Man with outstanding warrants from 2017-18 arrested for breaking into vehicles
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with two outstanding bench warrants from the High Court was arrested for allegedly trying to break into a vehicle at the LBJ parking lot last month.
Silipa Lologa made his initial appearance in District Court two weeks ago where the court ordered him to be released on his own recognizance under certain conditions, including making all of his court appearances and being in close contact with his attorney, Assistant Public Defendant Bob Stuart.
Lologa is being charged with attempted stealing and public peace disturbance, both class A misdemeanors.
According to the government’s case, an eyewitness contacted police from the LBJ parking lot Thursday afternoon, reporting that someone was trying to break into a parked vehicle.
Several police officers arrived and found Lologa near the scene. While processing him for booking, police officers discovered that the defendant had two outstanding warrants from the High Court for failure to comply with conditions of his cases from 2017 and 2018.
Before he made his initial appearance in District Court, Lologa appeared in High Court for an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing, where the court ordered him to be released on his own recognizance to await his next court appearance next month.