Joyride in a hearse leads to arrest

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

Guam – A joyride in a stolen hearse has ended with three young men charged with theft and criminal mischief.

When the Guam Police Department arrived at the scene, the hearse was flipped upside down and the individuals responsible had attempted to flee.

Police said they were able to apprehend three juvenile males who were occupants of the vehicle prior to the crash.

Two of the minors identified Rex Dickilimai as the driver. Police said he was intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. The other two individuals were identified as Siochy Elson and Kayfin Christopher.

Court documents state Dickilimai picked up Elson at around 5:00 a.m. on April 8. Elson told police when he got in the car, Christopher was in the back of the vehicle and the two were already drinking. Christopher, however, denied having any alcohol.

While none of the suspects admitted to stealing the car, Christopher did confess to breaking the rear window of the hearse to get out of the vehicle after the crash.

Dickilimai and Christopher were charged with theft by receiving, among other charges. They were booked and confined.

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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.