Cop sentenced to a year for criminal mischief

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A police officer who allegedly damaged the window of a gaming arcade was given a suspended sentence of one year.

Vinnie Saures Inos Jr., 22, who pleaded guilty to criminal mischief (misdemeanor), was sentenced to one year in prison, all suspended except for one day that he was given credit for already serving.

Inos was immediately placed on supervised probation following the sentencing hearing on Tuesday last week and will remain in supervised probation for three years.

While on probation, Inos is also required to serve 60 hours of community service, pay off a $1,000 fine, $25 court fee, and $120 per year in probation fee.

Restitution of $250 to the Orchid Poker Room and Rainbow Room has already been paid.

Inos is also prohibited from having any contact with the gaming establishment and is prohibited from consuming any alcohol or illegal substance.

Inos was initially charged with two counts of criminal mischief, one being a felony, but upon accepting the prosecution’s plea agreement, he was only charged with one count of criminal mischief and it was amended from criminal mischief (felony) to criminal mischief (misdemeanor).

According to court information, on Sept. 12, 2018, Inos threw objects at the the window of Orchid Poker Room and Rainbow Room, damaging them.

Inos said he was drunk and angry at that time.

Kimberly Bautista | 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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