SHS student allegedly took meth days before break-in

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Southern High School (PNC file photo)

Guam – The teenage boy who was arrested for breaking into two vehicles at Southern High School allegedly took methamphetamine days prior to the incident. 

According to court documents, two vehicles parked at the school’s auditorium basement parking lot were discovered broken into on May 2 just before lunch.

Information received by authorities that 17-year old SHS student Christian Quinata was in the possession of a firearm prompted the school to place the campus on lock down.

According to court documents, two students said Quinata had in his possession a silver Smith and Wesson 357 revolver and ammunition.

Police questioned Quinata who initially denied being involved with the car burglaries. However, he later told police that he had found the gun in a bag in the parking lot and admitted to breaking into the two vehicles.

Quinata also told police that while in the parking lot, he entered both the black and white Toyota trucks searching for items to steal. He said he only stole some change from the white Toyota, but didn’t take anything from the black Toyota.

Police said after burglarizing the two vehicles, Quinata took the gun and concealed it in a bag. Another student helped Quinata hide the weapon after the school went on lock down.

Quinata hid the gun in the ceiling panels, according to reports.

Authorities charged Quinata with burglary of a motor vehicle; possession of firearms without a firearms ID; illegal possession of a concealed firearm, and; possession of a firearm in a school zone.

He was booked and confined.

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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.