Pictures surface of Derick Baza Hills allegedly scamming tourist


Guam – Accusations against Derick Baza Hills have surfaced on social media.

PNC has received two photograghs related to an alleged scam, the pictures are circulating social media. One depicts a man standing at the driver’s side door reaching into a vehicle while holding a badge and a Passport Card identifying the holder as Derick Baza Hills.

The picture is captioned with the following accusation, “Derick Baza Hills pulls over a Korean tourist in Inarajan. Demanded $40.00 from her or he will take away her driver’s license. Identified himself as a police officer. Korean tourist gave $40.00 to him then he issued her a receipt for illegal speeding.”

The second picture is of the alleged receipt for $40.00 pre-dated for April 30, 2018. Also on the receipt is a note indicating Parks and Recreation as the citing authority. The receipt is allegedly for illegal speeding and signed with what appears to be the initials D.H.

GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao confirms that a complaint has been filed. The complaint was filed with the Guam International Airport police.

He further states that GPD and other law enforcement officers do not ask for any payments related to fines.

Hills was a former political candidate who unsuccessfully bid under the Democratic party for a seat in the 2014 Legislature. The following year he attempted to run for Vice Mayor of Agat but did not garner enough votes.

Since the end of his political career, Hills has managed to stay in the spotlight by racking up several criminal offenses.

Current cases against Hills include forgery relative to a fake prescription, conspiracy, possession of a scheduled two controlled substance and two separate theft related offenses, one of which was filed in District Court.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.