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Armed Robbery
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:38

On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at approximately 1811hrs, DPS Central Dispatch received a call of an Armed Robbery at the Star Poker establishment along Beach Road just north of Quartermaster Road. According to witness accounts, the individual arrived at the establishment, forced their way into the cashier’s room brandishing a sharp object and demanded money. The individual took a reported $541.00 in US currency and fled the establishment.

The individual is described as a male, 5’9”, wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans. The individual was described as light complected and was wearing a black wig.

The Department of Public Safety is seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending this individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the Department of Public Safety or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 670-664-9001 or 670-234-7272.


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Dead Person (Suicide)
Thursday, 22 January 2015 18:10

On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 at about 1359hrs, DPS Central Dispatch received a call for assistance in As Matuis. Police officers arrived on scene and observed a female individual laying on the couch of the residence and appeared to be unresponsive. DPS Fire Medics arrived on scene and transported the victim to CHC for treatment.

Initial investigation determined that the victim had hung herself in an out building of the residence. The victim was found by family members who moved her into the residence and onto the couch.


Robert, Samantha Borja
Gender: Female
DOB: January 27, 1994 (20 years)
Injuries: Pronounced deceased by Dr. Rohringer at CHC due to asphyxia caused by hanging.

The Department of Public Safety, Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating this incident that is currently classified as a suicide.

Automobile Crash/DUI
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 13:05

The Department of Public Safety received a call of an Automobile Crash on January 21, 2015 at approximately 0718hrs. The crash occurred on Airport Road, at the intersection to the Commuter Terminal of the Saipan International Airport. Upon arrival, Police Officers from the DPS Traffic Section observed a male individual laying on the roadway next to a moped. The individual was being treated by Priority Care medical staff who were in the area. The individual was transported to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation by DPS Fire Medics for treatment of his injuries.  Commonwealth Ports Authority officers assisted DPS with traffic control.

Through investigation it was concluded that the operator of the moped lost control on the wet roadway while attempting to turn onto the commuter terminal entrance drive at Saipan International Airport while on his way to work. It was determined that the operator was not
wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The operator will face charges of Reckless Driving and Driving Under the Influence in reference to this crash.


DOB – 03/18/1987 (27)
Injuries: Suffered a concussion and laceration on head. Being held at CHC for treatment and

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:07
Automobile Crash
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:10

The Department of Public Safety received a call of an Automobile Crash on January 20, 2015 at approximately 1726hrs. The crash occurred on Flame Tree Road, near the airport. Upon arrival, Ofc. Aldan from the DPS Traffic Section observed a small sedan next to a tree off of the side of the roadway. Through his investigation, Ofc. Aldan concluded that the female driver was driving too fast for the road conditions, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and drive off the roadway into the grass. Once in the grass, the vehicle was unable to stop and collided with a nearby tree. Due to the impact of the sedan onto the tree, the airbags within the vehicle deployed.

The female driver was checked by DPS Fire Medics and transported to CHC for treatment. The victim was the only passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Angui, Dania
DOB – 11/02/1998 (16)
Injuries: Minor contusions caused by the safety belt

Missing Person
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 03:10

The Department of Public Safety is asking the public’s assistance in locating the following individual:


Zhi Yuan Li

DOB: 08/24/1971

Age: 43 

Last seen: 01/17/2015



The Department of Public Safety was notified on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:56PM of a possible missing person. Li was last seen on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at around 11AM in Puerto Rico.

The Department of Public Safety is actively investigating this complaint and any updates will be released periodically. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of this individual is asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 670-664-9001 or Crime Stoppers at 670-234-7272.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:44
Recovered Body
Saturday, 03 January 2015 18:45

On January 3rd, 2015 at approximately 1518hrs, a body was recovered in the waters surrounding Forbidden Island. The body was found approximately 15-25 feet from the cave area. The body was under water and appeared to had been stuck in a gap in the rocks. The body has been positively identified as 16-year old Timothy Wesley who was swept from the cave area on January 2nd, 2015. The body was identified by Timothy`s father and uncle at the Smiling Cove Marina at 1639hrs. Timothy was transported to the Commonwealth Healthcare Center and was pronounced dead at 1647hrs by Dr. Kotheimer.

The Department of Public Safety along with the United States Coast Guard, DPS Fire Search and Rescue, United States Department of the Navy, Commonwealth Ports Authority, and the CNMI Office of Homeland Security and Emergency have discontinued the search efforts after the discovery of Timothy’s body

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 00:25