Probationer allegedly steals air compressor

Police arrested Thursday a probationer who allegedly stole an air compressor at a residence in Afetnas.

Eric Aguon, 20, was brought to the Superior Court yesterday on a theft charge.

Associate Judge Perry B. Inos released Aguon from the custody of the Department of Corrections in the theft case but remanded him to DOC under the previous criminal conviction.

The Office of Public Defender was appointed to serve as counsel for Aguon.

Police detective Alexander T. Sakisat stated in his report that a police officer responded to a residence in Afetnas where a theft incident allegedly occurred.

Sakisat said that when the officer arrived, a witness pointed to Aguon as having allegedly admitted to going into a house on July 2, 2012, and stealing an air compressor.

Aguon allegedly sold the air compressor to another person.

Last March the Office of the Attorney General asked that Aguon’s probation in a previous assault conviction be revoked after he was arrested on Dec. 18, 2011, for disturbing the peace and for minor consuming alcohol.

According to the Office of Adult Probation, Aguon has not make any payments on his court assessment fee of $100; has an outstanding balance of 492 hours of community work service; and has failed to report to the Community Guidance Center since the date of referral on Nov. 17, 2011.

In October 2010, Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert C. Naraja sentenced the then 18-year-old Aguon to seven years in prison, all suspended except for 18 months, for assaulting a restaurant owner with a rock during a robbery.

By Ferdie de la Torre

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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