Guam – Guam Police Spokesman Officer Paul Tapao says that investigators from United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service [NCIS] are working with Guam Police on the Nimitz Hill home invasion this past Saturday during which a woman was bound, gagged and beaten.
The 27 year old woman Caucasian women is still in critical, but stable condition as of Monday afternoon.
Officer Tapao declined to say whether the woman was active duty military. But he did confirm that her husband, who was at work at the time of the incident, is active duty military. And the two roommates who discovered the injured woman at the home where they all lived are also active duty military.
During an interview Monday morning with Patti Arroyo on the K-57 “Patti on the Radio” program, Officer Tapao said that the woman was transferred from Naval Hospital to GMH because there is a visiting neurosurgeon on duty at GMH who is in a better position to treat the woman’s injuries.
Officer Tapao said the suffered from “severe head trauma.”
Tapao said that investigators are “looking for at least 2 individuals,” but GPD does not yet have a description.
“We just looking for any leads that can help us, any tips that any witnesses or neighbors nearby,”said Officer Tapao, “any information that the public can give, is information that we can use.”
“We really need the community to step up and help us with this case,” said Officer Tapao.
Please call the Guam Police Department at 475-8615-7 or the Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP, or text at 688-STOP.
READ the Saturday release from Officer Tapao below:
******GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS**********
Nimitz Hill, Piti: Around 1:30 a.m., Saturday April 20, 2013, a “ROBBERY” complaint was reported to GPD’s Southern Precinct Command.
-According to the complainant, he and his roommate returned to their home at about 1:30 a.m. when they noticed the garage sliding door open, with the interior lights on.
-Immediately they noticed numerous personal items scattered within the entrance by the garage sliding door.
-The two (2) roommates then made a check within their home, when they discovered their other roommate lying on the living room floor, with both her hands bounded and her mouth taped shut, in which they noted their female roommate was unconscious and semi- responsive.
-One of the roommates immediately called 911, where GPD’s Southern Precinct personnel, along with GFD’s medical personnel responded and immediately transported the female victim to Naval Hospital Guam for her injuries sustained.
-The female victim sustained head and facial injuries and is currently being treated at Naval Hospital Guam.
-It was later discovered that two (2) personal laptops were taken from the residence.
The Guam Police’s Criminal Investigation Division were immediately activated and are currently investigating the case which has been kept OPEN and forwarded to CID.
*The Guam Police Department is asking the publics help if they have any information about this case, Please call the Guam Police Department at 475-8615-7. Or the Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP, or text at 688-STOP. Information can also be sent the Crime Stoppers web page at, http://guam.crimestoppersweb.com. Guam Crime Stoppers does NOT use caller ID and you DO NOT have to leave your name.
Paul S.N. Tapao
GPD’s Alternate PIO
Guam Crime Stoppers Coordinator, GPD