Man arrested for disarming police officer

Guam Police Department (PNC File photo)

A man has been arrested for attempting to disarm a police officer while attempting to flee from police during a traffic stop.

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On September 22, 2021, officers assigned to the Dededo Precinct Command conducted a traffic stop on Route 3 NCS Road by Haasu Drive, relative to a vehicle that matched the description which was involved in a disturbance along Magsaysay Street in Dededo.

Officers met with the operator, 40-year-old Zachary John San Augustin Manibusan, and apprised him of the traffic stop. Through the course of the traffic stop, officers learned that Zachary Manibusan had an outstanding warrant of arrest.

Zachary Manibusan was instructed to exit his vehicle at which time, Zachary Manibusan started the vehicle and attempted to flee. As the subject vehicle attempted to flee, an officer held onto the driver’s side door and attempted to turn off the vehicle. Through the course of the struggle with the officer and Zachary Manibusan, Zachary Manibusan attempted to disarm the officer as he reached for the officer’s holstered duty firearm.

Fearful for his safety, the officer pushed off the vehicle which caused him to land on the roadway, with the subject vehicle fleeing the area. The officer was later transported to Guam Memorial Hospital for treatment and care. This case was forwarded to GPD’S Criminal Investigation for a follow-up investigation.

On Monday, September 27, 2021, detectives learned that Zachary John San Augustin Manibusan had self-surrendered to Superior Courts of Guam marshals. Coordination was made with the Department of Corrections to meet with Zachary Manibusan relative to the follow-up investigation.

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, detectives took custody of Zachary Manibusan where he was later arrested for the following offenses:

-Aggravated Assault
-Resisting Arrest
-Assault on a Peace Officer
-Disarming a Peace Officer
-Use of Deadly Weapon in Commission of a Felony
-Eluding a Police Officer and
-Failure to Comply

Zachary John San Augustin Manibusan was subsequently booked and confined at the Department of Corrections. This case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.