A suspect tied to a series of robberies in Tamuning, Tumon and Harmon has confessed to police and is now behind bars.
Joshua Palacios is accused of robbing Tai Sho Gameroom and H&A Store, both in Harmon; Winner III Gameroom in Tumon; and the Golden Motel in Tamuning. He was with four men when the incidents occurred.
The other men - Ervin Nekeo Otokichy, 31; Rit Eiren, 31; David Andon; and Kendal Norris McKinney, 23, were brought in and charged by police then booked and confined.
Palacios, however, was at large and purported to be armed and dangerous. Just before 9 a.m. on Sunday, officers from the Guam Police Department’s Dededo Precinct were contacted by an anonymous caller and reported seeing Palacios at a home in Dededo.
Officers from the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct’s Safety and Security Network Unit and Dededo Precinct proceeded to the residence and after a brief search, found Palacios in a wooden shack nearby. He was taken into custody without incident.
There was another man at the home, identified as Jonathan Nick Santos Palacios, 30, of Dededo. He was arrested and charged for hindering apprehension, but was booked and released.
Joshua Palacios, Otokichy and Eiren were charged in Superior Court over the weekend for three counts second degree robbery as a second degree felony.
Otokichy was additionally charged with two counts possessession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Not appearing before magistrates were McKinney and Andon.
According to court documents, $1,880 was taken from Winner III Gameroom; $250 from H&A Store in Harmon; and $190 was taken from the cashier at Golden Motel.
There was no information in the document about Tai Sho Gameroom.
Bail for Otokichy, also known as Denek Eugichi and Denek Eugychi, was set at $150,000. Bail for Eiren was set at $50,000. Their preliminary hearing is Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. There was no information for Palacios.