21 Jan 2019

Burglaries drop on Saipan in CNMI

3:19 pm on 21 January 2019

The number of burglaries in the Northern Marianas has dropped after a spike that followed Super Typhoon Yutu which hit Saipan last month.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas.

Saipan Photo: Supplied

The Department of Public Safety says three unidentified suspects have been arrested.

It said the restoration of power in many villages had also helped decrease criminal activities especially burglaries and thefts.

The department said every night after the storm it was receiving one to two reports or burglaries or attempted burglaries as the lack of power and the darkness at night made it conducive for criminal activities.