Bacolod police round up
commercial sex workers
Twenty-four commercial sex workers were apprehended by Station 1 policemen from the Bacolod City public plaza and at the downtown area yesterday and Sunday.
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz, said they arrested 10 commercial sex workers at the public plaza at about 12 a.m. Sunday for vagrancy.
The arrested additional 14 commercial sex workers were during a saturation drive from 11 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. yesterday, at the public plaza and at Locsin Street, also for alleged vagrancy, he said.
Those arrested underwent medical examination and it was foundthat 10 of them have sexually transmitted diseases, Ortiz said.
Those who tested negative of STD were released, while those who found positive will undergo medical treatment, Ortiz also said.
He stressed that they are serious in their drive to eliminate commercial sex workers at the Bacolod downtown area, and at the public plaza, since some of them are also involved in stealing from their customers.*APN
nabbed for loose gun
A member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit was apprehended for alleged illegal possession of firearms by Station 6 policemen in Bacolod City at about 2 a.m. yesterday.
Station 6 commander, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, identified the one arrested as Fernande de la Torre, 35, of Brgy. Canlandog in Murcia town, Negros Occidental.
A.38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver without serial number and with five live ammunition were recovered from De la Torre during his arrest, police records show.
Gentoleo said the team composed of Police Officers 2 Raphael Palacios and Jose Grecia and Police Officer 1 Paul John Canuday arrested De la Torre on the complaints of the employees of King’s Videoke Bar at Libertad Extension in Brgy. 33, Bacolod.
He said the employees claimed that De la Torre was creating trouble at the establishment and had the firearm tucked in his waistline.
De la Torre, who is assigned in Murcia town, failed to show documents allowing him to carry the firearm, Gentoleo said.
De la Torre, who was still wearing his type B uniform, denied the allegations but is now detained at Police Station 6 while charges for illegal possession of firearms are being readied against him.*APN
Illegal gambling raps
readied against 5 men
Charges for illegal gambling are being readied against five men apprehended Sunday in a joint anti-illegal gambling raid by Police Station 1and the Games and Amusement Board at a compound in Brgy. 11, Bacolod City.
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz said the charges will be filed against Archie Roderos, 32, of Purok Cadena de Amor; Bruce Jacinto, 49, of Burgos Street; Adonis Figueroa, 40, of Smith Street; Rodolfo Norca, 65, all of Brgy. 11; and Gleen Del Rosario, 31, of Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod.
Ortiz said they raided the place on information that jai-alai operations are rampant there.
The police seized a bundle of betting stubs, jai-alai tipsters with the codename “Cagayan”, tally sheets with number combinations, ballpens, calculators, and other gambling paraphernalia, Ortiz said.
A .45 caliber pistol was also recovered from Jacinto during his arrest, Ortiz said.
Meanwhile, Ortiz said Brgy. 11 Captain Runelo Cervales was only invited to Police Station 1 for questioning when he was found possessing a .45 caliber pistol near the area where the raid was conducted.
Cervales, however, was released when he presented documents for the gun and GAB members said that, the barangay captain is not involved in illegal gambling, Ortiz said.*APN