Generator, batteries stolen from Docomo cell site

Posted on Aug 08 2019

Photo shows the same type of North Star batteries that were stolen from the Docomo cell site on Capital Hill. (Contributed Photo)

A thief or group of thieves stole a generator and batteries from a Docomo cell site on Capital Hill last Thursday.

Department of Public Safety officers were sent to the site last Aug. 1, 2019, at about 11:37am, in response to a 911 call reporting a burglary and theft incident at the cell site.

Officers arrived at about 11:58am and met with two Docomo employees, who led officers into Docomo’s small storage room at the site. Officers noted that the main door into the room appeared to have been forced open, based on the visible scratch marks and paint chips. Among the items missing were one black-and-red 7,500-kilowatt Briggs and Stratton generator and eight 12-volt red and white North Star batteries.

The officers learned that a security company in Guam received an activated door alarm at the cell site at about 7:45am and called a designated representative on Saipan. At about 9am, the two individuals, who were at another site at that time, received a call about the activated door alarm at the cell site. The two then went to Capital Hill at about 11:30am. After a quick inspection of the site, they called 911 for police assistance.

If you have any information related to this burglary and theft incident, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272. (PR)

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