Amputee dies in hospital
after city road accident
An unidentified amputee died in a hospital yesterday after she was sideswiped by a passenger jeepney at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Investigation by Police Officer 2 Eliseo Andraneda showed that the jeep was heading north of Lacson Street when the woman suddenly crossed the street. She was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, but died while being treated.
Andraneda described the victim to be between 40 to 50 years old, with shoulder level hair, brown complexion, and about 5 feet to 5 feet and 3 inches in height.
She was wearing a green jacket and pajama. Her right hand had been amputated, police said.
Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, head of the Bacolod City Traffic Unit, is appealing to those whose loved ones are missing to visit the CLMMRH morgue.
Jeepney driver Elmer Enema, 45, of Purok Pinetree in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod, is now in the custody of Police Station 3.*APN
Delivery van robbed: police
Unidentified men allegedly carnapped a delivery van, stole its contents of goods valued at P200,000, siphoned its fuel, then abandoned the vehicle Monday in Brgy. San Miguel, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.
Chief Inspector Eduardo Corpus, La Carlota police chief, however, said they are conducting an in-depth investigation of the incident, after noting inconsistencies in the statements of the van driver, his helper and the witnesses.
Corpus said the two victims claimed that the disappeared van of Daily Ware Marketing, missing at about 2 p.m. Monday, while they were eating in La Carlota City. They, however, reported the incident to the La Carlota police at 5:30 p.m. on the same day.
Witnesses also told policemen they saw the vehicle in Brgy. San Miguel, La Carlota City, at about 1 p.m. the same day, contrary to the driver’s claim that the van was carnapped at 2 p.m., Corpus said.
The van was loaded with powdered milk and other dry goods.*GPB
Cops collar ‘salisi’ thief
An alleged notorious "salisi" thief was arrested by members of the Police Regional Office Intelligence Unit at the Bacolod City downtown area at about 3 p.m. Monday.
Police identified the suspect as Ryan Rendon, 34, of Brgy. San Juan in Molo District, Iloilo City, and a resident of Sitio Magsungay in Brgy. Singcang -Airport, Bacolod.
Police Officers 3 Joshua Barile and Johnny dela Pena and Police Officer 1 Jerome Javier arrested Rendon at the Metrodome Plaza building following a tip from a concerned citizen.
Barile said Rendon has an arrest warrant for theft, issued by Judge Loida Diestro-Maputol of the Regional Trial Court 6, CJRQ Avancena Hall in Iloilo City, who set the bail at P80,000.
He added that the charges were filed last year by a foreigner who claimed that Rendon took his bag while they were at a mall in Iloilo City. Rendon is a former errand boy of Predendido Group, a well-known pusher in Brgy Bak-hao in Iloilo City, Barile said.
Two other complainants also identified Rendon at Police Station 1, as the suspect who also victimized them.
Meanwhile, RIU members also arrested Danillo Tambanillo, 48, of Purok Lawayan in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod, allegedly for grave threats.
Judge Francisco Pando, of the Municipal Courts in Cities, issued the warrant against Tambanillo and set his bail at P12,000.
A fish vendor was also nabbed at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence in Brgy. Mailum, Bago City, Negros Occidental, allegedly for rape charges.
Supt. Simeon Gane, Bago City chief, identified the suspect as Diosdado Sadio, 55, of Sitio Sabidiao, Brgy. Mailum.
Sadio has an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Frances Guanzon, who denied him bail*APN