GPD Officer Injured, Another GPD Patrol Car Knocked Out of Service by Driver Police Say Was DUI

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Guam – A Guam Police Officer was injured and another GPD Patrol car has been knocked out of service by a driver police say was DUI.

GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that 33 year old Richard Sean Adkins has been booked and confined on the following charges:

RICHARD SEAN ADKINS, M/Chamorro-Caucasian/33/Upper Tumon for Eluding a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Deadly weapon (Motor Vehicle) in the Commission of a Felony, Criminal Mischief to Government Property, Terrorizing, DUI Controlled Substance, DUI with Injuries, Possession of a Controlled Scheduled I Substance, Possession of a Controlled Scheduled I Substance with intent to Deliver, Improper Storage, and Littering. 


Officer Balajadia says the incident began with a call to the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct Tuesday afternoon, about 12:20pm; a man at Gun Beach was throwing, and breaking, glass bottles.

As police responded, the man fled in a Ford Explorer which officers spotted at the intersection right outside the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct. They tired to pull the driver over but he fled, weaving in and out of traffic, says Officer Balajadia.

The driver of the Explorer turn up Ypao Road, encroaching into the oncoming lane as he sped up the hill and passed several vehicles. He then turned right, onto Paseo Deoro and pulled into a residence. 

One of the officers pulled up to the vehicle, says Balajadia, when the driver “backed the Explorer into the patrol car” and “fled up towards East-West Business Center on Route 1 in Upper Tumon” where he was taken into custody by other officers.

$6,000 to $10,000 worth of damage was done to Guam Police Car 7, reports Officer Balajadia. The patrol car has been removed from service.

In addition, Officer John Perez was injured and taken to GMH for shoulder and back pain. 

READ the release from Officer Balajadia below:

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

12:20pm, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct Desk Watch received a call of a disturbance (person throwing and breaking glass bottles) by Gun Beach in Tumon. As officers responded, they received additional information that the individual involved fled in a Ford Explorer.
The vehicle was located by the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct intersection.  The officers attempted to pull over the vehicle however the individual
fled weaving in and out of traffic, made a right turn up Ypao Road where he encroached the oncoming lane (going up the hill) as he passed several vehicles. The individual then turned right onto Paseo Deoro and pulled into a residence.  One of the officers pulled up to the vehicle and the individual then backed the Explorer into the patrol car. The driver fled up towards East-West Business Center Rt.1 Upper Tumon, and then taken into custody by other officers.

Guam Police Car 7 has been taken off line and the damage is estimated at $6,000 – $10,000 dollars.  One of the officers, John Perez received injuries and was transported to GMH for shoulder and back pain.

Arrested;

RICHARD SEAN ADKINS, M/Chamorro-Caucasian/33/Upper Tumon for Eluding a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Deadly weapon (Motor Vehicle) in the Commission of a Felony, Criminal Mischief to Government Property, Terrorizing, DUI Controlled Substance, DUI with Injuries, Possession of a Controlled Scheduled I Substance, Possession of a Controlled Scheduled I Substance with intent to Deliver, Improper Storage, and Littering.

Mr. Adkins was booked and confined.