Burglary, theft incidents in Papago, Paupau Beach


On Friday, April 24, 2020, at about 6:25am, the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a burglary and theft incident at a private residence located in the village of Papago. Police were dispatched to the scene.

At about 6:32am, police arrived at the residence and met with the caller. The caller led police to the back of the residence where police noticed a 5’ x 10’ window that looked to have been tampered.

Items reported missing from the residence include one Dewalt drill set, one jigsaw (no brand reported), one grinder, one drill with a cord, two battery chargers, and three computer tablets.

DPS would like to remind the public to be diligent when purchasing tools and/or electronic devices from unknown individuals, or online.

Later that day at about 3:25pm, DPS received another 911 call reporting a theft incident that had occurred at Paupau Beach in the village of San Roque. Police were again dispatched to the scene.

At about 3:31pm, police arrived at the scene and met with the caller. The caller told police that about 2pm, they parked their vehicle by the first pavilion to eat lunch. While eating lunch, a white sedan pulled up right next to their vehicle for about a minute before leaving. The caller got back into their vehicle and drove around the island without getting out of their vehicle.

When they decided to make a stop for a drink they noticed their purse was not in the vehicle.

Items reported missing from the vehicle include one brown purse with a brown carrying strap and a gold zipper, one small-sized black leather wallet, one brown and green owl coin purse, one set of keys, one black purse with a gloss black carry handle with a circular design on the front side, one Gucci long-sized wallet, and a few personal identification cards.

The white sedan is described as having the rear passenger door being a different color, possibly gray or brownish primer.

If you or someone you know has any information relating to the two crimes we encourage you to call 911 immediately, or if you wish to remain anonymous you may call the CNMI Crime Stoppers Hotline at 234-7272. Crimestoppers pays up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest. (PR)

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