Woman arrested for assaulting police officer


A mother’s concern over her daughter’s unusual behavior prompted her to call police for help.

When police arrived at the Inarajan residence, they noticed Gianna L. D. Mesa talking to herself and approached her to figure out the situation.

Mesa explained to police that she had an argument with her mother but that’s all police were able to gather.

Police stated that Mesa kept veering off subject and speaking rapidly while pacing back and forth.

As Mesa continued to speak incoherently, she also moved her arms and appeared ready to strike or slap police.

Police say Mesa then abruptly began to walk away and disregarded police instructions.

“Defendant then raised her right arm with a closed fist and aggressively approached police officer T. Tomaisiak. Police grabbed her right arm and told her to stop her behavior, to which defendant uttered expletives and insults while trying to break free from police’s grasp,” state court documents.

During the altercation, Mesa grabbed the chains of a swing set pulling it down towards police. No injuries were reported as the swing set missed the officer.

Police were able to handcuff Mesa despite her attempts break free.

Mesa was charged with assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

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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.