Suspected Andersen gate crasher was on pre-trial release

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Andersen Air Force Base (PNC file photo)

The home invasion suspect who was shot dead inside Andersen Air Force Base after he ran from police has had run-ins with the law before. And while authorities have not identified the suspect, a police report ties Anselle Poblete to the crime.

It was businessman Carl Peterson’s home in Ypao which Poblete attempted to gain entry into last week Wednesday, pointing a gun to his face and firing off a shot. But despite being armed, the suspect was not able to enter the home as Peterson, in the heat of the moment, reacted to the intruder’s presence and was able to secure his home’s door.

The suspect’s vehicle, which was captured on surveillance footage, appears to have been the same vehicle pursued by authorities which crashed into the Andersen Air Force Base barriers. The suspect was at large on AAFB for several hours prompting a lock-down of the military base.

It wasn’t until Thursday morning that AAFB PAO SSGT Zachary Bumpus informed the public that the suspect was apprehended and taken to a civilian hospital for treatment.

The suspect subsequently died, as he was shot during an altercation between AAFB security forces after he allegedly stabbed a military security officer during his apprehension.

But it appears that this is not the first time Poblete has assaulted a peace officer or ran from authorities.

Court documents indicate that in March, Poblete assaulted a woman known to him, kicking and punching her at a Dededo home. When police arrived they say that Poblete had requested to talk about the incident away from the woman but as they were walking Poblete made a dash for the house.

Court documents state that police were afraid that he was attempting to retrieve a weapon from the home and gave chase. It was then that Poblete hit the officer in the chest, and according to another officer struck the officer on the shoulder several times.

For this case, he was charged with assault on a peace officer and family violence. This means that Poblete was on pretrial release when he attempted to gain entry into Peterson’s home.

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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.