Japanese police say three U.S. service members have been arrested on Okinawa in separate incidents that resulted in assault and shoplifting charges. PIXABAY
Japanese police say three U.S. service members have been arrested on Okinawa in separate incidents that resulted in assault and shoplifting charges. PIXABAY

Sailor, two Marines arrested in separate assault and theft incidents on Okinawa

by Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Three U.S. service members were recently arrested on Okinawa in separate incidents that resulted in assault and shoplifting charges.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricardo Alfre Monsalvogarza, 27, of U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, is accused of punching his 23-year-old Japanese girlfriend in the face several times, said Okinawa Police deputy chief Hirotoshi Iha. He was taken into custody at about 2 a.m. Saturday at his home in Yamazato, Okinawa City, after the couple was heard fighting.

An assault charge was referred to the Naha District Public Prosecutors Office on Sunday.

Monsalvogarza, who was still in custody Monday at Okinawa Police Station, has admitted to the charge, Iha said.

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