Two suspects arrested
Two theft suspects were arrested by security guards and barangay tanods at 888 Chinatown Square and in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City, Sunday and Monday.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Jovil Sedel, said Virgilio Lopez Jr., “alias Junjun”, 28, of Purok Masinadyahon, Brgy. Guinhalaran in Silay City, Negros Occidental, was arrested by guards Joenifer Tacda and Jirold Cartagena for allegedly stealing perfumes and air fresheners, all worth P1,486, from the Lopue’s Value Store at 888 Chinatown Square, at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Lopez, now detained at the lock-up cell of Police Station 2, said he returned the items and told the DAILY STAR he had no choice but to steal since he only had P20 in cash and needed to go home to Silay City.
In Purok Katilingban, Brgy. Bata in Bacolod, a man was arrested by barangay tanods Rodulfo Caldo and Rogelio Gerasme, for allegedly stealing three fighting cocks, all worth P9,800, at about 3 a.m. Monday.
Station 3 chief, Senior Insp. Dianne Grace Aquitania, said Jeffrey Venus, 39, of Purok Mabinuligon, Brgy. Sum-ag in Bacolod, was caught with the two yellow-legged fighting cocks, owned by Antonio Yap, 38, and Eliser Gabriel, 28, and the native rooster of Nona Cuari, all of Purok Katilingban in Brgy. Bata, police records show.
Meanwhile, a teacher reported to Station 1 policemen that two unidentified men riding an XRM blue motorcycle grabbed her bag while she was on a trisikad in front of the Water World at Lacson-San Sebastian streets, Bacolod, at about 6:45 a.m. yesterday.
Mae Faith Polvorosa, 38, of Brgy. 30, Bacolod, said her bag contained her cellular phones, identification cards, ATMs, a red wallet with P300 in cash, a coin purse, a folding umbrella, and several keys, police records show.*SGG
Arrest warrants served to 4
Four persons charged for violation of Article 318 of the Revised Penal Code, direct assault upon an agent of a person in authority, robbery, and frustrated murder, were arrested in Bacolod and Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Friday.
The warrant of arrest for frustrated murder was served at about 11:06 a.m. to Hermogenes Labrador, 50, of Calong-Calong in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod, at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod, where he is a detainee.
The warrant was issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 45 Judge Eliseo Geolingo who set Labrador’s bail at P200,000, police records show.
Joe Philip Andrino, 21, of Arabay 1, Relocation Site, Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod, was also served a warrant of arrest at the BJMP in Brgy. Handumanan, for robbery charges, also issued by Judge Geolingo, who set his bail at P100,000.
Station 10 policemen served the warrant of arrest to Ariel dela Cruz, 35, of Purok Mambulac, Brgy. 10, Bacolod, for direct assault upon an agent of person in authority, at the BJMP in Brgy. Tabunan, Bago City in Negros Occidental, at about 3:15 p.m.
His warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Karen Joy Tan-Gaston of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 6, who set his bail at P6,000, the police said.
Bacolod City Police Office Investigation head, Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz, meanwhile said they nabbed Romeo Oximar, of Mills Department, Victorias Milling Company in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, on the strength of the bench warrant for other deceits, or for violation of Article 318 of the Revised Penal Code.
Ortiz said the warrant that was re-served to Oximar at about 3:30 p.m. was issued by MTCC Branch 2 Judge Montaño Medel Jr.*SGG
donate school supplies
Some 150 pupils of Mandalagan Elementary School in Bacolod City received school supplies at the gift-giving program of the Bacolod City Police Office Station 3 and the Rotary Club of Metro Bacolod in line with the Oplan Balik Eskwela program recently, a government press release said.
Senior Insp. Dianne Grace Aquitania, Police Station 3 chief, led the gift-giving activity co-sponsored by the RC Metro Bacolod, headed by Joel Jaranilla, and the RC Manila Bay, led by Bobby Galvez, the press release also said.
The BCPO also conducted community activities, like bloodletting, people’s assembly, clean-up drive, tree planting, and medical and feeding programs in the barangays of Bacolod as part of the 18th Police Community Relations Month observance in July.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting city police director, said they want to further strengthen the police-community partnership, and to provide direct services to Bacoleños, the press release added.*