Vehicle collides with patrol car; driver flees the scene

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Two Guam police officers sustained minor injuries after a vehicle struck their patrol car and then fled the scene this morning.

Guam police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says it happened just before 10:30 a.m. outside the new Central Precinct Command on Route 4 in Sinajana.

It tied up traffic in the area for more than an hour.

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Sgt. Tapao said a person of interest has been identified and they are looking for him now.

“It was determined that it was more now leaning towards an aggravated assault or assault on police officers,” Tapao said.

The initial crash happened in the precinct parking lot. Tapao could not say what motivated it. The vehicle then fled and struck another car on Route 4.

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“We have identified a person of interest and we are exhausting all our personnel resources or utilizing our personal time in locating this individual,” Tapao said.

The two officers that were in the police cruiser suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

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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.