Man, 65, arrested for attempted kidnapping at bus stop

Melencio Santos

A 65-year-old man has been arrested by the Guam Police Department for attempted kidnapping.

GPD Officers from the Dededo Precinct responded to a reported attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl just after 12:30 p.m. on April 20 at a residence in Dededo.

The reporting person told police that her niece, who’s a minor, was approached by a man, after being dropped off at her bus stop.

According to GPD, the man driving along the roadway asked the 15-year-old if she needed a ride home.

The minor victim told the man several times that she did not need a ride, however, he insisted and continued to drive alongside her.

A school bus driver with the Department of Public Works in the area witnessed the incident and intervened, attempting to instruct the operator to leave her alone.

The man fled the scene.

The school bus driver drove the victim home.

GPD were able to locate the vehicle and operator, later identified as Melencio Santos, a Filipino Dededo resident, after conducting interviews.

He admitted to the allegations, according to a press release issued by GPD.

Santos was arrested and charged for attempted kidnapping, terrorizing, unlawful restraint, and harassment.

He was booked and confined at the Department of Corrections.

The case was closed and forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General of Guam.

According to the OAG, Santos could face up to 20 years to life in prison, if convicted of allegations.


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Isaiah Aguon, also known as Izzy, is news director for the Pacific News Center. He returned to PNC in April 2023, after leaving Sorensen Media Group about two years ago in April 2021. As news director, his duties include anchoring PNC's radio and television stations, producing news, and managing and editing PNC's digital and social media platforms. Aguon, 21, formerly worked at KUAM News as a television news anchor, show host, and multimedia journalist for more than a year. He previously worked for The Guam Daily Post, Marianas Business Journal, and Guam Business Magazine.