Man robs home; holds resident at gunpoint


37-year-old Reuben Jesse Quinata is charged with home invasion as a 1st-degree felony, burglary as a 2nd-degree felony, second-degree robbery as a 2nd-degree felony with a special allegation in possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, and theft of property as a petty misdemeanor.

According to a magistrate’s report, on December 12th, police responded to a home invasion at a residence in Dededo. Police met with the victims who said that two males entered the residence and pointed a handgun at them and demanded they face the wall.

Allegedly, the male victim told police that the males took several of his firearms and his security camera before leaving the residence in a black Jeep. The cost of the items that were stolen was about $4,500. The male victim also told police that on Dec 9, Quinata came to his home to interrogate him regarding his relationship with the female victim and his firearms.

According to the report, Quinata also demanded the male victim’s phone “because it was good for him,” to which the male victim perceived as a threat and surrendered his phone. After Quinata left the residence, he returned 20 minutes later to confirm the password and then discarded the male victim’s phone and could not explain why.

Police reviewed security footage of the home invasion incident and the male victim was able to identify one male wearing the same jacket as Quinata.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.