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Detainee escapes from Surigao jail

By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Butuan City (18 November) -- One Leolito Ilogon y Montenegro, 34 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Purok-1, Brgy. Sagbayan, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur, accused for murder of the late Sangguniang Bayan member Valentin Campos y Morales docketed under NPS-XIII-07-INV-10K-00361 escaped from detention cell of San Miguel MPS, around 8:40 in the morning of November 17, 2010.

Initial investigation disclosed that the said detainee asked the jail guard PO1 Rosino Gemao for his (escapee) personal necessity. Since there is no comfort room inside the detention cell, he was permitted to have his personal necessity at the comfort room outside and later the jail guard found out that the said detainee escaped thru the exit of the back fence going to mountainous area of Sitio Suba, Brgy. Tina, San Miguel Surigao del Sur.

Immediately, elements of San Miguel MPS led by Police Inspector Martizano conducted hot pursuit operation for possible arrest of the said detainee but to no avail. Subsequently, one team from Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office led by SPO3 Emmanuel P. Islang was augmented to San Miguel MPS to conduct follow-up investigation and still in the area, conducting manhunt operation for possible arrest of the said escapee.

Report on robbery/hold-up incident

On November 16, 2010, around 7:00 O'clock in the evening, one Hyundai Grace passenger van color gray, bearing plate number LYE 504, registered under the name of Romeo P. Lambot and presently owned by one Niņo Jack Pongo, 21 years old, single and driven by one Ramil Iligan Escanilla, 25 years old, single, both residents of Navalca, Brgy. San Juan, Surigao City, was allegedly robbed/held-up by three (3) unidentified suspects, in which two of whom were wearing "tubaw"/shawl while the other one was wearing bonnet and armed with caliber 45 pistol.

Investigation disclosed that while the said vehicle was traveling from Butuan City going to Surigao City and upon reaching at the National Highway of Brgy. Alipao, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, one suspect who was seated behind the driver, pulled a caliber 45 pistol from his waist and declared hold-up, while his two companions divested the valuable items of the passengers. Items taken by the said suspects were: one piece gold necklace worth P7,880.00, one piece gold bracelet worth P7,500.00, one Nokia cellular phone 91K and cash money amounting to P5,500.00 from Nenita Behing Pedrosa, 42 years old, married, businesswoman and a resident of Navalca, Brgy. San Juan, Surigao City; cash money amounting to P700.00 and Nokia cellular phone from the owner of the said vehicle; and cash money amounting to P500.00 from one Mark Glenn Moca Espinoza, 22 years old, single and a resident of Poblacion, Alegria, Surigao del Norte.

Said victims reported to Surigao City Police Station and elements of the said station coordinated and referred the case to Alegria MPS for further investigation.

Report on shooting incident

At around 5:00 O'clock in the afternoon of November 16, 2010, a certain Emmie Caligang y Tura, 31 years old, married, farmer and a resident of P-1, Brgy. Pangyan, Trento, Agusan del Sur reported to Trento MPS that his brother, Remmie Caligang y Tura, 36 years old, married, a resident of P-1 and a newly elected Brgy. Captain of the said Barangay was shot to death by tow (2) unidentified suspects.

Investigation disclosed that the informant and the victim were on their way home on board a single motorcycle, which was driven by the victim and upon reaching at Sito Bolisong of the said barangay, the said suspects who were walking beside the road suddenly drew their handgun of unknown caliber and shot the victim several times, which resulted to his instantaneous death. Recovered from the crime scene was one (1) piece deformed lead of caliber 45 pistol.

Remains of the victim was brought to Dollete Funeral Home for autopsy. Elements of Trento MPS are still conducting follow-up investigation for possible identification and arrest of the suspects. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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