dead in Bacolod
A laborer was stabbed dead by still unidentified persons at the Reclamation area of Bacolod City yesterday.
Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos identified the victim as Harry Demetillo Dumago, 47, of Purok Magtiayon, Brgy. 10, Bacolod .
Brgy. 10 tanod Joseph Mendoza told the police that he was walking near port number 2 of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation at about 2 a.m. yesterday when he saw Dumago lying on the ground.
Mendoza, who thought that Dumago was just sleeping, tried to wake him up but was surprised to see the victim bathed in blood. Mendoza reported the incident to Station 2 policemen, who immediately conducted an ocular investigation at the crime scene.
Dumago had sustained stab wounds on his abdomen, his back and his temple, police records showed.
Investigation showed that Dumago was last seen alive having drinks with four friends, whose names the police withheld for security reasons, at his house in Purok Magti-ayon Monday night.
City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz told Dejucos to conduct a thorough investigation on the case.*APN
More than 2,000 motorcycles and tricycles have been impounded since the start of the “Katawhayan sa Dalan (road safety)” campaign in Bacolod City in April this year, the police said yesterday.
City police director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said some of the drivers failed to present documents to prove their ownership, and others have expired licenses.
From June to July 27, about 1,413 drivers were issued violation tickets because they were not wearing helmets and had passengers below 7 years old, which is prohibited by the law. From April to May, 1,600 drivers were cited for violations.
The BCPO also issued 284 clean motorbike stickers.
De la Paz added that the impounded vehicles will be their released to owners only after they have paid the fines.
Personnel of the Land Transportation Office, the Highway Patrol Group, the BTAO, and the BCPO-TMU are conducting 24-hour checkpoint operations on main thoroughfares of the city.
De la Paz said crimes perpetrated by suspects riding on motorcycles have been reduced since the road safety campaign. He said the campaign will be sustained to curb lawlessness in Bacolod.*APN
Couple arrested for
Members of the Bacolod City Police Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Group arrested a couple in a buy bust operation in Brgy. 2 in the city at about 2 p.m. yesterday.
CAIDSOG chief, Senior Insp. Niel Exaltado, identified the couple as Lido Sombilla, 52 and his wife, Beverly, 48, both of Purok Cagaycay in Brgy. 2.
Exaltado said they arrested Sombilla after he handed a small sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur buyer in exchange for P300.
Policemen then swooped down on the house of the couple, arrested the wife and seized 17 elongated sachets and two big plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a cellular phone, and P1,596 in cash.
Charges for violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the couple, who are now detained at the lockup cell of the BCPO headquarters*APN