Suspected Rapist arrested following car chase

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Guam – Shots were fired in Talafofo Friday night as police boxed in alleged sexual predator, Benjamin Jessie Pablo.

Three days prior a woman was sexually assaulted at Ipan Beach Park and her black toyota Camry stolen by the perpetrator.

We now know that suspect to be Pablo.

According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt Paul Tapao, they received information that the stolen vehicle was seen within the village.

Working on that tip officers patrolled the area spotting a black Toyota Camry with different plates matching the description of the stolen vehicle.

Officers found the plates to be fraudulent. When officers attempted to pull over Pablo he ran leading police on a car chase through the village.

Police say Pablo lost control of the car running it off the roadway.

“As officers approached the vehicle, the operator began reeving the subject vehicle’s engine and began backing in attempts to flee, subsequently colliding with a police cruiser. During this period, an officer fired shots at the subject vehicle as it posed a threat to the safety of the officers on scene,” stated Tapao.

Pablo allegedly then fled the vehicle into the jungle area of AS Lucas street.

But he didn’t get far as police were able to subdue him.

Pablo was taken into custody by detectives of GPD’s Domestic Assault Response Team and transported to GPD Headquarters in Tiyan for an interview.

He was arrested on charges of 1st degree CSC; 2nd Degree CSC; 1st degree Robbery; Felonious Restraints; Aggravated Assault; Assault with Intent to Commit CSC; Terrorizing; Possession of a Stolen Vehicle; Eluding a Police Officer; Assault on a Police Officer; Reckless Driving; Fraudulent Use of a License Plate and No Driver’s License.

He was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.