Male minor taken into custody for robbery and theft of a motor vehicle

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Preliminary police reports suggest that a gold Kia Sportage was stolen from the parking lot of the New Fresh Bread Bakery in Dededo, on Sunday August 2, 2020 at around 7:15 am.

According to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, officers learned that a 15-year-old family member was within the vehicle and was instructed to exit the vehicle as the male responsible drove off with the stolen vehicle.

During the course of the investigation, a second stolen vehicle complaint of a blue Kia Sedona Taxi was reported at the New Yes Market in Yigo at around 9:00 am.

As officers concluded their investigation at the New Fresh Bread Bakery, officers observed a blue Kia Sedona Taxi motoring on Route 28, Ysengsong Road in Dededo.

Officers immediately noted that the vehicle in question was bearing the license plates of the stolen vehicle reported at the New Yes Market in Yigo, which prompted officers to attempt to effectuate a traffic stop.

A pursuit later ensued as the operator of the Kia Sedona refused to stop. During the course of the pursuit, the operator of the Kia Sedona had attempted to elude officers and intentionally collided with two marked patrol cruisers and another vehicle in the Dededo area.

According to Tapao, officers were later able to apprehend the operator of the Kia Sedona on Chichirica St, in Dededo where a 14-year-old male minor was apprehended. He was later transported to the Dededo Precinct Command in which GPD’s Juvenile Investigation Section was activated.

It was later learned that the 14-year-old male minor was also responsible for the stolen vehicle complaint at the New Fresh Bread Bakery in Dededo.

The male minor was later taken into custody by Juvenile Investigators for the following
offenses:

-Robbery
-Aggravated Assault
-Reckless Driving
-Leaving the scene of an accident with property damages and injuries
-Theft of a motor vehicle
-Theft
-Eluding a Police Officer
-No Driver’s License
-Crimes Against the Community
-Resisting Arrest

The 14-year-old male minor was subsequently confined at the Department of Youth Affairs. This case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.

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