Teen admits to GW High burglaries

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A teenager who was arrested and charged as an adult for burglary told authorities that he was also involved in several burglaries at the George Washington High School.

16-year-old Timo Daniel Palik was arrested on May 19 for several vehicle burglaries in Mangilao. Juvenile Investigation detectives later found that Palik illegally broke and entered GW High School six separate times.

Palik told officers that he, along with other minors, committed the crimes.

Police say that the first incident happened on March 6th and that Bose speakers, a guitar, and a machete were stolen from classrooms.

During the second incident, a classroom and the school’s student resource and principal’s offices were damaged.

The third incident involved two classrooms being set on fire. Police say when Palik was questioned about the fire, he became emotional and said another minor had caused the fire by using a lighter to burn papers in one of the classrooms.

Palik was booked and confined on charges of burglary, arson, theft of property attempted theft of property, and criminal mischief. No other arrests involving the identified minors were disclosed.

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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.