Man arrested for public peace disturbance has outstanding warrants
Freddie Fa’aoso Viliamu was arrested on a public peace disturbance charge last week and when he appeared in court, it was discovered that he had two outstanding arrest warrants from 2012 — both involving charges of robbery.
The first case against Viliamu charges him with second degree robbery, which carries a jail term from five to 15 years, and a stealing charge, which is punishable up to seven years in jail, a fine of up to $20,000, or both fine and jail time. In this matter, Viliamu is being held on bail of $30,000.
According to the government’s case, in July 2012 police received a report from the police station about a robbery. The store owner informed the police that two men had walked into her store, opened the cash register and taken about $600. Both suspects, according to the store owner covered their faces as if they were “ninjas”.
Police spoke to several witnesses who placed Viliamu and his co-defendant at the scene. It’s unclear if the government has charged a co-defendant in this matter.
The second case against Viliamu charges him with two counts of receiving or disposing of stolen property. Each charge carries a jail term of up to seven years, and a fine of up to $5,000. Bail for Viliamu in this case is $10,000.
In January 2012, the Leone High School principal informed the police about a classroom that had been broken into and some items had been stolen. Among the items taken, it’s alleged that five iMac computers were missing along with five keyboards and five hard drives that belonged to the teacher.
According to the government’s case, the police spoke to the suspect in the case, who confirmed that he and three other men had stolen the computers from LHS. He alleged that three of the computers had been_ given to Viliamu.
Police spoke to the Villiamu who admitted that he had sold two computers from the high school to two people, and received $120. Court filings say police spoke to one of the families who had the third computer and they confirmed they had bought one of the computers for $60.
Viliamu will be arraigned in the High Court tomorrow, as he has waived his rights for a preliminary examination hearing in both cases. The preliminary examination hearing is held for the court to determine if the government has sufficient evidence to have the matter bound over to the High Court.