On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at about 7:21am, the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a burglary and theft incident at The Shack restaurant in San Jose, Saipan.
At the scene, police met with the owner of the establishment who showed police a shattered window, along with surveillance footage of the suspect breaking into the establishment. After a quick inventory, items reported missing include: $350, about 30 pieces of black T-shirts with the establishment’s name printed on the shirts, and an Android cellphone.
Later that day, the caller managed to get a ping of the last location of the cellphone, which was located along Ellegh Avenue in San Jose. Police drove over to the area but did not see any individual using a cellphone.
On Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, police were conducting routine patrol through San Jose when they noticed an individual exit the Friendly Market store and get into a vehicle wearing a T-shirt that matched the description from a recent case. Police followed the vehicle to a San Jose motel where the operator exited the vehicle along with a female passenger. Both individuals were wearing the same print design T-shirts. Police got down and interviewed the two, who told them that Dionisio Jr. Angui Ray had given them the shirts. Police were able to procure a total of 11 black printed T-shirts and a cellphone that matched the description. Upon further investigation, Dionisio Jr. Angui Ray and Manex Nimwes were both arrested in connection with the burglary and theft case.
On Sept. 17, 2020, Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio issued a Rule-5 for both individuals with bail set at $10,000 each. Both were served while detained in DOC.
The CNMI Department of Public Safety encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report a crime, emergency, or disturbance. Our officers are here to keep you and your family safe. (PR)