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PNP Caraga responds to fire emergency

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania, PO2 Darlin Cabalinan Migullas, and PO3 Philip Amer Posas Mazo

Butuan City (8 June) -- On June 6, 2009 at 2:15 in the afternoon at kilometer 2, Barangay Luna, in front of Surigao Education Center (SEC), Surigao City, elements of Surigao City Police Station led by PI Vitalino Pagaran III together with the elements of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) immediately proceeded to the area after receipt of information that about 12 residential houses were razed with fire at the above-mentioned place.

The responding PNP team secured the area, the properties of the affected families and ensures the smooth flow of traffic.

The Quick Action Response Team (QART), Rescue 44-Surigao del Norte, Surigao- Chinese Volunteer Fire Brigade, Traffic Enforcers and other NGOs also responded to the incident.

The fire was declared under control at about 3:55 in the afternoon of same date with an estimated cost of damaged worth Php 400,000.

Report on theft incident

On June 4, 2009 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Punta Bilang-bilang, Barangay Taft, Surigao City, PO1 Jingjong Ederosas and PO1 Jundie Pobe, PNP members assigned at Surigao City Police Station and detailed at Barangay Taft PNP Outpost while conducting roving patrol apprehended the suspect identified as Jason Suazo, 19 years old, single and presently residing at Purok-10, Punta Bilang-bilang, Barangay Taft, Surigao City while actually caught stealing clothes (underwear) hanged at one of the residence of said place.

During the conduct of body search, said Police Officers were able to confiscate sharp pointed instrument locally known as ice pick measuring more or less 7 inches long and scabbard.

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

Direct assault upon agent of person in authority

On June 4, 2009 at 9:00 in the evening at Barangay Tambacan, San Isidro, Surigao del Norte, a certain Danny Compra, 34 years old, married, BPLK member and resident of said place while in the performance of his official duty acting as security of the benefit dance of said Barangay was hit by the empty bottle perpetrated by the suspect identified as Salpenito Bertical, 54 years old, married, farmer and resident of Barangay Del Carmen, Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte.

Initial investigation revealed that suspect while under the influenced of liquor forcibly entered the Dancing Hall, said victim prevented him from entering thus prompted the suspect to strike him using empty bottle hitting the victim's right face.

Victim was rushed to Siargao District Hospital for medical treatment while suspect was also brought to same hospital for liquor test. Appropriate case now prepared for filing in court.

Arrest of illegal drug suspect

On June 5, 2009 at 7:45 in the morning at Purok-5, Caramcam District, Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, joint elements from Bislig City Police Station (CPS) led by SPO4 Elmer dela Cruz, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 13 led by Intelligence Officer 1 Jhalon Prado and 1406th PPMG conducted operation against illegal drugs, which resulted to the apprehension of the suspect identified as Jose Yu Ferrel Jr., of legal age and a resident of San Roque, Lingig, Surigao del Sur, possessing marijuana seeds weighing 500 grams and another 300 grams of the said illegal drugs found at his rented room at one Eleven Hotel at the above-mentioned place, with street value of PhP3,000.00.

Also seized for the suspect were cash money amounting to PhP 2,936.00 and two units of Nokia cellular phones.

The said suspect was arrested in the presence of two witnesses namely Gloria Cabrera, District President and Reynaldo Cacayan, Purok-5 President, Caramcam, Mangagoy, Bislig City.

Suspect is now under the custody of Bislig City Police Station for proper disposition.

PNP arrest wanted person

On June 5, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning at Barangay Zone II, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, a certain Seldom Las Piņas Mira, 29 years old, single and a resident of Purok-4, Barangay Agsam, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur was arrested by elements of Lanuza Municipal Police Station led by PI Renars Salubre, OIC by virtue of Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon, Judge Romeo Buenaflor of RTC Branch 41, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur for the crime of Rape docketed under criminal case nr. 436.

Said suspect is now under the custody of Lanuza Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

On June 6, 2009 at 6:00 in the morning at Purok-3, Poblacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur, elements of Trento Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Rehivenbu Hibaya arrested the suspect identified as Rolando Palen Paciones, 45 years old, married, farmer and a resident of the above-mentioned place by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by Hon. Judge Dax Gonzaga Xenos of RTC 10th Judicial Region, Branch 34, Cabadbaran City, and Charged for violation of P.D. 533 (Anti-Cattle Rustling Law of 1974), docketed under criminal case nr. 2005-112.

Said suspect is now detained at Trento Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Report on shooting incident

On June 6, 2009 around 11:00 in the evening at Purok Bahe, Barangay Sta Cruz, Rosario, Agusan del Sur, a certain Oliver Gabutan, 20 years old, a laborer and a resident of Purok-4 Barangay Cabantao of same municipality was allegedly shot by the suspect identified as Edito Mahusay, of legal age, married, miner also a resident of the above-mentioned place.

Suspect used a homemade shotgun locally known as "Surit". Elements of Rosario Municipal Police Station responded and proceeded to the place of incident and conducted investigation.

Initial investigation revealed that a certain Antonio Guzman and the suspect has a commotion due to intoxicating liquor. Oliver Gabutan tried to intervene when the suspect fired his carried homemade shotgun hitting the different parts of Gabutan's body resulting his untimely death.

Antonio Guzman was also injured during the incident. Rosario Municipal Police Station exhausted effort to locate the suspect but to no avail as he already fled to unknown direction. Progress report will follow.

Also, on June 6, 2009 around 6:00 in the evening at Barangay Labisma, Bislig City, one Wenico Adlawan, of legal age, a resident of the above-mentioned place was stabbed with a bladed weapon locally known as "Sundangay" by a certain Marlon Abayon, 12 years old, also a resident of the same place.

Victim was brought to ASMH Cooperative Hospital by the responding policemen for treatment.

Victim sustained stab wounds at his left breast and back of his body. Suspect is now under custody of Bislig City Police Station for proper disposition. Progress report will follow. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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