Vol. XX No. 41

December 20, 2000

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PNP nabs Cat'nes' No. 5 most wanted

A combined team of operatives from Camp Francisco Camacho and the Baras police station collared last week a construction worker who, before his arrest, was No. 5 on the province's most wanted list.

Apprehended by the team led by Chief Insp. Enrique Ramos was Joseph Torrecampo y Soliveres, 25, married and a resident of barangay Nagbarorong, Baras. The suspect was nabbed on the basis of a warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 43 Judge Romulo P. Atencia in connection with Criminal Case 2752 for frustrated murder. Bail bond for his provisional liberty has been set at P200,000.00.

Aside from Chief Insp. Ramos, the other members of the arresting team from the PNP headquarters were SPO3 Ernesto Torrecampo, SPO3 Eduardo Ternida, SPO2 Narciso de la Cruz, SPO1 Alex Sapla and PO1 Francis Tabo while those from the Baras police were SPO2 Ricardo Tanael, PO2 Melchor 3Buban and PO2 Michael Rima.

In similar news, two alleged drug users were arrested last week by Virac police while an aide of Virac Mayor Jose U. Alberto II formally surrendered to face a murder charge for the fatal stabbing of a Bato policeman.

Last December 13, SPO1 Roger Masagca and PO2 James Ronatay, accompanied by Lanao barangay captain Sofio Mendoza and his barangay tanods, arrested Liza Urbano y Arcilla on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued in connection with Criminal Case 5282 for violation of Republic Act 6425, otherwise known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 as amended.

On the same day, traffic policeman SPO1 Noel Sunga handcuffed Urbano's co-accused, Marlon Alejandro y Chavez, 44, married and a resident of barangay San Pedro. Bail for their provisional liberty was set at P60,000.00 each. The duo were among the six people caught in a police raid recently on the residence of the late Virac Mayor Jorge S. Arcilla.  

On the other hand, accompanied by lawyer Angeles Velasco, murder suspect Bernardo Tablizo y Pitajen, 43, married and a resident of barangay Constantino, gave up to Virac police last week.

Tablizo alleged stabbed six times Bato policeman SPO1 Gil Grageda, 47, last November 24 near the residence of Tablizo's estranged wife, whom the cop had just visited.


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