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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a black pick-up truck pulled over by police officers two months ago for failure to stop at a stop sign is now charged with violating local drug laws. The pick-up almost collided with another vehicle. Ben Lokeni, a 40-year old male from Vaitogi, was taken...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested last month after he allegedly stabbed a man with a kitchen knife he had hidden in his back bag, he has also been charged for illegal drugs that police discovered in his possession. Asovale Tala’i made his initial appearance in court last month. He is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her with a knife was arrested by police and charged with assault involving domestic violence. However, when the defendant was apprehended, cops discovered illegal drugs in his possession. (Samoa News has chosen...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old man who has a pending matter in the Family, Drug and Alcohol (FDA) court was arrested last month and charged with criminal contempt, along with violating local drug laws. According to the government's case, police got a call for assistance in Iliili,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was apprehended by police after he allegedly tried to damage the door of a vehicle parked on the side of the road last month. During his arrest, cops discovered a glass pipe containing methamphetamine (meth) inside his pocket. Faalogo Arona made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man who is on probation for 12 months was arrested last month on the allegation that he assaulted his neighbor while he was intoxicated. Viliamu Ioane made his initial appearance two weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault, trespass, resisting...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who allegedly slashed two tires on his wife's truck has been arrested and charged with third degree property damage. Michael Tivoli made his initial appearance in District Court last week, where he entered a 'not guilty' plea to the single charge against him. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man accused of punching a 13-year-old boy and then striking him with a piece of wood has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Sene Aleki, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $5,000 surety bond appeared before the court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Norman Auelua, a 29-year-old man who assaulted another male using a machete was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail, as part of his 12-month probation during his sentencing this week. The court pointed out that Auelua’s action was severe and that while overly intoxicated...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 47-year-old man who called police to report that a group of men were trying to assault him was later arrested on the allegation that he and his friend assaulted another man. Filipo Amosa made his initial appearance last month in court where his bail was set at $10,000...

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