Alleged Stalker Facing 8 Charges, Held for $300,000 Bond in Ongoing Investigation
Photo: Sean B. Ramrattan Jr.
BERKELEY — A 26-year-old man faces eight felony charges involving stalking near the University of California Berkeley campus and in Oakland. Several women reported being stalked and police believe there may be more victims.
Sean B. Ramrattan, Jr. was arrested February 2 by Berkeley detectives, investigating stalking incidents with help from U.C. and Oakland police. Ramrattan remains incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond, pending a pretrial hearing February 28.
Three university students walking on January 29 at 2 a.m., were followed by a car near Euclid Avenue and Ridge Road. After the women arrived home safely, they saw the same car parked in front of their home more than an hour. They saw the same gray Honda Civic again on January 31.
Between January 21 and February 1, several other women at UC Berkeley reported a suspicious man and feeling uncomfortable. The suspect violated their personal space, flirted, and asked personal questions.
On September 21, a woman in Oakland was followed more than 2 miles. Upon reaching her destination, she confronted the man, who groped her breasts and told her he wanted sexual relations.
On September 20, an elderly woman in Oakland reported being followed by the same car, as the driver made obscene comments.
Ramrattan has three prior arrests in 2021 involving sexual battery and stalking in San Francisco, Oakland, and Marin County. The investigation of him is ongoing.
Ramrattan is Asian, stands 5 feet nine inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. Anyone with similar encounters with a stalker can contact Berkeley PD at 510-981-5735.