2 houses robbed
in Bacolod: police
Suspected robbers entered two residences in barangays 7 and 2 in Bacolod City yesterday and Sunday and took several items.
Homer Toledo, 38, of Purok Coca-Cola in Brgy. 7 told the police the robbery took place at about 6 a.m. Sunday.
Investigation showed that the robbers destroyed the wooden cover of the window of Toledo’s residence and took P1,300 in cash and a cellular phone and fled.
Station 2 commander, Chief Insp. Noel Polines, said they will lift finger prints at the residence of Toledo to identify the suspect or suspects.
Hyna Aguado, 31, of Purok Lampirong in Brgy. 2, Bacolod, also claimed that her residence was entered by her neighbor, whom she identified as “alias Jojo” and who, she added, stole several kitchen ware at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Aguado said that among the items stolen were three cooking pots valued at P6,000 and a hammer. She added that the robbers destroyed the padlock at their main door.*APN
to Bago City PNP
A laborer yesterday morning surrendered another homemade .38 caliber revolver to police officers in Bago City, Negros Occidental, in support of the Balik Baril program, a Bago PNP press release said.
Raymundo Victoriano, 56, a widower and a resident of Purok Kalubihan in Barangay Tabunan in the city, surrendered the gun, Chief Insp. Rico Santotome Jr., officer-in-charge of Bago City police station, said.
Victoriano was also a former local watchman in the barangay, said Insp. Alan Reloj, platoon leader of the 4th Maneuver Platoon of the Negros Occidental Provincial Public Safety Company based in nearby Barangay Dulao.
Reloj's men and other local tanods from Barangay Tabunan facilitated the surrender of the loose firearm, the 14th unlicensed gun accounted for by the Bago City PNP, since the implementation of the Balik Baril program in September 2010, the press release said.
Six explosives were likewise surrendered to the Bago PNP, the press release added.*
9 for illegal gambling
Nine persons were apprehended for illegal gambling in barangays Mansilingan and Mandalagan in Bacolod City Saturday.
Arrested were Tata Pastor, 29, and Mevin Delfin, 18, of Brgy. Blumentritt, and Nelson Balao Jr., 32, of Brgy. Minoyan, both in Murcia town, Negros Occidental.
Also arrested were Jameson Bendanillo, 18, Joefferey Bendillo, 18, Joevane Bendanillo, 21, Johnny Cañete, 25, all of Brgy. Mansilingan; Leslie Alli, 27, of Brgy. Alijis; and Norberto Enema, 58, of Purok Bulak in Brgy. Mandalagan, all in Bacolod City.
Pastor, Delfin, Balao, Cañete, Alli and the Bendanillos were caught by Station 7 policemen playing an illegal coin game called “cara y cruz” at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, near the Hillside Subdivision in Brgy. Mansilingan.
Policemen recovered three cue coins and P50 in bet money during their arrest, police records showed.
Enema, meanwhile, was apprehended by the team led by Station 3 chief, Insp. Jose Mulleta, at about 8:30 p.m. in Purok Bulak.
Mulleta said they recovered tipsters with the codenames “Lucky 3” and “NBA”, a betting stub and P22 in bet money from Enema during his arrest.
They are now detained at the lock-up cell of police stations 3 and 7, and illegal gambling charges are being readied against them.*APN