Mayor concerned over toy gun incident

Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares. (PNC file photo)
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Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares is concerned about an incident involving a drunk man in her village and says she believes she encountered him earlier in the day.

A man was seen stumbling along the road on Salisbury street in Dededo yesterday, drunk.

But what he had in his hand was cause for concern for residents and motorists who traversed the area. The incident was caught on camera and shared on social media.

The man in the video seen waving a gun in the air and pointing it at motorists is identified in Department of Corrections records as 45-year-old Frank Lagosones.

Police found him one block from where the incident occurred and arrested him on offenses of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, reckless conduct and terrorizing.

The gun turned out to be a toy according to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao. But Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares says toy or not it was concerning.

“Whether it was a toy gun or a real gun, nowadays you can’t tell the difference and I saw in the video what drivers saw that he had a gun-shaped object and their response was to quickly get away from the area,” Savares said.

The mayor believes that she confronted the individual earlier in the day as he was walking past the Senior Citizens Center, adding that the man is known for being a drunkard and had to be removed from the park in the past.


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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.