2 beaten in home invasion


A young woman and a minor were beaten during an alleged home invasion in San Vicente that was reported last Sunday.

According to Tom Blas, Department of Public Safety captain assigned to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, his home was invaded midday on Sunday when most of his family were out.

A DPS press release stated that another individual was also beaten but was able to flag down a passing police car by the road near the residence in San Vicente.

Blas, a former DPS spokeperson, said in a quick interview that his daughter was at home with a few children, but the children had left for a confraternity of Christian doctrine class at the San Vicente Church that is right behind their home.

Blas said he is not sure exactly what time, but in the hours that his daughter was alone at home, a person invaded their home and beat up his daughter.

As of 11am yesterday, Blas said his daughter was stable, but was still at the hospital receiving attention for the bruises she sustained in the attack.

According to sources, the victim is a young woman, in her early 20s, and the minor individual who was also beaten is about 14.

In the DPS press release, it said that DPS received a call at about 3:43pm last Sunday, reporting a disturbance that was in progress at San Vicente.

At about 3:49pm, a police vehicle made its way toward the reported residence when an individual flagged them down by the side of the road. The individual told police that they were struck with an object that knocked them out but they later regained consciousness.

At about 3:52pm, the second police vehicle arrived and made its way toward the residence where officers met with the victim who made the call.

Officers learned that the female victim was asleep when she was awakened by the weight of a person over her.

The victim told police that she fought back as the suspect hit her several times but she then lost consciousness.

The victim said that, once she regained consciousness, she called 911 for assistance.

The victim was taken to the Commonwealth Health Center where she was seen and admitted. The victim reportedly remains stable and responsive.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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