Man bribes police officer then escapes custody


Guam – Driving under the Influence, and eluding police officers was just the beginning of charges brought against 29-year-old Dieko Roke.

According to Court documents, on July 20, a GPD Officer witnessed Dieko Roke revving his engine at the four-way stop next to the Hagatna Precinct. When the officer instructed him to pull over Roke instead proceeded to motor away. Leading officers on a chase through Hagatna, in one instance, almost rear ended another vehicle and then nearly caused a collision with an oncoming vehicle. Roke then pulled into a private driveway before exiting the vehicle and running to the back of the house before officers apprehended him. A passenger in the vehicle, stated to police that they both had been drinking. Then after being processed from the Hagatna Detention Facility and in preparation to be transported to DOC, Dieko Roke managed to pull away from the officer and run towards Plaza De Espana. He was later apprehended behind a dumpster in the parking garage of Academy of our lady of Guam High School. Roke also allegedly attempted to bribe the GPD officer, offering $300.00 in exchange for his release. He was charged with Bribery, DUI, Reckless Driving, Eluding a police officer, driving without a license, and Escape.

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Jolene Toves
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.