Driver torches own housee 1
A trisikad driver, angry at his wife, set fire to their shanty in Brgy. Singcang Airport, Bacolod City, at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Police identified the driver as Avelino Tesing, 29 of Purok Neptune, Brgy. Singcang Airport.
Rhodora Beronio, Tesing’s live-in partner, told the police that she and the suspect, who was under the influence of alcoholic liquor, had quarreled over money matters before the incident happened.
Beronio said Tesing slapped and boxed her on the face causing her to flee from their house and seek the help of Barangay officials to call the police.
Arson investigator Fire Officer 3 Cornelio Silva said that when Beronio returned home, she saw Tesing setting fire to their bed foam and the fire rapidly spread to the entire house, that is made of light materials.
He said nearby residents wanted to put the fire out but they were afraid to come near as Tesing was holding a colonial knife. Silva added that the fire did not spread to the neighboring residences because the neighbors put it out when he was already gone.
Damaged from the fire was estimated at P2,000 but no one was reported injured, Bureau of Fire Protection records showed.
Beronio failed to return to the BFP office yesterday to file arson charges against her live-in partner as she had left for to Isabela town with her four children.*APN
A homicide suspect was arrested by the Bacolod City Police Warrant and Subpoena Section and Station 4 policemen at his residence in Brgy. 30 at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect was identified as Chris Chavez, “alias Dimple, 19, of Purok Mainuswagon in Brgy. 30 by Police Officer 2 Felipe Moncatar of the WSS.
Moncatar said Chavez was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Anita Chua, who set his bail at P40,000.
Police records shows that Chavez fatally shot Cerlan Segovia, 15, of Luzuriaga Street, Brgy. 28 and injured his elder brother Jaylord Segovia, 22 on June 10 last year in Brgy. 28 in Bacolod City, allegedly over a joke.
Investigation by Police Officer 3 (now SPO1) Jose Roy Militante showed that the Segovias and their two companions were having drinks in front of their house when Chavez, of Purok Mainuswagon in Brgy. 35, and an alias “Jong-Jong” passed by.
Chavez shot Jaylord Segovia with a .45 caliber pistol when he was angered by his joke that his gun is useless because it is not functioning, Militante said.
When the younger Segovia and his two companions saw this, they chased “alias Jong-Jong” and Chavez and threw bottles at them. Chavez then shot the younger Segovia in the head and fled with “alias Jong-Jong”, Militante also said.
Meanwhile, a man wanted for violation of the Violence against Women and their Children law was arrested by the police at his residence in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod.
Police identified the one arrested as Benjamin Ariola of APO Housing in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod.
The police said Ariola was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Philadelfa Agraviador, who set his bail at P12,000.*APN
motorcycle thief’s sketch
The police released yesterday the facial sketch of a suspect in the theft of a motorcycle of a government employee in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
Police s investigation showed that the blue Honda I55 TMX motorcycle owned by Michelle Toledo, that was parked in front of the Sagay City Hall, was stolen by an unidentified suspect Thursday last week.
Chief Inspector Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, described the suspect as 30 to 40 years old, of medium build with brown complexion, about five feet, three inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. * GPB
‘Drug peddler’ falls
A suspected drug peddler was arrested Tuesday night by a combined team of the police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency men during a buy-bust operation in Purok Tondo, Brgy. 3, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental.
Senior Inspector Arnold Mesias, EB Magalona police chief, yesterday said the arrest of Jolly Marcial Madayag, 43, yielded five sachets of suspected shabu, P500 in marked money and a weighing scale.
Madayag had also been arrested in previous years by the EB Magalona police, as which then headed by Supt. Santiago Rapiz, for a similar offense.
His arrest was a joint operation of the PDEA-Negros Occidental led by Intelligence Officer 2 Aline Cimafranca and the EB Magalona police headed by Mesias.
Madayag is now detained at the EB Magalona Police Station jail.
In Bacolod City, suspect in cases of slight physical injuries and theft was also arrested by the police at Lacson Street.
Police Supt. Rosauro Francisco said the suspect identified as Jay Briones Martinez of Sitio Berano, Brgy. Lantad, Silay City, who is now detained at the Bacolod Police Station 2 lock-up cel has a pending arrest warrant for slight physical injuries, with bail recommended at P2,000.
Martinez was arrested on Jan. 20 for shoplifting, police records show.*GPB