5 arrested after criminal complaint filed
Guam - The Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division arrested five people Friday night in connection to criminal complaint filed by Josh Cruz. Attorney F. Randall Cunliffe represents Cruz, who was arrested on the morning of April 10, accused of assaulting an individual with a baseball bat at the Royal Gardens Condominiums in Tamuning.
Cunliffe, however, alleges there's a police cover-up because his client was jumped by several individuals at the condo and suffered a broken nose and other severe injuries. As we reported, the magistrate's complaint only accused Cruz of hitting Victor Martinez Ibarra with a bat causing a one-inch cut to his eyebrow. There was no mention that Cruz had been assaulted.
According to a press release issued just after 11 o'clock Friday night, CID agents made the following arrests in connection to this case:
1. Marcos Gabriel Martinez, 23, Mexican, from Tamuning
Public Drunkenness, Rioting, Possession of a Firearm without a Firearms ID, Obstruction of Government Operations, Possession of a Deadly Weapon in the Commission of a Felony, Hindering Apprehension, Falsifying a Police Report, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Facilitation. Booked and confined.
2. Victor Martinez Ibarra, 24, Mexican, from Tamuning
Aggravated Assault, Rioting, Possession of a Deadly Weapon in the Commission of a Felony, Criminal Facilitation, and Making a False Report. Booked and confined.
3. William E. Stinnett III, 25, Caucasian/Chuukese, from Mongmong
Hindering Apprehension, Making a False Report, Obstructing Governmental Functions, and Rioting. Booked and confined.
4. Kenneth Rick Davo-Roberts, 19, Chamorro, from Santa Rita
Aggravated Assault, Rioting, Hindering Apprehension, and Unsworn Falsification. Booked and confined.
5. Derin Joy Santos, 20, Chamorro, from Dededo
Hindering Apprehension and Obstructing Government Operations. She was booked and released.
We should note that the lone female arrested in this case is the daughter of Guam Police Department Captain Kim Santos, who is the District I Commander and oversees the Tumon-Tamuning and Dededo Precincts. We've also learned that one of the male suspects is also Captain Santos' son-in-law.
During KUAM's interview Friday afternoon, Chief of Police Fred Bordallo said an Internal Affairs investigation was being conducted into how the case was handled. Attorney Cunliffe meanwhile said he plans to file an additional complaint with the FBI, alleging some of the suspects may be military police officers.