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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of threatening her ex-boyfriend and another female was arrested and held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) to await her first court appearance. Katelina lona made her initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea this week...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who is on probation was sentenced to 165 days at the TCF for resisting arrest. According to court records, Iakopo Talalelei put up a struggle when officers tried to handcuff him. He appeared in court last week for sentencing. When given the chance to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi with a lengthy criminal record has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Elliott Siaumau Jr., 36, appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse last week for sentencing. He was initially charged in 4 separate cases. In the first case, Siaumau Jr., was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was stopped for speeding, found not to have a driver’s license, and when apprehended, allegedly punched and kicked a police officer while resisting arrest, had further bad luck when the vehicle he was driving was searched at the police station, and illegal...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has dismissed the government’s case against a DPS detective accused of resisting arrest when several officers tried to calm him while he pointed a gun to his head in a suicidal act. Det. Justin Thomsen, who was charged with one count...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A DPS detective accused of resisting arrest when several officers tried to calm him down while he pointed a gun to his head in a suicidal act was arrested Monday night. Det. Justin Thomsen made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea yesterday morning. He is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was out on a $200 bond is back in custody for a matter in High Court. James Taito is set to appear in District Court Thursday, Feb. 21 for a pretrial conference. The date coincides with his scheduled appearance in High Court for a separate matter. Taito is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man who is on probation was sentenced by the District Court to 134 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after being convicted of resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. According to court records, Methodist Kuka put up a struggle when...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who was released by the District Court on his own recognizance last month after he entered a not guilty plea to third degree assault, property damage and trespass, is back in court for the same thing. Mark Alesana is being charged with six misdemeanors...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man who pushed a cop and then kicked the officer's hands while he was trying to place handcuffs on him appeared in District Court yesterday morning for his pretrial conference. Tise Sau has pled guilty to resisting arrest. He was initially charged with third...