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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Nuuuli with a long criminal history entered into a plea bargain with the government during court proceedings last week. Tavita Lago, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including two counts of third degree assault, resisting...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing and burglary was arrested again on the allegation he violated local drug laws. Iasoni Moana was a passenger in a pick-up truck that was pulled over by police two weekends ago in Malaeimi where a glass pipe containing a white...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted of stealing was released from custody last week, after the High Court determined that the 12 months he served at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), to await sentencing, was enough. Pule Uati, under a plea agreement with the government,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man suspected of burglarizing the home of an Asian couple in Tafuna has been charged with interfering with a police investigation. Makesi Atonio is facing two misdemeanor charges: public peace disturbance and interfering with a police investigation. He made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Court has ordered a young man to find a place to live, to avoid future problems between him and his father. Fred Vaaliu was arrested by police last week from his home in Tafuna, after police assistance was sought by his father, who accused his son of making...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was charged with disturbing the public peace (PPD) after he allegedly shouted threats and the Samoan War Cry (faaumuumu) at the Bowling Alley last month. Patrick Vailoa made his initial appearance in court last month where he is scheduled to appear again next month...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Tafuna who, along with a co-defendant broke into a store in Tafuna and stole about $1,000 worth of goods — none of which was recovered — was ordered by the court last week to pay restitution of $1,000 to the store, after he serves 28 months at the Territorial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sentencing for Faresi Pa’au in High Court is set for next month. He has already pled guilty, under a plea agreement, to felony stealing. Paau was initially charged with first-degree robbery; but under the plea agreement, read in court during a change of plea hearing, and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men are now being charged in connection with the alleged brutal beating of a third man in Tafuna two months ago. The two men, Iona Valaau and Ieti Ameko, also known as “JET” Ameko made their initial appearances in District Court last month. Valaau and Ameko are each...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stealing a vehicle from a home in the Tafuna area was arrested after the matter was reported to police by the owner of the vehicle, his ex-girlfriend. Mase Alaese made his initial appearance in Court last month. Alaese is charged with 1st degree burglary...

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