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Police arrest woman for trespassing on a U.S. base

  • October 17, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 26
  • JMH Translation

On Oct. 16, the Okinawa Police urgently arrested a 49-year-old unemployed woman, who claims to live in Uruma City, on suspicion of violating the act on special measures concerning criminal cases. She allegedly trespassed on the U.S. military’s Camp Foster. During interrogation she admitted having trespassed but reportedly said, “I decline to state the reason.”

 

According to the arrest warrant, she allegedly trespassed on Camp Foster, which is off-limits in accordance with the Japan-U.S. status-of-forces agreement, around 0:20 a.m. on Oct. 16. According to the police, she climbed over the fence and entered the facility. A few minutes later, the military police took her into custody. The Okinawa police received the call from the U.S. military and officers who rushed to the scene arrested her around 3:00 a.m. on the day.

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