A man accused of theft and burglary will only be facing charges in two of the three incidents he was implicated in as Superior Court Judge Jonathan Quan has thrown out one of the charges.
Shawn Santos was captured on surveillance footage entering the Mama Tita’s bakery in Santa Rita on Dec. 3, according to court documents.
The video referenced in the complaint shows a man entering the establishment twice, first entering without being noticed and sneaking around while watching an employee work at the kitchen table before exiting the bakery.
In another clip, Santos is seen entering the establishment for a second time while the worker was preoccupied at the sink. He then grabs an object from the table before leaving the bakery. Employees from the bakery said that he took a receipt bag.
Court documents state that a picture of the man from the surveillance footage was shared through media and resulted in a woman identifying the man as Santos.
But when the Attorney General’s Office charged Santos with theft as a petty misdemeanor for the bakery incident, it was thrown out by Judge Quan who dismissed the charge without prejudice citing a lack of probable cause.
This means that unless the offense is re-charged by the OAG, Santos will only face theft and burglary charges related to a case reported in Agat in which he is accused of taking a cellphone and a bush cutter.
While the complaint describes a third incident occurring in Mangilao on Dec. 13, it does not charge Santos. He was held on $5,000 cash bail.