(Department of Public Safety) — On Feb. 21, 2021, at about 7:37 p.m., DPS received a 911 call reporting a stalking incident in the Chalan Laulau area. Police were dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, police met with the caller who stated that a male individual later identified as Brandon M. Rangamar had been looking through the bathroom window while the female victim was taking a shower.

During a follow-up investigation by police, the victim stated that this was not the first incident that had occurred. Sometime during Nov. 2020, the victim woke up and saw Rangamar sitting on her bedside. She immediately told him to leave. Another incident occurred about a month later, when the victim was cooking lunch in her home. She said the suspect came in and hugged the victim from behind in a tight manner. The victim asked  Rangamar to leave or she would seek police assistance.

On April 7, 2021, a complaint and affidavit of probable cause for the issuance of an arrest warrant for Brandon M. Rangamar for the charges of disturbing the peace and stalking was prepared and signed by Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio with a cash bail set at $7,500.

On the same date, at about 4:46 p.m., Rangamar was arrested at his residence in Chalan Laulau, Saipan. He was brought to the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. alternate care site for clearance before being transported to the Department Corrections where he was booked and detained. 

If you or someone you know is a victim of a stalking incident, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the CNMI Crime Stoppers Hotline at 234-7272. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest.

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