Police continue to pursue individuals who assisted murder suspect

Jerome Camacho Cruz

Police continue to pursue individuals who assisted murder suspect Ronat Chutaro with avoiding capture.

A week after police issued a wanted notice for Jerome Cruz, he surrendered to Superior Court Marshals.

Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says Cruz was later arrested for offenses of hindering apprehension and a warrant of arrest.

Cruz was wanted in connection with Ronat Chutaro, the suspect police say is responsible for the stabbing death of Arthur Wakuk.

Police have stated that a number of individuals assisted Ronat avoid arrest by providing him food, clothing, and transportation.

Details of the assistance Cruz provided to Ronat have not been disclosed at this time.

Police are now searching for 18-year-old Kopich Chutaro, also known as “Osama.”

Kopich is wanted for questioning by the Guam Police Department regarding the aggravated assault complaint involving Ronat.

Kopich is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kopich Chutaro is encouraged to call police at 472-8911.

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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.