Teenager wanted for murder try;
another for homicide arrested
A teenager wanted for attempted murder, and a man facing homicide charges, were arrested in barangays Bata and Felisa, Bacolod City, yesterday and Wednesday.
Station 3 policemen arrested Johnrey Trio, 18, of Grandville Subdivision, Brgy. Daga in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, at about 11:15 a.m. yesterday at the Bata National High School by virtue of an arrest warrant for attempted murder, issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Renato Muñez, who set his bail at P120,000.
The police said the arrest warrant stemmed from the complaint filed by the person Trio had shot but missed, and whose identity the police withheld. The suspect denied the allegation, police reports show.
Trio was also served another warrant for violation of the election gun ban, also issued by Muñez, for having been arrested with a firearm in 2010, the police added.
Station 8 chief, Senior Insp. Jerick Filosofo, meanwhile, reported the apprehension of Ronald Rosacena, 38, at his residence in Purok Paghidaet, Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod, at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, on the strength of an arrest warrant for homicide, issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Pepito Gellada, who set his bail at P40,000.
Rosacena and his cousin, R-Jay Martinez, 27, of Purok Rosal in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod, were tagged as prime suspects in the fatal stabbing of David Arsenas, 26, of Fuentebella Compound, Bacolod, at about 12:50 a.m. on March 10, 2012, in front of the Jade Court 2 motel in the city.
Arsenas sustained four stab wounds and was rushed to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, but was declared dead on arrival, police records show.
Martinez had earlier told the DAILY STAR that he and his cousin came from the Goldenfields Commercial Complex and were on board a motorcycle on their way home when Arsenas blocked their way and harassed them.
Martinez claimed that his cousin alighted from the motorcycle, stabbed Arsenas, and fled.*APN
PNP-6 director orders
intensified visibility for copss
Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, regional police director of Western Visayas, has ordered an increase of police visibility in the wake of the series of robbery-hold-up incidents in Negros Occidental.
On Tuesday, Cruz stressed the need to implement the Police Integrated Patrol System to prevent the occurrence of such incidents.
On Tuesday, three unidentified armed suspects robbed at gunpoint another collector of a lending firm in Bago City, who was also divested of P400,000 in cash collections, police said.
While he maintained that those are isolated cases, Cruz said he has ordered provincial and city police directors to conduct an in-depth investigations of the incidents.
He also raised the possibility that this could be diversionary tactics, for them to shift their attention to other forms of illegal activities.
The four suspects, who were arrested Monday by the police in Brgy. Alacaygan, EB Magalona, were charged for illegal possession of firearms before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Negros Occidental.
One of the four arrested suspects, identified as Arnel Alvarez, was positively identified by hold-up victim Albino Delfinado, as among those who robbed and shot him on Aug. 25 in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Senior Inspector Leonardo Cobing, deputy EB Magalona police chief, said.*GPB
Two apprehended for
Two persons, one of them a minor, were arrested by the police allegedly for illegal gun possession, at the downtown area and in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, Wednesday.
Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, said that Alfredo Orbesta, 35, of Glendale Subdivision, Brgy. Granada, Bacolod, was nabbed in possession of a .38 caliber revolver while having drinks at the city’s downtown area at about 10 p.m.
An eight-and-a-half inch long screw driver and long-nose pliers were also recovered from him during his arrest, the police said.
Meanwhile, Station 9 commander, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, said that policemen were conducting visibility operations in Purok Candelaria, Brgy. Sum-ag at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, when they saw five minors, whose names they withheld, allegedly in the act of sniffing suspected rugby.
The police recovered four plastic bottles containing suspected rugby, and an improvised shotgun from one of the minors, who were all brought to the Social Development Center at the Bacolod City Police headquarters.*APN