CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte- The solution of crimes and arrests of wanted persons and other criminal elements are among the top priorities of Police Regional Office 8.
Thus said Police Chief Superintendent Henry Losañes, police regional director, in the wake of the arrests of seven wanted persons. In Leyte, three wanted persons were arrested. First, elements of Carigara municipal police station led by Chief Inspector Esmeraldo Tiozon arrested Herminigildo Prada, 53, married, farmer and a resident of Barangay Candigahub, at about 5:30 a.m. of September 12, 2014. The suspect was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest for attempted homicide issued by Judge Marisa Renomeron Posion, acting presiding judge with a recommended bail of P 12,000. Second apprehension took place at Barugo, Leyte wherein elements of Barugo police led by Senior Inspector Eufracio Javines arrested Rene Corton, 31, married, farmer and a resident of Brg. Cabuloan, Barugo.

He was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. on September 13, 2014 by virtue of warrant of arrest for violation of section 5 (a) in relation to section 6 of RA 9262 issued by Judge Lauro Castillo, executive judge of RTC Branch 36, Carigara who recommended a P 12,000.00 bail. Meantime, businessman Leodegario Cañete, 43, married and a resident of Barangay Sto. Niño, Isabel, voluntarily surrendered to Palompon police at about 2:41 P.M. of September 11, 2014 for the crime of perjury and violation of RA 3019. The suspect was released after posting a bail of P36, 000.

On the other hand, elements of Calbayog City Police Station led by SPO4 Eduardo Simon arrested Julio Ticong, 56, married, teacher and a resident of said place at about 6:00 a.m. on September 11, 2014, at Purok 1, Barangay Tinambacan Norte, Tinambacan District of said city. The suspect was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest for reckless imprudence resulting to less serious physical injuries issued by Judge Noel Sermense of Municipal City Circuit Trial Court (MCCTC) with no bail recommended. Another apprehension of wanted person happened also in the same city with the arrest of Ricardo Aguilar, 40, single and jobless. His arrest, led by Inspector Edgardo Advincula at about 12:30 on September 12, 2014, at Purok 6, Barangay West Awang, Calbayog. He was arrested by virtue of warrant of arrest for violation of Section 5, Article II of RA 9165 issued by Judge Cicero Lampasa, of RTC Branch 31, Calbayog City with no bail recommended.

The same day, the same team also arrested Edgar Carig, 40, married, jobless and a resident of Purok 2, Brgy Capoocan, Calbayog by virtue of warrant of arrest for reckless imprudence resulting to serious physical injuries. Judge Noel Sermense, of MCCTC recommended bail of P12, 000 against the suspect. Also arrested was Ranjie Barredo, 23, single and a resident of Barangay 96, Tigawon 1, Tacloban City arrested by elements of Police Station 1, Tacloban City Police Office at about 3:40 p..m. on September 11, 2014 by virtue of warrant of arrest for slight physical injury issued by Judge Mario Nicolasora of MTCC Branch 2, Tacloban. The arrested persons were brought to the respective Municipal Police Stations for documentation prior to turn-over to the court of origin. Director Losañes commended the PNP personnel who were directly involved in the successful arrest of these wanted persons which are responsible for committing crimes. Their arrests were the products of continued police operations in close coordination with the people in the community. This accomplishment manifests their utmost dedication to duty and their professionalism.

“The PNP will remain steadfast in performing its mandated tasks to ensure the safety of the people who live and sojourn in the country, free from threats and harm. The PNP will continue to exert all its efforts to bring other perpetrators of crimes to justice and will hold them responsible for their criminal acts,” the police regional director said. (PR)