Police Arrest Mother of GW Student for Call That Led to School Lock-downs Wednesday

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Guam – Guam Police have arrested the mother of an 18-year-old male student from George Washington High School on charges of making a false report that led to the lock-downs of M.U. and P.C. Lujan schools on Wednesday.

Guam Police Spokesman A.J. Balajadia released the following information about the arrest:

May 02, 2012 an 18-year-old male student from George Washington High School called the Guam Police Department alleging that his mom was going to be killed. The officer who received the call attempted to get information from the male caller and eventually spoke to 18-year-olds mother. She also alleged that her common-law husband was going to kill her and that an escort was needed to obtain her items. The officer was also told she was possibly en route to M.U. Lujan School but he was unsure since the caller hung up the phone. Numerous “call backs” were made to no avail.

The officer who received the call attempted to get information from the male caller and eventually spoke to 18-year-olds mother. She also alleged that her common-law husband was going to kill her and that an escort was needed to obtain her items. The officer was also told she was possibly en route to M.U. Lujan School but he was unsure since the caller hung up the phone. Numerous “call backs” were made to no avail.

After more calls were made to the phone, the female answered. Details of her last name and location were requested but she refused to cooperate. After the female was told more than once about the school on alleged lock-down status because of her call, she then reluctantly identified herself.

May 03, 2012, 12:45 p.m. the female caller met with officers at the Hagatna Precinct after being summons.

MELANIE DAHILIG WENCESLAO, F/Fil/9-08-74/Chalan Pago, arrest for MAKING A FALSE REPORT and FALSE ALARM. She was booked and confined at the Department of Corrections Women’s Unit in Mangilao.

Ms. Wenceslao stated to the officers that at no time did her common-law husband threaten to kill her or say he was going to kill her and that she “only thought in my head” that he was going to kill her. She also stated that she “did tell” the officer that her common-law husband was going to kill her but that she “did not mean it.”

Ms. Wenceslao was informed that she was the person who initiated the call to police asking for help stating that her common-law husband was going to “kill her.” That GPSS put hundreds of Government of Guam employees, students and emergency personnel on alert, to include the fact that two schools were “shut down”, because of her allegations and that she also mentioned that she was en route to pick up her children at the school after saying her common law threatened to kill her. That the police called her back many times out of concern due to her serious statements and that she received these calls but admitted to purposely ignoring those calls.