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PNP Caraga curbs illegal gambling

By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Butuan City (30 November) -- One Armando Coldora Polangco, 30 years old, married, bet collector of illegal gambling and a resident of Brgy. Katipunan, Pilar, Surigao del Norte was apprehended by elements of Pilar MPS led by Police Inspector Elvie Verano Dedicatoria, OIC, during the conduct of operation against all forms of illegal gambling on November 28, 2010, around 6:10 in the evening along Provincial Road of Brgy. Mabuhay of the said municipality.

Said person was caught in the act, engaging in illegal gambling activity. Confiscated from his possession were one (1) unit unregistered single motorcycle Yamaha STX color blue with engine number 5RE1071572, one (1) unit Nokia cellular phone, gambling paraphernalia nad bet money amounting to P1,570.00.

Apprehended suspect and confiscated items were brought to Pilar MPS for proper disposition.

Report on robbery incident

Around 7:00 O'clock in the morning of Novemeber 28, 2010, a certain Rhea Morales y Lagitao, 25 years old, single, manager of Kinghim Commercial Store and a resident of P-2, Brgy. Bay-ang, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte reported to Cabadbaran MPS that said establishment was ransacked by unidentified persons, who took the steel vault containing assorted cellular phones with estimated total value of one hundred seventy three thousand seventy three Pesos (P173, 073.00).

After receiving said report, elements of Cabadbaran MPS conducted crime scene investigation. Initial investigation disclosed that the suspects gained entry into the said establishment by forcibly destroying the padlock of the main door. Said steel vault was recovered later, by the Brgy Tanod at Brgy Mabini of the said municipality, which were damaged and empty near the Padanon Bridge. Elements of Cabadbaran MPS are still conducting follow-up investigation for possible identification and apprehension of the suspects.

Illegal discharge of firearm and grave threat

A certain Datu Leonardo Galbo y Tauwon, 48 year old, married, Tribal Chieftain, and a resident of P-7, Barangay Amparo, Butuan City was allegedly shot by the suspect identified as Ronald Milflores y Hemarangan alias "Boobie", 32 years old and a resident of P-2, Barangay Baan, Butuan City using undetermined caliber of firearm around 1:00 O'clock in the afternoon of November 28, 2010 at P-1, Brgy. Amparo, Butuan City. Investigation disclosed that prior to the incident, said suspect and victim were having a confrontation when the suspect forcibly towed the round logs using a motorized banka owned by the victim that were docked beside Agusan river.

After the said incident, the victim reported to Brgy. Chairman, Segundo Cabudlan of the said Barangay and asked for assistance but the suspect threatend them using his gun, which prompted the Barangay Chairman and the victim to asked Police assistance from the outpost at the said place. Immediately, PO3 Robert Capa and PO3 Jonas Cale responded on board a motorized banka enroute to the towed logs but the suspect immediately fled on board a pump boat and fired his gun towards the responding PNP personnel but fortunately missed his targets.

Said suspect also believed to be collecting money from the small scale loggers passing Agusan river particularly at Barangay Amparo. At around 3:00 O'clock of same date, personnel of BCPS 5 led by Police Inspector Salvador Duncano Cagadas together with Butuan City Public Safety Company conducted manhunt operation, which resuted to the arrest of the said suspect. Arrested suspect is now temporarily detained at BCPS 1 Detention Cell, while appropriate charges are being prepared for inquest proceedings.

Buenavista, AdN cops arrest wanted person

Elements of Buenavista MPS led by PO3 Helbert Laput Guzman, Warrant PNCO arrested one Edmundo Sayas y Binculado, 30 years old, married and Elpedio Ruiz y Satorre, 44 years old, single, both residents of P-4, Barangay 3, Poblacion, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, around 9:30 in the morning of November 28, 2010 at the said place.

Said persons were arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Gael P. Paderanga, Municipal Trial Court, 10th Judicial Region, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, charged for the crime of Attempted Homicide docketed under criminal case number 3944 with recommended bail bond of P12, 000.00. Arrested suspects are now detained at the said Police Station for proper disposition.

Report on shooting incident

Unidentified person armed with unknown caliber of firearm shot a certain Josephine Estrada y Abao, male, 28 years old, driver and a resident of Brgy. Nurcia, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, around 7:00 O'clock in the evening of November 28, 2010 at the National Highway, Brgy. Pag-antayan, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.

Investigation disclosed that while the said victim was walking alone going to the restaurant infront of Shell gasoline station, said suspect wearing jacket, on board a single motorcycle Honda Wave, color white immediately shot the victim. Said victim sustained gunshot wounds at the left side of his head and at the back portion of his body and was brought to Madrid District Hospital for medical treatment.

Suspect fled to unknown direction after the incident. Cantilan MPS is still conducting follow-up investigation for possible identification and apprehension of the suspect. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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