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Juvenile arrested for theft of alcohol in Garapan, Saipan
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:31

On Monday, January 20, 2020, at about 4:15 a.m., the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a theft complaint at a 24-hour business establishment located in Garapan, stating that the suspect was still inside the establishment. Police were dispatched to the scene.

At about 4:20 a.m., a patrol unit arrived at the establishment and met with one of the employees, the employee stated that the suspect just fled the scene and is hiding in the neighboring building. The witness told police that the suspect was using a black polo and khaki colored long pants. A few police officers went over to conduct a quick search as another officer questioned the witnesses. After a few minutes officers found the suspect matching the description hiding in an alley way.

Witnesses in the establishment told police that the suspect walked into the establishment and headed straight for the alcohol section, the suspect grabbed a bottle of vodka and began consuming it. The witnesses in the establishment told the suspect that he could not do that. The suspect then walked towards the bag of chips section before opening one bag and fleeing from the store.

When police questioned the suspect, the suspect stated that he walked around the village, looking for vehicles with unlocked doors, to look for money before going into the store. Officers later found that the suspect in this case was a minor, he was then brought to the Commonwealth Health Care Corporation (CHCC) before being transported to the Department of Corrections (DOC) where he was booked and detained.

The CNMI Department of Public Safety reminds the public to secure your vehicle and to remove any valuables from the vehicle before leaving it unattended. If you see a suspicious individual looking through a vehicles windows or trying to get into a vehicle, please don’t hesitate and call 911 to report it. If you would like to remain anonymous please call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272.

 
UPDATE: Report of suspicious vehicle in Dan Dan, Saipan Area
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:30

On January 10, and 12, 2020, the CNMI Department of Public Safety received separate reports of two (2) attempted kidnapping incidents in the village of Dan Dan, Saipan. Police were dispatched to the scene and met with the callers to entertain the reports.

Police patrol units were immediately dispatched to the reported area on both dates to conduct a thorough sweep within the village as they were on the look out for a suspicious silver/gray sedan. On both occasions police were unable to locate the described vehicle.

Police followed up with both callers and victims on separate occasions, and it was concluded that both reports were false and did not occur.

If you or someone you know have encountered suspicious vehicles in your property or around your village, we encourage you not to call 911 to report it. If you would like to remain anonymous please call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272.

 
UPDATE: Autopsies completed on victims of recent cases
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:21

On Tuesday, January 14, 2019, Autopsies were conducted on the bodies of recent cases. Autopsies were conducted by Dr. Rachel Lange who flew in from Hawaii, Dr. Lange has been a medical examiner for ten (10) years, and previously conducted her practice in New York. 

Update on the December 13, 2019, case of two (2) females found unresponsive at San Antonio, Saipan. Dr. Lange has confirmed that the cause of death was due to a gunshot on both victims, ruling it as a homicide. The bodies of the victims will be released back to the family, pending their arrival back on the island.

Update on the November 25, 2019, case of a decomposed body found near Bird Island, Marpi. Dr. Lange classified the cause of death as undetermined, due to the advanced state of decomposition. Dr. Lange did indicate that the victim did have a fractured clavicle  and several fractured rib bones on his right side, which are consistent injuries of a fall. It was also indicated that the victim’s body was in the water for sometime. The identity of the victim is still unknown as there are no missing person reports and no dental or medical records available to be compared to. Although, an X-ray of the victim’s teeth and DNA have been documented, should any records be shared for comparison in the future.

The CNMI Department of Public Safety highly encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report an emergency. Our officers are here to help you.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2020 11:24
 
DPS asking the public to be aware of a suspicious Blue Nissan Versa
Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:45

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at about 12:30 p.m., the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a criminal mischief complaint at a residence located in Papago, Saipan. Police were dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, police met with the caller who lives in the home and wanted to report a suspicious vehicle that was backed up and parked in front of his home. The owner of the home returned home and immediately noticed a Blue colored Nissan Versa with its front and back plates covered with a black tape. The vehicle had light tint and the suspect wore a black hooded jacket. After a quick inventory of the home, the owner reported nothing stolen but, was relieved he arrived home at the right time. 

Since then the DPS has been receiving several calls reporting a suspicious blue colored Nissan Versa with its front and back plates covered with black tape. Police are patrolling the islands roadways and need your help, if you see a blue colored Nissan Versa, feel free to call 911 and report its whereabouts. 

This case remains on going, if you or someone you know are victims of a similar incident or have encountered suspicious vehicles in your property, please don’t hesitate and call 911 to report it. If you would like to remain anonymous please call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at

Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2020 11:35
 
Individual arrested for Stalking and Disturbing the Peace
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:15

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at around 10:40 a.m., two female individuals walked into the CNMI Department of Public Safety to file a complaint of stalking at her residence located in southern Garapan along Beach Road, Saipan.

The victim stated that she had seen a male individual roam outside her home on several occasions. Worried of her safety, the victim installed security cameras around her home. One day after work the victim reviewed the security footage, and saw a male individual roam outside her home before taking one of her undergarments from the clothesline. 

On Friday, January 10, 2020, police met with the suspect, who admitted to taking the victims undergarment from the clothesline sometime on January 6, 2020. Police arrested Renato P. Gaviola, and transported him to the department of corrections where he was booked and detained. Following his arrest, a Rule 5 Declaration was processed and signed by Honorable Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio on January 11, 2020, at about 11:15 a.m., with bail set at $5,000.00 USD. The document was served to Gaviola at 11:53 a.m.

This case remains on going, if you or someone you know are victims of a similar incident, please don’t hesitate and call 911 to report it. If you would like to remain anonymous please call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272.

 

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2020 11:34
 
Update on recent auto collision in Puerto Rico, Saipan
Monday, 23 December 2019 15:28

On Monday, December 16, 2019, at about 7:55 p.m., the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting an auto collision that occurred in Puerto Rico, Saipan. Police were dispatched to the scene.

Police arrived on scene and confirmed the report. At the scene police observed two (2) stationary vehicles with extensive damages. All occupants were transferred to the Commonwealth Healthcare Center (CHCC) for treatment.

Police made their way to CHCC and learned that the two (2) female occupants of the beige Toyota Highlander sustained minor injuries, received treatment and was released. However, the sole occupant of the other vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries where he was admitted to CHCC’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

On December 20, 2019, doctors notified police that the individual who was admitted to CHCC’s  ICU had passed. Dr. Tanuja Edvalson pronounced the victim dead at 11:50 p.m., on December 19, 2019 due to sudden cardiac arrest due to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle crash. 

This crash incident marks the CNMI’s 2nd traffic fatality fo the year 2019.

This case is under further investigation to determine if speed was a factor to the crash. No alcohol was involved in this crash.

The CNMI Department of Public Safety highly encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report a crash, crime, or an emergency. Our officers are here to help you

 

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2019 15:30
 

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