‘Notorious thief’ arrested
A suspected notorious “pickpocket” in the area of Station 8 was charged for theft before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday, its chief, Senior Insp. Charles Gever said.
The suspect, Ryan Villarin, 21, of Purok 1 Magsungay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport in Bacolod has been involved in theft, pickpocket and salisi operations, usually victimizing passengers of the public utility jeepney, Gever said.
He said Villarin was nabbed at about 1:40 a.m. Thursday when his victim, Sarah Grace Librilla, a call center agent, asked for help from the security guard of Transcom at Araneta Street, Bacolod.
Gever said Librilla, who was about to get off the jeepney, discovered that her cellular phone was missing, and found it in possession of Villarin, who was sitting beside her.
Villarin, who said stealing was his occupation, has been nabbed for a similar offense twice, Gever said.
Meanwhile, a teacher of the Sum-ag Elementary School was found dead in his house at Purok Masinadyahon, Brgy. Pahanocoy in Bacolod at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim, identified as Rizaldy Isancha, 52, was found by his neighbor, Golem Condez, who noticed he had not gone out from his house, Gever said.
Initial investigation showed there is no foul play in the death of Isancha as he had been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
The police are trying to contact the family of the victim who are in Manila before an autopsy can be conducted on the cadaver, that is now at the Alisbo Funeral Homes in Bacolod, Gever added.*SGG
2 nabbed for rape,
frustrated slay raps
Two suspects wanted for rape and frustrated homicide charges were arrested in barangays Mansilingan and 8, Bacolod City, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Station 7 policemen, led by Senior Insp. Jose Mulleta, nabbed Lorjon Casandra, “alias Nonoy”, 33, of Bakyas, Alit in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod, at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Regional Trial Court Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador, of Branch 43, issued the warrant of arrest for Casandra and set P120,000 as bail bond, police records show.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Jovil Sedel, said Agustin Sembrano Jr., “alias Tonton”, 22, of Purok Narra Baybay, Brgy. 8 in Bacolod, was nabbed at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, on the strength of a warrant of arrest for frustrated homicide.
The warrant was issued by RTC Branch 53 Judge Pepito Gellada, who set his bail at P24,000, Sedel said.
Sembrano was arrested by Station 2 policemen at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation port in Bacolod, Sedel added.
Sembrano told the DAILY STAR he only defended himself and his wife, who was pregnant at the time of the incident when his friend, whose name he did not disclose, forcibly entered their house, armed with an ice pick.*SGG