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Guns, bullets recovered from
3 men in Sagay, Kabankalan

The police confiscated three firearms and assorted ammunition from a farm worker during a raid at his residence in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, Saturday.

In Kabankalan City, two other suspects were also arrested for illegal possession of firearms and a bladed weapon.

Armed with a search warrant issued by Cadiz City Judge Reginald Fuentebella, a police team headed by Insp. Edgar Catoto, swooped down on the house of Dionesio Alvarado, a farm worker, in Brgy. Baviera, Sagay City.

Chief Insp. Gabriel Gutierrez, Sagay police chief, yesterday said the raid at the house of Alvarado yielded two unlicensed .38 caliber revolvers with 10 live ammunition, and a homemade gun with six ammunition of an M-16 assault rifle.

Gutierrez said the reported illegal discharge of firearms by Alvarado, that her neighbors had complained about and whom he allegedly also threatened with guns, prompted him to apply for a search warrant, and to confiscate the firearms of the suspect, who is now locked up in jail.

He said they were told by Alvarado that he possesses the guns for self-defense.

Supt. Calixto Mabugat reported the confiscation of an unlicensed 357 magnum revolver with two ammunition and an improvised bladed weapon from James Bayking, alias Dodong Cebuano, and Marnun Pineda, who were both arrested Friday in Brgy. Binicuil, Kabankalan City.

Mabugat, the Kabankalan police chief, said that Bayking and Pineda, both 31, and residents of Binalbagan town, were intercepted by a police team, led by Senior Insp. Anthony Grande, conducting an Oplan Sita campaign in the place.

The two arrested suspects are now detained at the Kabankalan police jail.*GPB

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6 nabbed for
illegal gambling

Six persons were apprehended allegedly for illegal gambling in barangays Singcang-Airport and Sum-ag, at the downtown area, and Libertad South Public Market in Bacolod City, Saturday.

Station 9 policemen arrested Adriano Suriaga, 54, of Purok Medella Milagrosa in Brgy. Sum-ag, at about 5 p.m., while he was collecting bets for jai alai in the purok. A tipster with the codename “Bullseye”, a ballpen and P54 in cash were recovered from him.

Station 1 policemen nabbed Remegio Espigol, 42, of Purok Rosal in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, at the junction of Gatuslao and Gonzaga streets, at about 6:20 p.m. and seized from him a bundle of betting stub, five tipsters, also with the codename “Bullseye” and P30 in cash.

Maribel Pieudenay, 35, of Purok San Miguel, Sum-ag was also apprehended at about 7 p.m. for alleged illegal small town lottery operation in the purok. A ballpen and P33 in cash were recovered from her when she was arrested, police records show.

Station 6 policemen nabbed Lorena Aligato, 40, of Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod, at the Libertad South Public Market at about 7:15 p.m. A betting stub, two yellow pad paper, a ballpen and P140 in cash were recovered from Aligato, Station 6 commander, Chief Insp. Noel Polines, said.

Polines said Jerry Flor, 32, also of Alangilan, was caught at about 7:30 p.m. at at the Libertad Public Market, with a tipster also with the codename “bullseye”, a betting stub, a calculator and P169 in cash.

Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo, reported the arrest of Diego Salvacion, 26, of Purok Neptune in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, at about 10:30 p.m. for alleged jai alai operations in the purok.

Filosofo said they seized three yellow pad paper, 12 betting stubs, two ballpens and a cellular phone from Salvacion.*APN

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Cars burglarized

A car owned by a call center agent that was parked in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City, was burglarized yesterday, and the thieves took items worth P49,000.

Jobe Clint Aboy, 26, of Santo Niño Village in Silay City, Negros Occidental, told the police that he parked his yellow Toyota Altis near the basketball court in Purok San Roque to visit a friend. When he returned at about 3 a.m., he discovered that the window on the passenger side window had been smashed.

Aboy said two tennis rackets valued at P30,000, five badminton rackets worth P2,000 each, a tennis racket bag valued at P500, a pair of rubber shoes worth P2,500, and assorted tools worth P6,000, were gone from his car.

He said the suspects also tried to steal his car stereo but failed to detach it.

Station 10 chief, Senior Insp. Terrence Paul Santa Ana, said the suspects could be minors living near the area where the car was parked.

He said they already have suspects and are now conducting a follow-up operation to arrest them and recover the stolen items.

Thieves also forced open the service vehicle of the Baptist Church in Bacolod in Purok San Antonio, Brgy. Sum-ag, Saturday and took the car battery valued at P3,000.

Esther Locsin, 37, said she discovered the theft when she opened the van parked in front of their church at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.*APN

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