By Jacob Nakamura
Andrew Castro, 40 of Mangilao, was arrested again.
Castro, who was hired by Joanne Brown at the seaport only months after his release from federal prison on multiple drug charges, last made waves in January 2020, when he was arrested for terrorizing his neighbor, Gene Estrellado.
Guam Police officers who initially responded to Mr. Estrellado's call for help ignored video surveillance evidence showing Mr. Castro trying to break down Estrellado's front door. The video footage also shows Castro assaulting his girlfriend, Rosita Adamos. GPD finally sought after and arrested Castro, but only after caving to public pressure. He was not arrested or charged for assaulting Ms. Adamos at the time.
Early Sunday morning, police responded to a 911 call for help from Ms. Adamos, who claimed Mr. Castro assaulted her again. Ms. Adamos told police she had broken up with Castro three days prior and that he had physically abused her throughout her three-year relationship with him.
Prosecutor Steven J. Haderlie in court today filed charges of aggravated assault with a special allegation of possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, family violence, driving while impaired, reckless conduct, and reckless conduct while impaired.
Mr. Castro still is on federal probation. He also still is an employee of the seaport. He was not fired following news of his arrest in the Estrellado case, and due to personnel privacy laws, the seaport was not able to say whether it had taken disciplinary action against him for committing crimes while a government of Guam employee.
Kandit has asked seaport general manager Rory Respicio for a comment regarding his latest arrest. We await Mr. Respicio's response as of the writing of this story.
You may read the events leading to Mr. Castro's arrest in Mr. Haderlie's declaration of probable cause below: