2 sugarcane traders
nabbed for homicide
Two sugarcane traders wanted for homicide were apprehended by Bago City policemen at about 2 p.m. Monday in Brgy. Ma-ao, city police deputy chief, Insp. Clifford Batadhay, said yesterday.
Batadhay identified those apprehended as Ireneo Canilas, “alias Apong”, 45, and Napoleon Biaoco, “alias Puloy”, 33, both of Purok Riverside in Brgy. Ma-ao.
The arrest warrants against the suspects were issued by Bago City Regional Trial Court Branch 62 Judge Frances Guanzon, who set their bail at P40,000, each, Batadhay said.
Canilas and Biaoco were apprehended by a team composed of Batadhay, Bago City police commander, Chief Insp. Simeon Gane, Senior Police Officer 2 Tomas Makilan, Senior Police Officers 1 Cris Guevarra , Federico Cosio and Luis Gicanal and Police Officer 2 Glenn Bolaoro.
Canilas and Biaoco were charged for the death of Ian Rito of Purok Riles, Brgy. Ma-ao, earlier this year, who they allegedly mauled and who died at a hospital, Batadhay also said.
In Bacolod City, Station 9 chief, Senior Insp. Jeffrey Attunaga reported the arrest of Edgen Gargar, 28, of Brgy. Rizal, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, at about 2:15 p.m. Monday in Purok Fatima in Brgy. Sum-ag.
Attunaga said they arrested Gargar on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Cadiz City Regional Trial Court Judge Renato Muñez for violation of Republic Act 7610, or the Anti-Violence against Women and their Children law.*APN
Man collared in
illegal drug raid
The Special Operation Task Force of the police in Bago City, Negros Occidental, apprehended a man for his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade during a raid on his residence in Brgy. Calumangan, Monday night.
Arrested was Rico Porras, 33, of Bario Site in Brgy. Calumangan, Bago City, police commander, Chief Insp. Simeon Gane, said yesterday.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Herminigildo Octaviano, Gane said, the policemen led by Senior Police Officer 3 Lolito Tinaya swooped down on the residence of Porras at about 7:30 p.m.
He said that they had conducted a surveillance against Porras for quite some time now on information that he is into the illegal drug trade.
The raid witnessed by Kagawads Robby Regalado and Jorge Algabre yielded seven knot-tied cigarets of suspected marijuana, a cellular phone, and P900 in cash, police records showed.
Porras is now detained at the lock-up cell of the Bago City police station, and charges for violation of section 11 of RA 9165, for illegal drug possession, are being readied against him.*APN
A customer allegedly held up employees of a bar at B.S. Aquino Drive in Bacolod City, and took their cellular phones and cash at about 4:15 a.m. yesterday, the police said.
The complainants, who requested anonymity, told the police that the suspect entered their establishment earlier yesterday and ordered three bottles of beer worth P135.
Minutes later, the suspect declared a hold-up, threatened the employees with a knife, and took their cellular phones valued at P2,000 and P2,000 in cash before fleeing.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Lester Leada, said the victims described the suspect to be between 5 feet and 6 inches to 5 feet and 7 inches tall and of medium build.
Leada said they already have a suspect but could not give further details so as not to hamper their ongoing investigation.
Meanwhile, a woman sought police help saying suspected thieves took her cellular phone and money at her store at B.S. Aquino Drive.
Judith Comanas, 40, told the police that she discovered her three cellular phones valued at P2,050 and P3,000 missing from the store at about 5 a.m. Monday.*APN