Bacolod police nab teenager
for ‘rape’ of minor girlfriend
A teenager, wanted for the rape of his girlfriend, was apprehended by Station 10 policemen at the Burgos North Public Market at about 10 a.m. yesterday.
Station 10 chief, Senior Insp. Ruel Culanag, identified the suspect as Gabriel Villalobos, 18, of Purok Santo Niño Domingo in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod.
Culanag said that Villalobos, who is working in a store at the market, has an arrest warrant for a rape charge issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Philadelfa Pagapong-Agraviador, who denied him bail.
The warrant stemmed from the complaint filed by the brother of Villalobos’ girlfriend, who is a minor, sometime in 2009, police records show.
But Villalobos said he did not rape his girlfriend and her brother just made the story up as he was against him.
Villalobos is set for transfer to the Bacolod City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, city police director, meanwhile, commended the Station 10 policemen for the arrest of Villalobos.*APN
Wanted ‘carnapper’ arrested
A man wanted for carnapping was apprehended by members of the Bacolod City Police Warrant and Subpoena Section in Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod City, at about 11:25 a.m. yesterday.
WSS chief, Senior Insp. Charles Gever, identified the suspect as Rey Mejica, 39, of ECC Villas in Brgy. Alijis, who was nabbed by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Franklin Demonteverde, who set his bail at P100,000.
Gever said they initially arrested Mejica at the downtown area in May on the strength of a warrant for robbery issued by RTC Branch 49 Judge Manuel Cardinal, but he was released after he posted a P100,000 bail.
Mejica was positively identified by taxi driver Richard Benjamin, 28, of Purok Magnolia in Brgy. 7, Bacolod, as the one who robbed him of P1,800 in cash, through the Rogues' Gallery of Police Station 7, Gever added.
Benjamin, employed by the Mark Joseph Taxi, said Mejica boarded his vehicle in front of the Fil-Am Bank at Galo-Lacson streets Bacolod at about 5:45 a.m. on December 14 and later robbed him of his cash collection in Brgy. Vista Alegre.*APN
2 PUJ drivers hurt in
A jeepney driver and his colleague were injured when the improvised firearm or “sulpak” he was playing with accidentally fired and hit their hands at about 7 p.m. Wednesday in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City.
Senior Insp. Dianne Grace Aquitania, Station 4 chief, identified those injured as Marciano Cantacio, 25, and Arquilino Tampos, 39, of Eroreco Subdivision, Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod, both employed by RAG Lines.
Cantacio sustained a gunshot wound in his right palm while Tampos had a through-and-through wound in his left hand. They are now confined at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Aquitania said.
Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Rey Escañan showed that Tampos was at the garage of RAG Lines in Hervias Tres, Brgy. Villamonte, and was playing with his gun when it accidentally discharged, hitting him and Cantacio, who was with him.
Security guard Oscar Pronda of Standstill Security Agency, who was detailed at the RAG Lines garage, endorsed to Police Station 4 an empty shell for a .38 caliber revolver, that he recovered at the area, the police said.
Aquitania said they are filing charges for illegal possession of firearms against Tampos, while it will depend on the family of Cantacio if they will pursue a complaint against the driver.
Cantacio’s family may file reckless imprudence resulting in physical injuries raps against Tampos, she said.*APN