Minors taken into custody for car theft

The exterior of the Department of Youth Affairs in Mangilao. PNC file photo

Guam – The Guam Police Department took into custody three minors who reportedly stole a car in Agana Heights during the Coconut Festival over the weekend.

Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said they were able to identify a possible suspect – a 15-year old male who provided information on the theft and the identity of the other minors involved in the incident.

The information eventually led to the recovery of the stolen vehicle and stolen items.

He was later relinquished to the custody of his parents and was issued a Notice to Appear.

On Monday, police were able to locate the other minors involved. Police took into custody a 10-year old, and two 14-year old boys.

The minors were later charged with theft of a motor vehicle, guilt established by complicity, criminal facilitation and theft of property, among other charges.

The three boys were later confined to the Department of Youth Affairs.

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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.