Cops warn computer shops:
Don’t print jai alai tipsters
Several computer and Internet shops in Bacolod City are being monitored closely by the City Police Special Operations Group for allegedly printing jai alai tipsters, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, SOG head, said yesterday.
Rapiz said that, based on their intelligence report these computer and Internet shops print tipsters, have them photocopied, and sell them to jai alai bettors for P5 each.
He warned the computer and Internet shops doing this to stop or they will be meted appropriate penalties.
Rapiz added that jai alai operators in Bacolod City have become more careful in their operations because of the intensified campaign of the city police against jai alai.
He said that, based on their monitoring, there are still five jai alai operators in Bacolod with the codenames “Solar”, “Dragon”, “Diamond”, “Target” and “Meredien”.
Police Regional Office-6 director, Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, said he hopes to put an end to illegal gambling in the region, particularly Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, by next year, and has ordered an all-out-war against it.
Querol also urged the public to cooperate to make the campaign against illegal gambling, particularly jai-alai, successful.*APN
Police probing indiscriminate
firing near eatery in Bacolod
An unidentified man driving a grey Adventure SUV fired shots near a restaurant at Hilado Street, Bacolod City, at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group head, said.
Witnesses told the police the driver fired his gun five times and sped away. No one was hurt. Station 2 policemen, led by Insp. Lanel Lanado, gave chase, but failed to catch up with the vehicle as it accelerated toward Brgy. Granada, Rapiz added.
Police are determining the motive behind the shooting, or if the driver was under the influence of liquor, he said.
Police records showed that only two slugs of a .45 caliber pistol were recovered at the crime scene.*APN
‘Thief’ stabs victim
A suspected thief hit his victim in the head with a stone, stabbed him on the back, then took his cellular phone, at about 12:20 a.m. yesterday, at the junction of Bangga Cory and 2nd Road, Bacolod City.
Station 6 commander, Chief Insp. Noel Polines, identified the victim as Rey Francisco, 24, of Eroreco Subdivision, Bacolod, who is now confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital for injuries he sustained.
Polines said Francisco and his friends were escorting his girlfriend, William Mae Tiongko, to her house in Puentebella Subdivision, Brgy. Taculing, when they met the suspect, Louigae Posadas, 23, of Brgy. Alijis.
He added that the crime was committed so quickly that Francisco’s companions were not able to come to his aid, and also because they were afraid of the bladed weapon that Posadas was carrying.
A manhunt operation has been launched by Station 6 policemen against Posadas.*APN