as 20 year old Marquis Patrick Pinaula-Jones.
Pinaula-Jones has been charged with:
-Eluding; Reckless Driving; Fraudulent Use of License Plate; No Driver’s License; Failure to Comply; Possession of Stolen Vehicle; Theft by Receiving; No Vehicle Insurance.
Pinaula-Jones was later transported to the Guam memorial hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later to detention where he was booked and confined.
The motorcycle was stolen on April 12 from the parking lot of the Tumon Vista.