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PNP Caraga revives campaign vs loose firearms

By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

Butuan City (3 December) -- Elements of Cabadbaran Municipal Police Station (MPS) led by PCI Rainier P Diaz, OIC arrested a man for possessing a.45 caliber pistol (paltik) with serial number 432210 loaded with one (1) live ammo along the National Highway of Brgy 9, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte on December 2, 2010 around 12:45 dawn. The man was reported of drawing his firearm causing panic to the residents in the area.

The suspect identified as Vergar Fernandez Umas-as, 25 years old, married & a resident of Sitio Suakay, Brgy Dona Telesfora, Tubay, Agusan del Norte who was under the influence of liquor during the arrest. Vergar Umas-as is now detained at Cabadbaran MPS for proper disposition and filing of appropriate case in court.

Report on illegal gambling

Elements of Surigao del Norte PPO led by PSI JEFFREY FALLAR, Intel Officer, conducted operations against Illegal Gambling which resulted to the following arrests:

1. On December 1, 2010 around 6:OO PM at Brgy Taft, Surigao City, one Porferio Nueva Tero, 50 years old, married & a resident of 238 Borromeo St, Surigao City was caught in the act accepting bets for Suertres & confiscated from his possession were gambling paraphernalia & bet money amounting to Php 271.00 in different denominations.

2. On December 1, 2010 around 7:30 PM at Capitol Road, Surigao City, one Jimuel Villaza Baybay, 50 years old, married & a resident of Purok Everlasting, Capitol Road, Surigao City was arrested while engaging in Illegal Gambling activity locally known as Swertres. Confiscated from his possession were gambling paraphernalia & bet money amounting to Php 310.00 in different denominations.

Arrested persons & confiscated items were brought to Surigao del Norte PPO for proper disposition.

Report on stabbing incident

On December 2, 2010 around 9:2O AM at P-2 Cebuano, Brgy Bitan-agan, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, one Leonardo Andunga Sr y Becerra, 51 years old, a gold miner & a resident of the same place was stabbed by his own son Leonardo Andunga Jr y Barrios, 26 years old, single, also a gold miner.

Initial investigation disclosed that prior to the incident the two were on a drinking session inside their residence when Leonardo Jr stabbed his father Leonardo Sr with the use of a kitchen knife after a heated argument.

Victim sustained a stab wound on his left chest & was rushed to DOP Memorial Hospital but died the following morning. Motive of the incident is misunderstanding & the suspect is now in the custody of San Francisco MPS for proper disposition of the case. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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