Woman arrested following high speed chase Sunday night

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A woman with outstanding criminal warrants has been arrested on new allegations of reckless driving, eluding a police officer, and illegal possession of a controlled substance.

32-year-old Maria Therese Sablan Cepeda is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase Sunday night that began about 8:30 p.m. in Windward Hills in Yona and wound through Mangilao, Barrigada and back to Yona at the Tank Farm about 45 minutes later.

Video posted on various social media platforms show as many as 5 patrol cars pursuing a white Toyota Forerunner through the Tri-Intersection in Barrigada.

Other social media posts show the chase at various other points along the route, including a video showing the Toyota and police vehicle stuck in the mud at the Tank Farm.

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Authorities say that Cepeda has four outstanding warrants for criminal felonies dating back to 2009. In one of the cases she is accused of attempting to elude police on a stolen bike in Agat.

Cepeda was booked and confined.

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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.