Vehicle ID fraud lands man in lockup - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Vehicle ID fraud lands man in lockup

Posted: Updated:
 by Krystal Paco

Guam - 37-year-old Leo Cruz Santiago was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and fraudulent vehicle identification.

According to court documents, Santiago was pulled over in Tamuning when police observed his car didn't have a front license plate. During the pull over, officers observed Santiago was acting suspicious and had a cylindrical object protruding from his pocket which he identified as his pipe.

In the pipe, officers found residue that appeared to be methamphetamine in addition to plastic baggies with more suspected crystalmeth, $930 in cash, and a digital scale and scissors among other drug paraphernalia.

Santiago admitted he used drugs, but denied selling ice. He reportedly told officers he had been smoking since 1996 on a weekly basis. He admitted that the extra baggies in the car where used to help him "budget" his consumption and that he kept a scale to avoid being "shorted" when he purchased "ice."

Santiago was booked and confined.
  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Suspect found hiding in mango tree

    Suspect found hiding in mango tree

    Police found one suspect hiding at the top of a mango tree after officers responded to a break-in at a Merizo home early today. 27-year-old Craig Christian Nauta and Nate Lujan are charged burglary and criminal trespass.

    More >>

    Police found one suspect hiding at the top of a mango tree after officers responded to a break-in at a Merizo home early today. 27-year-old Craig Christian Nauta and Nate Lujan are charged burglary and criminal trespass.

    More >>
  • Adelup sends FOIA request for senatorial travel

    Adelup sends FOIA request for senatorial travel

    In another hopeful effort get the issue of improving the Guam Memorial Hospital moving forward, the Calvo Administration sent out a Freedom of Information Act request to the speaker's office requesting info on medical travel for senators from the 32nd, 33rd and 34th Guam Legislature's. Adelup officials saying they want a better understanding of which senators receive regular medical treatment at off-island facilities. This they say may answer the question why there has been no public...More >>
    In another hopeful effort get the issue of improving the Guam Memorial Hospital moving forward, the Calvo Administration sent out a Freedom of Information Act request to the speaker's office requesting info on medical travel for senators from the 32nd, 33rd and 34th Guam Legislature's. Adelup officials saying they want a better understanding of which senators receive regular medical treatment at off-island facilities. This they say may answer the question why there has been no public...More >>
  • Guam gets grant for sex offender registration

    Guam gets grant for sex offender registration

    More than $300,000 the US Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing awarded Guam that much in grant money. The Guam Judicial Branch will get the funding to run the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. It will assist the local courts in developing and enhancing the sex offender registration and notification programs.More >>
    More than $300,000 the US Department of Justice Office of Sex Offender Sentencing awarded Guam that much in grant money. The Guam Judicial Branch will get the funding to run the Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. It will assist the local courts in developing and enhancing the sex offender registration and notification programs.More >>
Powered by Frankly