Inmate caught retrieving package from prison fence

Department of Corrections (PNC file photo)

Guam – Two attempts to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections over the weekend were foiled by DOC guards.

The first attempt was made on Friday evening when a DOC officer noticed an inmate in an area he was not supposed to be. The inmate according to DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar was assigned to cleaning detail but instead was found outside the Post 5 housing unit entangled in the barbed wire. Baltazar says that the inmate was attempting to retrieve a package from the fence line. The package contained two mobile phones, two chargers, two sim cards, two canisters of chewing tobacco, 20 cigarettes and a package containing an unknown amount of tobacco.

The second attempt was made on Saturday evening but this time, only a package was discovered. The contents of the package were not disclosed however, Baltazar says that the package was found in zone 5 behind Post 5 during a routine perimeter check.

The packages were turned over to the Guam Police Department.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.