‘No gun-pointing between
ROSG and Station1 cops’
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz,said yesterday that it is not true that members of the Police Regional Office-6 Special Operations Group and the policemen of Station 1 pointed guns at each other Wednesday at the Bacolod City downtown area.
Ortiz said they received a text message from a concerned citizen saying that a vehicle with several armed men on board were sighted at the San Juan-Luzuriaga streets.
When they arrived in the area, he said the ROSG members introduced themselves and showed their identification cards so he ordered his men to pull out.
“We were only reacting to the text message we received because we are on alert as there were reports that the Parohinog robbery gang is going to strike in Bacolod but when we learned that the RSOG has a legitimate operation there, we immediately pulled out”, Ortiz explained.
He dismissed the report that the members of RSOG and policemen of Station 1 policemen pointed guns at each other as “exaggerated.”
Meanwhile, a member of RSOG who was present, but who requested anonymity, said they were conducting surveillance in one of the rooms at Check-in Hotel on information that someone rented the place for the illegal operation of jai-alai.
Hesaid they were about to launch their operation that night when the Station 1 policemen arrived.*APN
2 jai-alai operators
Two suspected jai-alai operators were apprehended by stations 1 and 2 policemen in barangays 13 and 17 in Bacolod City Tuesday.
PO1 Leopoldo Semillano, Police Station 1 intelligence operative said they arrested Esmiralda Medel Lladeres, 50 of Barangay Singcang-Airport Bacolod City who was allegedly collecting bet money for jai-alai at about 6:30 p.m, Thursday at the Gatuslao Street, Barangay 13.
Recovered from Lladeres were tipsters with different codenames, a thesis book with different number combinations, and P60 in bet money.
Meanwhile, Station 2 policemen apprehended a man at about 6 p.m. Thursday in Barangay 7 while in the act of soliciting bets for jai-alai.
Station 2 Chief Senior Insp. Lester Leada, identified the one arrested yesterday as Marcos Santilla Terafista, 30 of Barangay 7, in Bacolod.
Leada said they seized a bundle of betting stubs with number combinations dated June 2, a ballpen, and P143 in bet money from Terafista.*