Hda. laborer stabbed dead
An hacienda laborer was stabbed dead by his relative over a misunderstanding in Brgy. Blumentritt, Murcia town, Negros Occidetal, at about 2 a.m. yesterday.
The police identified the victim as Edgar Rubeca Trojillo, 32, of Hacienda Puyas, who sustained multiple stab wounds and was rushed to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, but was declared dead on arrival.
Police Officer 2 Joshua Barile of the Regional Intelligence Unit-6, said the suspect, identified as Erne Desales Rubeca, 22, initially evaded arrest but surrendered to the RIU, through the help of Joemil Castillo, a civilian agent, at about 6 a.m. yesterday.
Investigation showed that Rubeca was in a variety store having drinks with his unidentified friends, when Trojillo arrived, and irked the suspect.
This eventually led to the stabbing.
Rubeca is now detained at the lockup cell of the Murcia Police Station and homicide charges are being readied against him, the police said.*APN
in drug bust
A suspected illegal drug pusher was arrested by the Bacolod City Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. 27 at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
CAIDSTOG head Supt. Santiago Rapiz identified the one arrested as Rudy Guillero, 28, of Rizal-Lopez Jaena Streets, Brgy. 27.
Rapiz said they arrested Guillero after he handed a small sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur buyer in exchange for P300. He said they also seized P650 in cash believed to be proceeds from the illegal drug sale.
Rapiz added that Guillero is not in their illegal drugs watch list but his sister had been arrested before by CAIDSTOG members, then led by Chief Insp. Jimmy Fortaleza.
Guillero is now detained at the Bacolod City Police headquarters and charges for illegal drugs sale will be filed against him.*APN
Cell phone shop,
Robbers broke into a cellular phone shop at the Bacolod City downtown area yesterday, and into a canteen at 10th Street in the city Friday, and took items valued at P31,513.
Marlie Dapitan, a checker of the Golden Hope Marketing at Shantong Building in the downtown area, told the police that she discovered the robbery at about 8 a.m. when they opened the establishment.
Dapitan said the robbers destroyed the glass display rack and took three cellular phones all worth P6,088, a DVD player valued at P2,690 and P11,535 in cash.
Investigation conducted by Police Officer 2 Johnny Dela Peña and Police Officer 3 Celito Dullan, of Police Station 1, showed that the suspects scaled the wall behind the building using a nylon rope, then gained entry through the door in the roof deck that was left open.
The police recovered at the crime scene a screw driver, a bonnet, a pen light, the broken lock of the glass display rack, a pair of pliers, and the nylon rope.
The police have already lifted fingerprints at the crime scene in order to identify the suspects, Dullan said.
Meanwhile, Samuel Chaw, 56, caretaker of Tops Bowling Lane said that he discovered the robbery at the canteen at about 6 a.m. Friday.
Chaw said a television set valued at P4,000 and three electric fans, all valued at P7,200, were stolen.
Investigation showed that the robbers destroyed the lock of the main door to enter the canteen, the police said.*APN