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PIA Press Release
2009/02/09

PNP Caraga moves vs illegal gambling

By PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo and PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Butuan City (9 February) -- On February 5, 2009 around 11:20 in the morning at Peņa-A, Barangay Basag, Butuan City, joint elements of Vice Control Section of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) led by PInsp Ronaldo Plaza and personnel from Butuan City Police Station 4 conducted a simultaneous operations against illegal gambling in Butuan City which resulted to the confiscation of three Fruit Game machines with undetermined amount of bet money inside from the suspects identified as Trinio Cebuana (caretaker), 49 years old, which confiscated from him was one fruit game machine while PNP also confiscated one fruit game machine from Benny Llano (caretaker), and one fruit game machine from Gilly Lupaz (caretaker), 35 years old.

Confiscated items are now in the custody of Vice Control Section of BCPO for proper disposition.

On same date around 4:00 in the afternoon, joint team from 14th RMG led by PI Alucilja and Butuan City Police Office Anti-Vice Control personnel also conducted a simultaneous operation against Illegal Gambling in Butuan City which resulted to the confiscation of five units Fruit Game machines with undetermined amount of bet money inside.

The two units of machines were confiscated from the areas of Guingona Subdivision while one unit was confiscated in Barangay Pangabugan. Two units of fruit game machines were confiscated also in Barangay Ong Yiu.

Confiscated items are now in the custody of 14th RMG for proper disposition.

On February 5, 2009 at 6:15 in the evening at San Nicolas, Corner Diez Street, Surigao City, Intel operatives of Surigao City Police Station conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the apprehension of a certain Celso Elumba, 35 years old, married, vendor and resident of Purok-2, Matinabangon, Barangay Taft, Surigao City.

Confiscated from suspect's possession were "swertres" stub, ballpen and bet money amounting to Php 33.50.

Suspect is now detained at Surigao City Police Station for proper disposition.

Also, at 10:30 in the evening of the same date at Purok-5, Barangay Silongan, Butuan City, Members of Vice Control Section of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by PSINSP Ronaldo V Plaza conducted follow-up operations against illegal gambling and confiscated one unit Video Karera Machine with undetermined amount of peso coins from the possession of a certain Annie Bonite (caretaker), of legal age, single and resident of said place.

The team also confiscated one unit Fruit Game Machine with undetermined peso coins from the possession of one Alberto Daganato (caretaker), 44 years old, married and resident of said place.

All confiscated machines were brought to Vice Control Section, Butuan City Police Station 1 for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, on February 6, 2009 at 6:30 in the morning at Espina Street, Barangay Taft, Surigao City, Intel operatives of Surigao City Polcie Station conducted operation against illegal gambling which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Jojo Canico Taguba, 19 years old, single, jobless and resident of Purok-2, Barangay Togbongon, Surgiao City, and confiscated from his possession were 36 pieces tally sheets; 111 pieces swertres tips; six stubs; and one unit Honda motorcycle.

Suspect and confiscated items were brought to Surigao City Police Station for proper disposition.

PNP arrests wanted persons

On February 2, 2009 at 5:00 in the afternoon at Barangay Taruc, Socorro, Surigao del Norte, suspect identified as Rommel Guma, 37 years old, married, ans a resident of the above place was arrested by elements of Socorro Municipal Police Station led by PSI Jose F Inhaynes by virtue of the warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Alfredo P Jalad, Acting Presiding Judge Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 41, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur for violation of Section 08 of PD 705 (Forestry Reform Code of the Phils)) under CC number 640 with recommended bail bond of Php 30,000.00.

Suspect was brought to Socorro Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and subsequently turned-over to the issuing court.

Also, on Feb 4, 2009 around 1:00 in the afternoon at Paradise, Barangay Libertad, Butuan City, elements of Butuan City Police Station 3 headed by SPO1 Dennis Estrosos arrested a certain Lou Salvador Yumo, 21 years old, married and a resident of the above place.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of WOA under CC number 12701 for the crime of theft issued by Hon Judge Francisco Maclang of RTC branch 3, Butuan City dated Feb 6, 2008 with recommended bail bond of Php 20,000.00.

