Suspect in 2019 burglary case arrested after DWI stop

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

A suspect in a 2019 burglary case has been arrested after he was initially stopped by police for DWI.

Preliminary police reports suggest that officers assigned to the Southern Precinct Command conducted a traffic stop in the Agat area on Tuesday and arrested 42-year-old Paul Switer Ezra, for the following offenses:

-Driving While Impaired
-Possession of an Open Container
-No Driver’s License and
-Defective Brake Lights

Through the course of the DWI investigation, officers learned through the Law Enforcement Records Management System, that Mr. Ezra was a suspect in a 2019 burglary case. He was later transported to the Southern Precinct Command for further interview regarding the 2019 burglary case.

While at the Southern Precinct Command, officers learned that Mr. Ezra was identified as the suspect in a burglary complaint that occurred on April 16, 2019, at the Shogun Tempan Restaurant in Tumon.

According to GPD spokesman Paul Tapao, Ezra was later arrested for burglary. He was subsequently booked and confined at the Department of Corrections.

The case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.