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Caraga police arrest wanted persons

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania and PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

Butuan City (17 February) -- On February 13, 2009 at 5:00 in the morning at Purok-4, Barangay Bilay, Butuan City, suspects identified as Mingoy Tolido, 42 years old, married and resident of said place; and Carmelito Rodriguez y Logueber, 45 yrs old, married and resident of Don Francisco, Butuan City were arrested for murder.

They were arrested by Tracker team of Butuan City Police Station 4 led by PSINSP Ronaldo V Plaza by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) under CC number 13240, for the crime of murder, issued by Hon Judge Eduardo S Casals of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 1, dated February 3, 2009, with no bailbond recommended.

Arrested persons were brought to Butuan City Police Station-4 for documentation and proper disposition.

Around 10:30 in the morning at Purok-4, Barangay Libertad, Butuan City, Tracker team of Butuan City Police Station 3 led by PINSP Nestor Delin arrested the suspect identified as Bernie Balana, 27 years old, married and resident of said place.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of WOA under CC number 28728 for the crime of less serious physical injuries, issued by Hon Judge Edgar Manilag of MTCC, Branch 1, Butuan City, dated June 7, 2008, with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 500.00.

Arrested person is now detained at Butuan City Police Station 3 for documentation and proper disposition.

Also, on February 14, 2009 at 2:15 in the afternoon at Purok-3, Lower Mabini, Cabadbaran City, one team from 143rd RMG Company led by PINSP Jessie Natividad, conducted operation against wanted person which resulted to the arrest of the suspect identified as Reynante Bajao Baldo, 31 years old, married and resident of said place by virtue of WOA issued by Hon Judge Orlando Doyon of RTC Branch 1, Butuan City dated July 31, 2008, docketed under CC number 8966 for rape with no bailbond recommended.

Arrested person is now under the custody of 143rd RMG Company for documentation prior to torn over to the issuing court.

Report on illegal fishing

On February 12, 2009 at 5:00 in the afternoon at the Municipal Water of Barobo, Surigao del Sur, joint elements of 1406th PPMG led by SPO3 Elecito Rivas and elements of Barobo Municipal Police Station led by SPO1 Roger Rivas conducted seaborne patrol which resulted to the interception of the suspects identified as Leonico Cumahig Namoc, 47 years old, married; Randy Rivas Godito, 25 years old, married; Arman Curada Quiñonez, 42 years old, married; Romeo Albete, 12 years old, minor; Ronald Plaza Quiñonez, all were residents of Barobo, Surigao del Sur.

Confiscated from the suspects' possession were three pieces banca, two wooden paddle, seven pieces flippers, fish net, two pieces ice box, one piece speargun and four kilograms assorted fish.

Confiscated fish were brought to Department of Agriculture (DA) Office for examination and found positive of dynamite explosion. Arrested persons are now under the custody of Barobo Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Apprehension of suspect and recovery of carnapped motorcycle

On February 12, 200 at 8:00 in the evening, PNP elements of Butuan City Police Station 3 apprehended the suspect identified as Roger Torralba, 38 years old, married and resident of Purok-6, Bayugan 3, Rosario, Agusan del Sur.

Upon investigation, subject person admitted as responsible for the carnapped of one unit single motorcycle XRM 125 with chassis number 15032888 owned by a certain Harry Peralta last January 30, 2009 at Purok-5, Barangay Bonbon, Butuan City.

Follow-up operation by member of SOTF led to the recovery of said carnapped motorcycle at Agusan del Sur PPO which was turned over to the buyer identified as Talong Jabana of Barangay Consuelo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, who admitted that he bought said motorcycle last February 5, 2009 from the suspect.

Arrested person is now detained at Butuan City Police Station 3 for proper disposition.

Apprehension of robbery suspects

On February 13, 2009 at 11:00 in the morning at Phase II, Block 1, Lot 19, Cinderella South Villa, Barangay Villa Kananga, Butuan City, elements of Theft and Robbery Unit of Butuan Ctiy Police Office led by PCINSP Gleen N Egloria apprehended the suspects identified as Jourlan Marañan, 27 years old, single and resident of Cadunan, Mabini, Comval Province; and Piyoy Acsava, 24 years old, single and resident of Tagum City.

Also receovered from the suspects' possession were one unit Sony digital video camera with charger, remote and pouch bearing model number DCR-TRV 22/59077 worth Php 29,000.00; one unit silver N95 Nokia cell phone with charger worth Php 25,000.00; one unit 2600 Nokia cell phone worth Php 4,000.00; one BTL perfume worth Php 500.00; one silver necklace worth Php 1,200.00; one Arnett Sunglass worth Php 9,500.00; one long black wallet worth Php 299.00; one unit pair crocs sandal worth Php 2,595.00; one cose knapsack worth Php 750.00; one blue ladies bag worth Php 650.00; assorted coins and bills amounted to Php 4,910.00 and with a total of 78,404.00.

All items were stolen from Rogelio Marañan, brother of the suspect.

Case for robbery was filed at City Prosecutors Office against the suspects in an inquest proceeding.

Report on accidental rifle grenade explosion

On February 14, 2009 at 3:30 in the afternoon at Sitio Tandawan, Barangay Loyola, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, an old man and two kids were wounded after a rifle grenade exploded outside the house of the above place.

Apolinario Eway, 64 years old, married said to have found the rifle grenade from an abandoned Phil Army/CAFGU detachment fifty meters away from his house. He used it as an improvised hammer when the kids namely Darryl Duray, 8 years old and Abrynx Canedo, 3 years old took it unknown to him and played with it when it suddenly exploded.

The three were brought to Hinatuan District hospital for treatment while both minors were referred later to DO Plaza Memorial Hospital due to critical conditions but Abrynx Canedo died thirty minutes after arriving at the hospital.

PNP probes shooting incident

On February 14, 2009 at 11:30 in the morning at the National Highway Narra Avenue, Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City, a certain Arlie Bihag, 30 years old and a resident of Purok-1A Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City was shot by the suspect identified as Junaris mahinay Bacus, of legal age, resident of Barangay Tabon-tabon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur over a heated argument ensued between the two.

Suspect was also a security guard of Sarah Gem Pawnshop shot his issued caliber.38 to the victim wounding the victim in his stomach.

Responding PNP personnel from Bayugan City Police Station arrived at the scene and conducted investigation and hot pursuit operation. After a while, suspect voluntarily surrendered to the police station together with the firearm used in the shooting. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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