1 of 3 suspects in slay of
One of the three suspects in the fatal stabbing of the municipal agriculturist, Napoleon Perez Sr. of Moises Padilla, at the parking lot of Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod City in October last year surrendered to the police at about 8 a.m. Thursday.
Police identified the suspect as Renato Garcia Jr., “alias Beboy”, 21, of Purok Kaingin in Brgy. Singcang- Airport, Bacolod.
Garcia surrendered to Police Officer 2 Noel Capablanca after he was informed that an arrest warrant for less serious physical injuries with direct assault had been issued against him by Regional Trial Court Judge Napoleon Diamante , who set his bail at P12,000.
Investigation showed that Napoleon Perez and his wife, Madeline, 53, had just been shopping for groceries at the Gaisano City Supermall in Bacolod City and were headed towards their car in the south parking area of the mall, when Oberto Caagoy Lambanecio, “alias Nonoy Karabaw”, 18, of Purok Kaingin, Brgy. Singcang-Airporttook Madeline’s bag.
When he tried to take his wife’s bag back Lambanecio stabbed Napoleon who was declared dead at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.
Lambanecio was apprehended immediately after the incident. His minor companion was apprehended several days later but he was referred to the Social Development Center at the Bacolod Police office.*APN
Two vehicles parked at B.S. Aquino Drive and at Lacson Street in Bacolod City were successively burglarized Thursday night, police said.
Emalyn Nepumoceno, 29, of Dos Hermanas in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, told the police she discovered that the window on the passenger seat side of her car parked beside the Redemtorsit Church at B.S. Aquino Drive have been destroyed at about 9 p.m.
Nepumoceno said the suspects took her handbag valued at P2,200, her knapsack with assorted clothes, another bag containing sample medicines, and her make-up kit.
Minutes later, Mark Ojera, 36, of Estanzia Subdivision in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, reported that her Nissan Centra that was parked at Lacson Street beside the Sunlife Financial building had been forced open at about 9:37 p.m.
Ojera said the burglars stole his wallet with P4,000 in cash, his ATM card, driver’s license, and his two payable checks for P10,000 each.
He said his cellular phone with an undetermined market value and his sandals were also stolen.
City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricrado de la Paz, ordered Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Lester Leada yesterday to intensify police visibility operation in the areas where the burglaries happened.
De la Paz said he believes the suspects behind these robberies are residents of barangays 1 and 2.
Leada said they already have three suspects in the car burglaries, but refused to give further details.*APN
for illegal fishing
A boat captain and two of his crew members were apprehended by members of the Bantay Dagat Task Force in Hinigaran town, Negros Occidental, at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police identified the boat captain as John Despi of Brgy. Garagato, Hinigaran town, but the names of his two crew members, also of the same place, were not disclosed.
They were apprehended for violating Municipal Ordinance No. 002, series of 2011, for fishing in a protective area, but were not charged, the police said.
Reports reaching the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office yesterday showed that the Bantay Dagat Task Force led by Police Officer 1 Stephen Ablao was conducting sea-borne patrol operations at the coastal area of Brgy. Gargato, when they spotted the fishing boat manned by Despi.
A compressor, a plastic hose, 15 kilos of nylon shells, and their fishing boat were confiscated, police records showed.*APN