Two men arrested in separate home invasion attempts

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Guam – Two men are behind bars after two separate home invasions in which both men attempted to break into a home and threatened the residents.

In the first case, Two minors were in a bedroom of the Toto home when Skeim Ray attempted to climb in thrrough their window.

According to court documents, he was able to partially make it through the window when his efforts were thwarted by one of the occupants of the home who was able to pull him out of the window.

The complaint states it was the children’s screams that alerted other family members to the attempted home invasion.

After being pulled out of the window, Ray allegedly tried to fight the person that pulled him out.

Court documents state that Ray fled but later returned armed with a knife or machete in both hands calling the victim out to fight.

Three other individuals were able to stop Ray and make him leave before poloce arrived.

Later that night at a different apartment complex a woman told police that she heard voices outside her window when she looked police say she saw four male individuals attempting to pry her window open.

Before they could do so police arrived causing three of them to run away while Ray was apprehended.

He was charged with home invasion attempted burglary and criminal trespass.

He was booked and confined.

The second home invasiom occurred in Yigo, according to GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao, Steven Cruz attempted to gain entry into his ex-girlfirend’s home using a pick axe.

Police say that Cruz arrived and began making threats of bodily harm demanding to enter the home.

In fear for her life the victim denied entry and had locked herself and her daughter in the bedroom as she called the police.

Cruz then left the home and was later apprehended by police.

Cruz was arrested for Home Invasion, terrorizing, Family Violence and Criminal Mischief.

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.