Four charged for theft of weapons
13 November, 2017, 12:00 am
MARIANAS VARIETY – Four young men were charged with a total of 10 felonies filed by the FSM national government in Weno.
The charges are related to the theft of firearms, ammunition, a laptop and other items from the Chuuk headquarters of the FSM National Police on October 12.
Morgan Alex Serious, Kthree Mataichy, Limo Elimo, and a 16-year-old defendant are charged with the crimes.
Police arrested the defendants, one of whom is the son of the Chuuk governor. The State and National Leadership Conference was taking place in Chuuk at the time.
The affidavit of probable cause by the investigating officer says that fingerprint evidence, eyewitness reports and confessions by some of the defendants support the criminal information filed by the national government.
The affidavit claims that on the evening of October 12, Elimo drove the three others to the complex where the national police have an office.
The three others jumped over a retaining wall behind the complex and opened a sliding glass window and unlocked the back door.
Once inside they broke into locked cabinets and through locked doors.
They stole a laptop computer, handguns, ammunition, “long guns” (.22 caliber rifles), police uniform items, a satellite phone, handcuffs, car keys to police vehicles, and other items.
Some of the weapons are used by national police for the discharge of their duties.
Some were being stored as evidence for outstanding criminal cases.