Minors taken into custody for rash of burglaries and thefts

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According to GPD spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao, detectives were able to take several minors into custody for a rash of burglaries all over the island.

The Guam Police Department took four male minors into custody relative to numerous burglary and theft complaints.

Preliminary police reports suggest that a theft of a motor vehicle complaint was filed on Dec. 21 at the Micronesia Mall.

On Dec. 31, GPD responded to five reports of burglary to a vehicle, one burglary to a home, and two vehicle thefts in the Tamuning area. A Honda Ridgeline was highlighted as one of the vehicles stolen within the complaints.

On Jan. 1, 2020, an injured person’s complaint was generated at the Guam Memorial Hospital. The case involved a male individual who attempted to stop an in-progress car break-in at the Marbo Cave area in Mangilao.

In the attempt to stop the individuals, the male victim fell to the ground and sustained head injuries which required immediate treatment and care at the Guam Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Through the course of this investigation, detectives learned that the stolen Honda Ridgeline was identified as the suspect vehicle.

Through the course of the day, officers entertained a burglary to a vehicle complaint at a home in Chalan Pago. It was reported to police that a firearm had been stolen.

Detectives assigned to GPD’S Criminal Investigation Division, Juvenile Investigation Division and the Domestic Assault Response Team were able to apprehend a person of interest relative to the investigation and recovered the two stolen vehicles.

Through the course of the follow-up investigation, detectives learned of other individuals connected to the string of thefts.

According to GPD spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao, detectives were able to take the following into custody:

* A 17-year-old male for theft of a motor vehicle, burglary to a vehicle, theft of property, conspiracy, guilt established by complicity, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm without valid identification, destruction of evidence and beyond control;

* A 16-year-old male was charged for burglary, conspiracy, guilt established by complicity, theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, and reckless conduct;

* A 16-year-old male was charged for burglary to a vehicle, conspiracy, guilt established by complicity, criminal facilitation and theft of a motor vehicle; and

* A 16-year-old male was charged for 7 counts of burglary, 5 counts of theft of property, conspiracy, and theft of a motor vehicle.

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