teenagers yield guns
Two teenagers suspected to be involved in robbery incidents in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, were arrested by Station 8 policemen at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo, identified those arrested as Karl John Caridad of Purok St. Peter and Rhay Agriam of Purok Pag-asa, both 18, and residents of Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod.
Their 17-year-old companion, whose name was not disclosed, was turned over to the Social Development Center in Bacolod City.
A homemade shotgun with a bullet for a 12 gauge shotgun, and a .38 caliber revolver were recovered from Caridad and Agriam, respectively, while a brass knuckle was seized from the minor, police reports showed.
Filosofo said his men were conducting patrol operation at the Araneta Street station when they spotted the three standing in a dark portion near the Shell Gasoline station.
When the policemen approached them, he said the three fled but were apprehended after a brief chase.
Filosofo said they are investigating if the three are involved in robbery incidents in his area.
Meanwhile, two homemade shotguns, or “sulpak”, were also seized from two men arrested by Station 1 policemen for alarm and scandal at Rizal-Gatuslao streets, Bacolod City, at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Police identified the arrested men as John Mark Dela Paz, 19, of Purok Cabugwason, Brgy. Mansilingan, and Jesse Jade Espelita, 20, of Purok Dawis, Brgy. 14, Bacolod.
They were arrested after their groups were seen engaging in a rumble by Police Officers 1 Edward Teodorico and Rolly Jardinico.*APN
Woman found dead
The body of a sexagenarian woman was found in front of a convenience store at Gatuslao Street, Bacolod City, at about 10 a.m. Monday.
Case investigator, Police Officer 2 Johnny dela Peña of Police Station 1, identified the fatality as Magdalena Pacila, “alias Bodeng”, 64, of unknown address.
Reynaldo Villaflor, 28, of Brgy. Nangka, E.B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental, a security guard of Rockland Security Agency assigned at the Munsterific Convenience Store, told the police he saw Pacila sleeping in front of their establishment at about 9 a.m.
When he checked on her about an hour later, he discovered that she was no longer breathing, prompting him to seek police help.
Initial investigation said Pacila’s body showed no visible signs of struggle that could indicate foul play.
Her body was brought to the Holy Angel’s Memorial Chapels at Cuadra Street, Bacolod, but was later transferred to Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels, De la Peña said.
He added that Pacila’s family is no longer interested in having her body undergo an autopsy as they believe she died of an illness that they did not specify.*APN