Former security guard faces
carnap, illegal gun charges
A former security guard nabbed Tuesday by the Bacolod City Investigation and Detection Group and the Police Station 5 in Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod, was charged yesterday for carnapping and illegal possession of firearms.
CIDG city officer, Chief Insp. Fernando Salvatierra, said Rene Esmana, 45, of Purok 20, Brgy. Alangilan in Bacolod, was charged for violation of the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972 and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, before the City Prosecutor’s Office.
Salvatierra said that on July 4 Louie Ferrer, 29, of Brgy. Alangilan asked for help from the CIDG, when he saw in the barangay his Honda XRM110 motorcycle that was stolen on February 17, also this year.
Salvatierra said a civilian asset informed the CIDG about finding the motorcycle. At about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, a team from CIDG and Station 5 went to the house of Esmana, said to be a member of a carnapping group operating in hinterland barangays of Bacolod.
Ferrer positively identified his motorcycle even if it had been repainted, through its engine and chassis number.
The arrest of Esmana also yielded a .38 caliber revolver with defaced serial number, two homemade 12-gauge shotguns, and three ammunition, Salvatierra added.
In a television interview, Esmana denied that he is a carnapper and said he bought the motorcycle from a friend he identified only as certain “Oliver”, of the same barangay.*SGG
Bus warehouse robbed
Four men ransacked the warehouse of the Vallacar Transit in Purok Himaya, Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod City, at about 2 a.m. yesterday but only one was arrested by the police, while his three companions evaded arrest.
Station 7 chief, Senior Insp. Jose Mulleta identified the suspect as Jeffrey Salvador, 22, of Purok Himaya, Brgy. Mansilingan.
Mulleta said security guards Henrily Franco and Ian Rey Ferrer informed them that unidentified men had been seen entering the warehouse.
Salvador was arrested, but his three companions, whose names were not disclosed, escaped after noting the presence of the police, Mulleta said.
Investigation showed that the suspects scaled the wall of the compound, and destroyed the roof of the warehouse to gain entrance, and took assorted car spare parts worth P70,000.
The police recovered the items from Salvador, who is now detained at the lock-up cell of Station 7.
He was charged for robbery yesterday before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office, while a hot pursuit operation is being conducted against the three other suspects, Mulleta added.*SGG
Three arrested in Bacolod
Three men wanted for robbery, estafa, and attempted homicide charges were arrested by the police in barangays Granada and Banago in Bacolod City, Tuesday.
Station 5 chief, Senior Insp. Richie Gohee, said they nabbed Ronel Montebon, 26, of Purok 3, Brgy. Granada, on the strength of the warrant of arrest for robbery issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 50 Judge Estefanio Libutan Jr., who set his bail at P100,000.
Gohee said Montebon was arrested at about 1 p.m. in front of Stone Haven Subdivision, Brgy. Granada in Bacolod.
Several minutes later, they served the warrant of arrest for estafa charges to Felix Lopez, 54, of Charito Heights Subdivision, also in Brgy. Granada, he said.
Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Montaño Medel of Branch 2 issued the warrant of arrest for Lopez, Gohee added.
At about 6:35 p.m., Belliardo Rizares Jr., 27, of Purok Tangigue, Brgy. 1 was arrested on the strength of the warrant of arrest for attempted homicide, in Purok Nami-Nami, Brgy. Banago.
His warrant of arrest was issued by MTCC Branch 5 Judge Karen Joy Tan-Gaston, who set his bail at P12,000, police records show.*SGG