Subject person was brought to Butuan City Police Station 3 for proper disposition.

Meanwhile, on February 5, 2009 at 9:30 in the morning at Barangay 7, Dapa, Surigao City, suspect identified as Medetacion Espino, 52 years old, widow and resident of Barangay Union, Dapa, Surgiao del Norte was arrested by joint PNP elements of Pilar and Dapa Municipal Police Station by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Igncaio Macarine of MCTC General Luna, docketed under CC number 4234 for grave oral defamation with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 2,000.00.

Arrested person now under the custody of Pilar Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Report on illegal logging

On February 5, 2009 at 11:30 in the morning at the River Banks of Barangay Cabas-an, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, joint elements of Task Force 90 led by SPO1 Edilberto Badiang and Cantilan Police Station led by PO3 Gerardo A Guevarra together with the personnel from the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) led by Ildefonso Aguilar confiscated abandoned 20 pieces Lauan round logs at the river Banks of Barangay Cabas-an, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur with an estimated volume of 3.8 cubic meters and with estimated market value amounting to Php 5,415.00. Confiscated logs were brought to DENR Office Cantilan, Surigao del Sur for proper disposition.

Also, around 3:00 in the afternoon at Cemetery Road, Barangay Maug, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, joint elements of 1402nd PPMG led by PO1 Jeheil Curilan, PENRO personnel led by Danilo Sarong and representative from Consortium of Civil Society Organization conducted retrieval operations against illegal logging at said place which resulted to the confiscation of one abandoned Jeep with plate number KDV 853 fully loaded with assorted size of mixed dipterocarp sawn lumber with an estimated volume of more or less 3,500 board feet and with estimated market value of Php 63,000.00.

Nobody claims as owner of said items and now under the custody of PENRO, Capitol Compound, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur for proper disposition.

Report on loose firearm

On February 5, 2009 at 10:30 in the evening at Purok-1, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City, suspect identified as Julie Urdanilla, 37 years old, married and resident of Purok-2, Valentina, Lapaz, Agusan del Sur was arrested at the checkpoint conducted by personnel of Butuan City Police Station 4 led by PINSP Chito Querubin.

Confiscated from suspect's possession were cal.45 pistol (Norinco) with serial number 9912514 with one magazine loaded with seven ammunitions.

Subject person failed to present document to show the legality to possess said firearm.

Arrested person is now detained at Butuan City Police Station 4 for proper disposition.

Recovery of carnapped motorcycle

On February 6, 2009 at 11:30 in the morning at Purok-2, Bayabas, Barangay San Vicente, Butuan City, PNP elements of Theft and Robbery Unit of Butuan City Police Station 1 led by SPO4 Antonio Claros conducted follow-up operation on the reported carnapped motorcycle in Surigao City which led to the recovery of one unit Krypton - R Motorcycle, color blue, with plate number 4181FH registered to a certain Edgardo Canico, 46 years old, married and resident of Purok-2, Barangay Togbongon, Surigao City.

Said motorcycle was recovered from the possession of a certain Renato Ronquillo, 51 years old, married and resident of said place.

Said motorcycle now under the custody of Butuan City Police Station 1 for proper disposition.

Arrest on violation of Article 155 of RPC

On February 3, 2009 at 10:00 in the evening at Borromeo Street, Surigao City, Surigao City Police Station (SCPS) received a telephone call from Leo Monde Hotel informing that a foreign national allegedly went wild while inside said hotel.

Suspect identified as Noel Schellehem, 33 years old, married, a Belgian National, presently residing at Juan Luna Street, Barangay 5, Dapa, Surigao del Norte, acted rude to the room service boys and even touched the female receptionist therein.

Elements from SCPS immediately went to the place and arrested the suspect who was under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Suspect was arrested and was brought to SCPS for proper disposition.

A case has been filed before the City Prosecutor's Office docketed under NPS number XIII-05-INQ-09A-00018. Subject posted bail for his temporary. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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