Man accused of assaulting woman inside hotel room


A man is behind bars after he allegedly kicked down a hotel room door and assaulted the occupant, all because he wanted his phone back.

Mathew Mark Duenas Mendiola is accused of entering the Grand Plaza Hotel in Tumon and assaulting a woman known to him.

Police arrived on the scene, noting that the hotel room door was heavily damaged in excess of $500.

The victim told police that she attempted to prevent the door from opening but couldn’t. Mendiola then rushed her, slapped her, and allegedly choked her.

“He slapped her on the right side of her face then threw her down. He picked her up by the neck and lifted her off the ground causing her to have trouble breathing. She also felt like she would lose consciousness,” the complaint stated.

Mendiola demanded that the victim return a phone he had given her earlier and allegedly said he would kill her.

Police say Mendiola released his grip and the victim ran to the bed and handed him the phone.

Mendiola then fled the scene.

Mendiola was arrested on charges of home invasion, family violence, and criminal mischief.




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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.