‘Detainee tries to end life’
A detainee reportedly attempted to commit suicide by strangulating himself with a towel at the restroom of Police Station 9 in Brgy. Sum-ag, Bacolod City, Saturday, Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, Station 9 commander, said yesterday.
He identified the detainee as Roberto Sorilla Jr., 20, of Purok Medalla Milagrosa in Brgy. Sum-ag. He said Sorilla asked for permission to go to the restroom from Police Officer 2 Eman Anacleto, case investigator.
Gentoleo added that Anacleto was forced to open the door when Sorilla did not come out of the restroom after five minutes, and saw the detainee dangling from the window grill with a white towel around his neck. Investigation showed that Sorilla tore the towel into four strips, knotted them and used it to strangulate himself.
Sorilla was given first aid by the emergency response unit of Brgy. Sum-ag and later rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he is now confined.
Sorilla was apprehended while he was attending a wake in Purok Pag-asa, Brgy. Sum-ag, at about 11 p.m. Friday, on the strength of an arrest warrant for murder issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 44 Judge Franklin Demonteverde, who denied him bail.
Police records show that Sorilla stabbed to death truck driver Jimmy Doblar, 34, of Brgy. Bacong in Bago City, Negros Occidental, on November 11, 2011, Anacleto said.*APN
Driver killed in
A multi-cab vehicle figured in a road mishap with a Mitsubishi Canter in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, and its driver died later at a hospital.
Bacolod City Police Traffic Management Unit head, Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, identified the fatality as Gregorio Pura of Purok Maghili-ugyon in Brgy. Mansilingan.
Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Orlando Caporal showed that the multi-cab of Pura was heading east of Alijis Road, when it was hit by the tailing canter
The driver of the canter, identified as Ricky Alindahao, 25, of San Dionesio in Brgy. Granada, is now in the custody of Police Station 7, the police said.
The TMU is again reminding motorists to be extra careful, especially because the roads are often slippery now due to rain, to avoid accidents. *APN
P18k ‘jai alai’ money
recovered from 2 men
About P18,000 in suspected bet money was recovered by the Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group from two men they arrested for jai alai operations at the Libertad Public Market, at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.
SOG head Supt. Santiago Rapiz identified those arrested as Edsel Villanueva, 29, of Libertad Extension in Brgy. 40, Bacolod and Anthony Delima, 39, of Bago City, Negros Occidental.
Rapiz said the two were soliciting bets for jai alai when they were caught at the public market.
Several tipsters with the codename “Target” and other jai alai paraphernalia were recovered from Delima, while P17,360 in cash and other items used for jai alai betting were seized from Villanueva, police records show.
Rapiz said that there is no let-up in their operations against illegal gambling specifically jai alai is concerned. He said that their efforts are gaining ground and have caused some operators to stop their activities.
Rapiz has also warned computer shops and Internet cafes to stop printing jai alai tipsters.
He said that, based on their monitoring, there are still five jai alai operators in Bacolod, with the codenames “Solar”, “Dragon”, “Diamond”, “Target” and “Meredien”.*APN