GUAM BOY HIT BY STRAY NEW YEAR’S BULLET

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By Gina Tabonares

HAGATNA, Guam (Marianas Variety, Jan. 3) – Despite the warnings issued by police against the indiscriminate discharging of firearms, a Dededo, Guam, resident became the victim of a stray bullet during the celebration of New Year’s Eve.

According to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Joe Carbullido, the 13-year-old boy was hit in the foot by a stray bullet that went through the roof of his home in Biradan Sasata, Dededo.

Carbullido said there were no other reported injuries in connection with the New Year’s day celebration .

He said the Dededo police precinct is still investigating the indiscriminate firing incident.

He added that a number of arrests for DUI and public drunkenness were made over the weekend.

Taliea J. Guerrero, 36 was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving after she was observed by PO3 J.E.D. Santo Tomas driving in an irregular manner along Gov. Carlos Camacho Road in Tamuning.

According to Officer Santo Tomas, Guerrero was driving her 1996 Purple Toyota Rav 4 when it swerved to the right then went through the red light at the intersection of Camacho road and Farenholt before drifting into the oncoming lane.

When she was approached by the police officer, Guerrero admitted to drinking a glass of wine but she failed the standard field sobriety test.

Kasteno K. Adan, 31, was seated behind the driver’s seat of a Toyota Camry when he was approached by PO2 J.P. Verango in a traffic accident on Route 10 in Mangilao.

Adan reeked of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and his speech was slurred.

He was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and possession of an open container.

Christopher Richard Redman’s story was different. He was walking in Tumon Bay when he punched and kicked a telephone box.

Redman, who was intoxicated, also pulled the Christmas lights from a telephone box causing the lights to shut off.

He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

January 3, 2006

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