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Unexploded Ordinance Detonation
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:56AM

This is to inform the general public that the Department of Public Safety will be blocking off the northern part of the island, from Marpi north, on May 1, 2014 from approximately 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The purpose of this blockage is to dispose of the collection of unexploded ordinance that has been collected by the Department of Public Safety Explosive Response Team.

We are requesting all visitors to these popular areas of the island make arrangements to visit either in the morning before the 12:00pm deadline or after the operation has completed at 3:00pm.

Anyone with questions can contact the Explosives Response Team Operational Supervisor, Sgt. Anthony I. Macaranas at (670) 483-5818.

 
Proclamation Signing
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:00AM

The Department of Public Safety will be joining Governor Inos and others at the Multi-Purpose building in Susupe on April 23, 2014 at 9:30am for the signing of the Proclamation to kick off the 2014 Public Safety Awareness Month. Please join the members of the Department of Public Safety for the kick off of this amazing event!

 
Arson Deaths Update
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 04:20PM

The autopsies on each of the victims in the As Gonna fire were completed by Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Aurelio Espinola. Dr. Espinola’s finding is that both victims died due to asphyxiation from soot and carbon monoxide inhalation as a result of the house fire. The Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating this case, still believed to be arson. This case is also being treated as a homicide at this time.

In regards to the initial reports about the blunt force trauma to the male victim’s head; Due to what appeared to be a wound from trauma on the victim’s head, investigators believed that the male subject suffered from blunt force trauma to the head. Dr. Espinola was unable to find any evidence of blunt force trauma to the victim’s skull, thus ruling out this initial finding.

The Department of Public Safety is asking that anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation or the Department of Public Safety – Commonwealth State Police Division.

 
 
Arson Deaths
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 04:04PM

Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help for an Arson and two (2) dead persons incident.

On Sunday February 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm, the Department of Public Safety received an emergency call of a residence on fire located within As Gonno. Preliminary observations made by first responders indicate that upon arrival, a tin structured house was completely engulfed in flames. Fire Fighters suppressed the fire within minutes and discovered two human remains completely charred.

A family member (witness) of one of the victims interviewed at scene, received a phone call from one of the victims prior to the incident being reported. The male victim asked the family member to head over to the victim's house right away. Approximately four minutes later, the witness arrived at the victim's home and discovered the tin house on fire.

Further investigation and Crime Scene processing revealed Arson was involved. The male victim showed what appears to be signs of blunt trauma to his head. The female's injuries were unknown at the time. Both bodies were charred as a result of the fire.

Victims:
1. Guo Huang Xu, male Chinese, age 40
2. Qing Xiu Zheng, Female Chinese, age 38


Both victims were farmers and resided at the area. This case is actively being investigated pending an autopsy. Investigators suspect foul play.

DPS and Crime Stoppers need your help. Please contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272 should you want to remain anonymous or use our website at www.nmicrimestoppers.net Crime stoppers pays up to $1,000.00 for any information leading to an arrest. It pays to call.

 
Last Updated on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 04:06PM
 
Papago Drowning
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 04:02PM

On February 20, 2014 at approximately 1452hrs, DPS received a 911 call about a drowning at a residential pool. The victim was transported to the Commonwealth Health Center by DPS Fire Medics. It is reported that the DPS Fire Medics attempted to resuscitate the victim but were unsuccessful; the victim was pronounced dead. The 17 month old male victim drowned in the pool at the residence in Papago where he resided. The child was under the supervision of his mother at the time of incident. Due to the nature of the incident, the victim and the family’s information will not be released at this time. The Division of Youth Services is currently investigation this incident.

 
 
San Antonio Crash
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:10AM

On February 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm, Traffic Officers were dispatched to respond to an auto crash in San Antonio on Beach Rd in front of Pak Pak Beach Park. Officer Smith and Officer Hurst arrived on scene to investigate.

PRELMINARY INVESTIGATIONS:

Officer Smith and Officer Hurst arrived on scene and observed a blue Mazda RX 8 severely damaged in front of the restroom at Pak Pak Beach park. After interviewing witnesses at the scene, it was determined that the blue Mazda RX 8 and a second vehicle, a Red Honda Prelude, were racing on the highway. The blue Mazda RX 8 suddenly applied its brakes and lost control in the gravel on the side of the road, causing it to crash into the concrete restroom building. The driver of the blue Mazda RX 8 was transported to CHC for treatment and was subsequently released hours later with only minor abrasions on the left arm. Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Officer Adrian Mendiola arrived to further investigate the cause of the crash. The driver of the blue Mazda RX 8 was a 17 year old female and the driver of the red Honda Prelude was a 19 year old male. Both drivers are acquaintances.

CONCLUSION:

After further investigation, Officer Mendiola was able to determine that speed was a factor in the cause of the crash. This case if pending further investigation with formal charges being sought on the drivers of both vehicles.