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POLICE BEAT

Tuzon heads Sagay PNP

Two senior police-commissioned officers recently affected by the reshuffling of 31 police chiefs in Negros Occidental, received new assignments.

Supt. Harold Tuzon, former San Carlos police chief, yesterday assumed command of the Sagay City Police Station, replacing SPO3 Noel Olaera who had served as police non-commissioned officer-in-charge for almost a month.

Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said Tuzon will still serve as officer-in-charge, until confirmation of his appointment by Sagay Mayor Leo Rafael Cueva.

Previously, Senior Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez was relieved as Sagay police chief, because of the one-strike policy of the Philippine National Police in the campaign against illegal gambling.

There are reports that he may return to Sagay City Police Station, as the deputy of Tuzon.

Guisihan, however, said Gutierrez is still assigned at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, until his new assignment is announced.

The Police Regional Office 6 also approved the transfer of Supt. Santiago Rapiz from NOPPO to the Bacolod City Police Office that took effect June 13.

Rapiz, who was relieved as officer-in-charge of the Cadiz City Police Station, has been designated as the BCPO deputy director for Operations.

Police records show that Rapiz also used to be assigned at the BCPO.

As to the replacement of Rapiz as Cadiz police chief, Guisihan said he will submit a list of nominees, with the ranks of superintendent, to Mayor Patrick Escalante.

Police Insp. Gil John Despi is presently the officer-in-charge of the Cadiz City Police Station.*GPB

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Cops nab vendor
in drug bust

A fish vendor was apprehended by members of the Bacolod City Police Anti-Illegal Special Operations Task Group at about 11 a.m. yesterday during a stake-out operation in Brgy. 8, Bacolod City.

CAIDSTOG team leader, Senior Insp. Joemarie Occeña identified the one arrested as Danilo Vivas, “alias Danny Vivas”, 49, of Purok Narra Baybay in Brgy. 8, Bacolod.

Occeño said they were conducting the operation in Purok Narra Baybay on the complaints of concerned citizens that illegal trade operations are rampant in the area.

He said his personnel apprehended Vivas whom they saw standing beside the road and holding a plastic sachet with an undetermined content.

Six elongated plastic sachets of suspected shabu all valued at P6,000, a small plastic of suspected shabu, an improvised plastic straw used as scoop, several empty plastic sachets believed to be used for repacking shabu, a disposable lighter and a pair of scissors were recovered from Vivas, police records showed.

Vivas, when interrogated by Bacolod City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, admitted that he is into the illegal sale of shabu and at the same time revealed the names of other illegal drug peddlers in his area.

Vivas, who is now detained at BCPO headquarters, will face charges for violating section 11 of Republic Act 9165 for possession of illegal drugs.*APN

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Truck falls into ravine,
two passengers injured3

A cargo truck trailer carrying heavy equipment fell into a ravine Thursday in Brgy. Pandanon, Don Salvador Benedicto, causing injuries to the driver and his helper.

Police Officer 1 Rubin Deniro, Salvador Benedicto desk officer, yesterday said the Izuso trailer loaded with a backhoe, and driven by Juanito Etang, was negotiating a curved downhill slope in the Pandanon highway, when it developed a mechanical malfunction.

Deniro said the trailer plunged down a 20 to 30-meter ravine, but miraculously, Etang and his helper, Marlon Demerin, survived but were injured.

They were rushed to the Dr. Pablo Torre Memorial Hospital in Bacolod City.

Deniro said the trailer and its cargo had not yet been retrieved from the ravine, as yesterday.*GPB

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