Burglary and theft suspect arrested

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(DPS) — On Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at about 10:44 a.m., the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a burglary and theft incident at a business establishment in San Jose, Saipan. Police were dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, police met with the caller who is an employee at the establishment. The caller stated that the incident happened the day prior and they forgot to report it. Police learned that the business establishment had surveillance footage of an unknown male individual making his way through the establishment and searching through the establishment’s drawers.

Jerry Ramon

The caller stated that they realized something was odd when they noticed that only pennies were left in the drawer where they kept their money and coins. The caller stated that two cans of energy drinks and two bottles of water were also missing. When the caller showed officers the surveillance footage, an officer immediately recognized the individual and notified dispatch. Dispatch sent out a description of the suspect and known areas he frequents.

At about 11:41 a.m., an officer conducting patrol, spotted the suspect near the Marianas Visitors Authority building on Beach Road. The officer informed dispatch and met with the suspect. The suspect confessed to the recent burglary and theft incident. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Department of Corrections to be booked and detained. The suspect was later released.

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, Judge Joseph N. Camacho signed and issued an arrest warrant for Jerry Ramon for the charges of burglary and theft with a cash bail set at $10,000. Later that day, at about 6:01 p.m., police arrested Jerry Ramon in San Jose and transferred him to Corrections.

The Department of Public Safety highly encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report an emergency. Police officers are here to help you.

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