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PNP responds to Caraga fire incident

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Butuan City (14 October) -- On October 12, 2009 at 7:30 in the evening, a fire incident transpired at the Unitop Commercial Building owned by Mr Frank Tenk located at Burgos Street corner San Francisco Street, Butuan City.

Responding personnel from Butuan City Fire Station led by FINSP Rey Antonio was able to control the fire at around 7:55 in the evening of same date. Initial investigation conducted by the BFP revealed that the fire started at the stock room of said establishment which resulted to an estimated Php 100,000.00 damages. No reported casualty during the incident.

Accomplishment on loose firearm

On October 12, 2009 at 3:00 in the afternoon at Barangay Rojales, Carmen, Agusan del Norte, PNP personnel of Carmen Municipal Police Station together with Hon Jacarias Bago, Sangguniang Bayan member of Carmen, Agusan del Norte conducted verification on the drop box for unwanted firearms.

The drop box contains the following: one cal.22 revolver with defaced serial number and one homemade shotgun (sumpak). Recovered firearms are now under the custody of Carmen Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

On October 12, 2009 at around 4:00 in the afternoon at Santiago Municipal Police Station, one male person who requested for anonymity and resident of Barangay San Isidro, Santiago, Agusan del Norte brought his one unit improvised 12 gauge shot gun and turned over to the Chief of Police of Santiago Municipal Police Station. The surrendered of firearm was witnessed by Hon Elmer Monteclaro, Barangay Captain of Barangay San Isidro, Santiago, Agusan del Norte. Said firearm is now under the custody of Santiago Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

Also, at around 8:30 in the evening at the National Highway in Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City, City Mobile Group (CMG) personnel of Butuan City Police Office while conducting checkpoint operations at said place, one concerned citizen approached them and voluntarily turned-over his homemade cal.38 revolver without serial number. Said firearm is now under the custody of CMG BCPO for proper disposition.

PNP arrests wanted person

On October 9, 2009 at 6:00 in the morning in front of Claver National High School, Barangay Tayaga, Claver, Surigao del Norte, a certain Zaldy Larong, 27 years old, married and resident of Sitio Tayawod, Barangay Daywan, Claver, Surigao del Norte was arrested by PNP elements of Claver Municipal Police Station led by PINSP Renel E Serrano.

Suspect was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Judge Victor A Canoy of RTC Branch 29, Surigao City, docketed under CC no. 8402 for murder with no bailbond recommended.

Arrested person is now detained at Claver Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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