Man Arrested for Allegedly Holding a Tax Driver at Gunpoint


More on Crime: a man initially arrested for leading the Guam Police Department on a high-speed chase is also charged with allegedly holding a taxi driver at gunpoint.

here are the details of this story…

A retail theft incident in Sinajana and a robbery/carjacking incident in Talofofo on October 1st yielded a follow-up investigation from detectives assigned to Criminal Investigation Section, Property Crimes Unit.

During the incident in Sinajana, the suspect threatened to kill the taxi driver with a gun he had pointed at his back if he did not give him his money.

Following the acquisition of surveillance footage from the Sinajana 76 service station, the suspect was recognized as 21-year-old Johnathon Pangelinan, who had been apprehended after a chase in Dededo and Upper Tumon on October 4th.

After identifying Pangelinan from a photo line-up, the victim who had his money and car stolen confirmed Pangelinan as responsible.

Pangelinan was brought to the offices of the CID and, after being interviewed, admitted to being responsible for the theft at Sinajana and the robbery in Talafofo.

Pangelinan was arrested for the following offenses: robbery, terrorizing, and carjacking. He was also arrested for retail theft in a separate case.

He was booked and re-confined at the Department of Corrections. The case was forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office for their information and disposition.

Destiny Cruz, PNC News First.

Loading the player...
Previous article9 Nurses from Public Health Volunteer to Help at GMH
Next articleLt. Gov. Gives Details on New Program to Aid Homeless Veterans
Starting as the weather personality for the Pacific News Center in 2019, then as a reporter, Destiny Cruz is now PNC’s lead anchor, producer, writer, and TV host for two of Sorensen Media Group’s shows. Over three years at PNC, Destiny has covered issues impacting our island in areas including legislation and health, to name a few, in addition to highlighting the meaningful stories of Guam’s community in features and lifestyle. Corresponding with her professional growth, Destiny has acquired personal achievements that have contributed to her development as a dynamic woman: she is a proud graduate of the Guam Community College, earning her degree in liberal studies, a former Miss Guam (Miss World Guam 2017), and singer/songwriter.