Cop: Body of man fished
out of river in Bacolod
The body of a man believed to have drowned was fished out of the river near the Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City yesterday.
Station 3 chief, Senior Insp. Conrado Rances, identified the fatality as John Roter Dimson, 31, of Purok Katilingban, Brgy. Bata, Bacolod.
Rances said Dimson's body was seen floating by Hajie Canlas, 20, of Purok Langis, Brgy. Banago, when he passed by the bridge at about 7 a.m. yesterday and immediately reported it to the police.
He said Dimson may have slipped while walking in the area and fell into the river. But Rances added they are not discounting the possibility of foul play as an injury was noticed on the victim's forehead.
Dimson's body will be autopsied to ascertain the real cause of his death.*APN
A laborer was injured when his cousin shot him without provocation at about 2 a.m. Saturday inside his house in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City.
Station 5 chief, Senior Insp. Richie Gohee identified the victim as Abner Quiachon, 37, of Purok Balabag, Brgy. Granada.
Quiachon sustained a wound on his elbow and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he is now confined.
The suspect, identified as Jay-R Tamayo, 25, also of Purok Balabag, fled after the incident, bringing with him the gun he used in the shooting, Gohee also said.
Investigation showed that Quiachon was asleep when Tamayo barged into his bedroom, shot him without provocation and fled. Policemen seized four pellets and a cartridge of a 12-gauge shotgun at the crime scene.
Gohee told the DAILY STAR that Tamayo got mad because Quiachon failed to pay him after he delivered sand at the victim's house that is under reconstruction.
He said they launched a manhunt operation to arrest Tamayo and charges are being readied against him.*APN
Region 6 police director
in Neg. Occ. tomorrow
The new Police Regional Office-6 Director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, will arrive in Bacolod City tomorrow and is set to meet with Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the provincial Capitol, city police director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said yesterday.
De la Paz said this is the first official visit of Cruz, who replaced former PRO-6 director Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol on August 13, to Negros Occidental after his assumption of office.
He said Cruz may also visit the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office and the Bacolod City Police Office.
De la Paz added that he has several concerns to discuss with Cruz after his meeting with the governor.*APN