Traffic stop leads to more serious charges

Guam Police Department (PNC File photo)

Pulled over for speeding, Tresean Durell Ramey and Rebecca San Nicolas received more than just a ticket, they spent a night behind bars.

Rebecca Ann San Nicolas was first to appear before Superior Court Judge Jonathan Quan.

A complaint identified her as the passenger in the vehicle driven by Ramey the night the two were pulled over.

On Oct. 23, at 3:30 am, police said San Nicolas admitted to owning a pouch containing 2 glass pipes and clear plastic baggies.

The complaint states that police discovered the pouch underneath the passenger seat during a search of the vehicle. Plastic baggies containing suspected meth were also found in an overhead compartment.

On pretrial release for theft of property, San Nicolas was not supposed to leave her residence and last reported on July 22.

This failure to comply with the conditions of her release was the grounds for bail to be set at $1,000.

Judge Quan came to the decision after Public Defender Zachery Taimanglo provided arguments related to proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

Taimanglo argued that there is no admission made to specifically owning the methamphetamines, adding that police did not indicate that they tested the substance and  it could have been just “table salt.”

Alternate Public Defender Richard Dirks also argued strenuously for his client Ramey, who has prior convictions and has only been out of jail for a year.

With only the declaration before the court, Dirks’ arguments on the constitutionality of the vehicle search, the lack of sufficient evidence and probable cause moved Judge Quan to determine that the government’s case against Ramey be dismissed without prejudice.

Ramey was released from custody, his attorney warning him to stay out of trouble as the Attorney General is sure to charge him in the matter again.


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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.