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2 Bacoleños stabbed

Two persons were stabbed in Bacolod City Monday and Sunday, police reports showed yesterday.

Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Luicito Acebuche, identified the first victim as Nycie dela Cruz, 40, of Purok Boulevard, Brgy. 13, who was stabbed midnight Monday.

Acebuche said de la Cruz was on her way home when two unidentified persons shouted at her and one of them stabbed her on the back for unknown reason and immediately fled. She said she does not know any of the suspects.

At about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Franciso Niecos, 28, sustained stab wounds on his right shoulder allegedly inflicted by Benjie Rubio, alias “Bukaw,” 30. Both are from Purok Ceresa 2, Brgy. 27.

Police Officer 2 Ronald Villeran said Rubio used an ice pick to hit Niecos, and ran away immediately.

Villeran said they will investigate further to identify the suspects.

Dela Cruz and Niecos were taken to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.*LTG

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Cops seize illegal lumber

The Bacolod City police seized 36 pieces of coco lumber estimated at 500 board feet at Alijis Road, Bacolod City, at about 9 a.m. Monday, police reports showed yesterday.

Station 7 chief, Police Insp. Renato Ofamen said the lumber was loaded on a canter truck with plate number NR GGL-658, driven by Adonis Villamor Jr.

Ofamen said the lumber was owned allegedly by Henry Contis of Cauayan town, Negros Occidental. The driver was released yesterday, he said, but the case has been referred to the Philippine Coconut Authority.

Meanwhile, Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales arrested one of the wanted persons for alleged involvement in the illegal number game “jai alai.”

Rosales identified the suspect as Peter Plantillo, 46, of Purok Mabinuligon, Brgy. 26 who had an arrest warrant dated March 30, 2011 issued by Judge Manuel Cardinal Jr. of Branch 49 of the Regional Trial Court.

The apprehension took place at about 11:30 p.m. Monday in his place. Other apprehending officers were deputy commander Insp. Benedicto Villarias, Jr. and PO2 Felipe Moncatar.*LTG

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3 nabbed for illegal gambling

Three bet solicitors of the jai-alai illegal numbers game, and a woman accused of child abuse, were arrested Monday in Silay and Bago cities, Negros Occidental, police reports said.

Bago police officer-in-charge, Chief Inspector Simeon Gane, yesterday identified the two arrested suspects as Romeo Baylon, 62, and Jean Jusa, 23 who were caught in the act of soliciting bets for jai-alai illegal gambling outfits codenamed “King” and “ Speed”.

Gane said jai-alai tipsters and a Yamaha DT motorcycle without a plate number were recovered from Baylon, while assorted gambling paraphernalia and P799 in alleged gambling bets were seized from Jusa.

Police Supt. Rosauro Francisco also reported the arrest of Arnel Fuentes,35, in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City, for violation of RA 9287, also known as the amended illegal gambling law.

Francisco, Silay police officer-in-charge, said the arrest of Fuentes, also yielded assorted illegal gambling paraphernalia, P1,575 in alleged cash bets, a cellular phone and a black RUSI motorcycle.

A certain Rolanda Goma, 34, meanwhile, was also apprehended by policemen in Brgy. Lantad, Silay, for violation of Section 10 of RA 7610, also known as Child Abuse Act, by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Felipe Banzon, who recommended P80,000 as bail.*GPB

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Two robberies staged

An establishment and a residence in Bacolod City were robbed yesterday and Monday by unidentified persons, police reports showed yesterday.

Cris Buenaflor, 32, of Purok Masagana, Brgy. 6 reported to the police that about was 6 a.m. yesterday his residence was robbed by unidentified persons.

Buenaflor, a “trisikad” driver, said the suspects gained entrance to his house by breaking the bamboo fence and took his DVD player valued at P1000, amplifier worth P1,000, and fighting cock also worth P1,000.

On Monday at about 8 a.m., Angelito Agravente, employee of the Melting Pot Restaurant in BS Aquino Drive discovered that their establishment had been robbed by unidentified persons.

Branch manager Eric Linga reported to the police that Agravente discovered the two padlocks of the establishment had been destroyed and the cash register emptied, with suspects taking their cash of about P14,800.

Meanwhile, Police Insp. Roel Culanag and the members of the Motorized Anti Street Crime Operatives of Station1 arrested two women for stealing a cellular phone at about 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The cops identified those arrested as Shiela Olpenda, 24, and Mae Ann Solivio, 23, both of Purok Boulevard, Brgy. 13.

Regan Villanueva said the suspects took his cellular phone while he was in a store at Locsin Street but was able to retrieve it because the MASCO is stationed near the area.*LTG

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3 nabbed for illegal gambling
Two robberies staged
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