A thief robbed the bag of a medical technician at about10:45 p.m. Wednesday in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City.
Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group head, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, identified the victim as Merrie Shayne Go, 28, of Rosario Heights Subdivision in Brgy. Taculing.
Go told the police she was walking at Sycamore Road on her way home when a motorcycle stopped near her. She said the suspect grabbed her by the neck, threatened her with a knife, and wrested her bag from her.
Rapiz said Go fought back, and sprayed pepper spray on the suspect’s eyes causing him to release her. The suspect, however, managed to flee with Go’s bag, he said.
Go said her bag contained her cellular phone valued at P5,000, P2,500 in cash and other personal belongings.
The bag was recovered at 2nd Road in Brgy. Taculing at about 8 a.m. yesterday by a concerned citizen and turned it over to Rapiz, but Go’s money and her cellular phone were gone.
A 14-inch knife used by the suspect was recovered from the crime scene, a police record showed.
Policemen are now working on the identity of the suspect.* APN
3 men with arrest
Three men with arrest warrants for various offenses were apprehended in the cities of Bacolod, Bago and Victorias, in Negros Occidental Tuesday and Wednesday, the police said yesterday.
Rogelio Oyeman, of Hacienda Salome in Brgy. 10 in the city was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for attempted homicide.
Oyamen was apprehended by the team led by Police Officer 3 Valentin Sardenia on the strenght of an arrest warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Evelyn Aresnio, who set his bail at P12,000.
In Bago City, John Gahaton, 44, of Brgy. Don Jorge Araneta was arrested by police officers 2 Rowell Peniero and Glenn Bolaoro at his residence at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, for violation of Republic Act 9262 or the Violence Against Women and their Children Act.
Bago City chief, Supt. Simeon Gane, said Gahaton was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Frances Guanzon, who set his bail at P80,000.
Bacolod City Police Station 7 personnel also apprehended Shem Rebota, 36, of Abada Escay in Brgy. Vista Alegre in the city also for violation of RA 9262 at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Rebota was apprehended by the team composed by of Police Officers 2 Warren Dela Cerna and Arnold Buenafe on the strenght of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Anita Guanzon, who set his bail at P24,000.*APN
Pimp, 5 commercial
sex workers collared
Five female commercial sex workers and their alleged pimp were apprehended by Station 8 policemen in front of the Goldenfields Commercial Complex in Bacolod City at about 12 a.m. yesterday.
The women, whose names are being withheld, aged 21, 22 and 25, are residents of barangays Handumanan, Bata, Tangub, and Sum-ag, Bacolod City, Station 8 commander, Chief Insp. Danilo Francisco, said.
Their alleged pimp, a male, 25, whose name the police also withheld, is a resident of Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod.
Francisco said the women have already undergone medical examinations to check if they have sexually transmitted diseases, and the results are expected to be released this week.
He added that the campaign against commercial sex workers at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex had been intensified because of complaints from concerned citizens living near the area.
Ten CSW were also arrested by Station 8 policemen at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex in November last year and seven of them were found to have STD, police records showed.
The women are now in police custody and will face charges for violation of Article 202 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, for vagrancy.*APN