Two men collared
for school robbery
Two men were arrested by Station 1 policemen in a follow-up operation at about 4 p.m. Saturday after they allegedly took electronic appliances from an elementary school in Bacolod City.
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, yesterday identified thoseapprehended as Pido Dumip-ig, 20, of Ilog town, Negros Occidental and Jake Adventura, 20, of Purok Mapinalangaon in Brgy. 35, in Bacolod.
Acebuche said the two were apprehended on the complaints of Heide Gador and Nathaniel Gumata, both teachers of Rizal Elementary School earlier Saturday.
The teachers claimedthey discovered that a Sony component valued at P11,990 and a Karaoke valued at P9,000 were missing from their classrooms, when they went to the school at about 9 a.m.
Investigation showed that the suspects destroyed the wooden cover of the window to enter the classrooms and take the electronic appliances.
Acebuche told the DAILY STAR that the suspects, who were former students of the school, were apprehended through the help of an informant who told the police where the electronic appliances were pawned.
The component was recovered from a residence at Reagent Pearl Homes in Brgy. Alijis, while the Karaoke was seized from a residence in Purok Malipayon in Brgy. 35, police records showed.
The two suspects are now detained at Police Station 1 and charges are now being readied against them.*APN
Deliver boy killed, man shot
A delivery boy employed by a rice dealer in Brgy. Mandalagan, was stabbed dead by his co-worker at about 8 p.m. Sunday, while a man was shot in Brgy. Alijis, both in Bacolod City, on the same day.
Police identified the victims as Arnel Linogo, 21, of Brgy. Makiling in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, and Michael Hechanova, 36, of Purok Malvar Cubay in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod.
Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Donnie Garcia of Police Station 3 showed that Linogo, employed as rice delivery boy of Eugene Anglo, was stabbed allegedly by his colleague Richard delos Santos, 27, of Brgy. Haguimit, La Carlota City, in the province.
Linogo was rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital but he died at about 1 a .m. yesterday. The suspect was apprehended after a hot pursuit operation in Brgy. Mandalagan yesterday, and is now detained at Police Station 3.
Station 3 chief, Insp. Jose Mulleta, said they recovered the 12-inch bladed weapon reportedly used by the suspect from the crime scene.
Hechanova meanwhile, was rushed to the Bacolod Adventist Hospital after he was allegedly shot at about 7:35 p.m. in Purok San Jose in Brgy. Alijis.
Witnesses Joseph Rizaga, 31, of Purok San Jose and Ryan Jaranilla, 31, of Purok Mainuswagon in Brgy. Alijis identified the suspect as Morito Benares, “alias Toto”, who is still at large.
Police officers 2 Warren Dela Cerna and Arnold Buenafe recovered two empty shells of a .38 caliber revolver from the crime scene.*APN
4 for ‘jai-alai’
Two teenagers and two men were apprehended by the Bacolod City Police Office Public Safety Company Friday and Sunday, in barangays 35 and Villamonte, Bacolod City, for alleged jai-alai operations.
PSC chief, Supt. Alex Dimaculangan, yesterday identified those arrested as Marlon Sarmiento, 35, of Purok Kaburihan in Brgy. Estefania; Ricardo Magallanes, 18, of Purok Isla, Brgy. Villamonte; Alfred John Concepcion, 18, of Brgy. 15; and Rhoneel Guevarra, 26, of Purok Neptune in Brgy. Singcang Airport, all in Bacolod.
Dimaculangan said Sarmiento and Magallanes were arrested at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Purok Akishola, Brgy. Villamonte when they were allegedly caught handing to each other jai alai paraphernalia.
Police officers 3 Romulo Tolentino and Erwin Villanueva and Police Officer 2 Ariel Pastro seized four tally sheets with number combinations from Sarmiento and Magallanes, during their arrest, police records showed.
Dimaculangan also reported the arrest of Concepcion and Guevarra at about 9:30 p.m. Friday at 4th Road- Alunan streets, Bacolod City, after policemen saw them in the act of soliciting bet money for jai-alai.
Police confiscated three tally sheets, a tipster with the codename “Lucky 3,” and P77 in bet money from Concepcion and Guevarra when they were arrested.*APN