Boy falls in well, dies
A 3-year-old boy died when he fell into a well near his house in Purok Tapulanga, Brgy. 9 in Bacolod City, at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.
His mother, Elma Fermin, 36, said she had to process the papers of her younger brother, Asmond Fermin, 20, who was nabbed by the police, at about 10:20 a.m., so she left her son with her 9-year-old child.
The younger Fermin had been arrested on the strength of the warrant of arrest for direct assault upon an agent of a person in authority, issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 7 Judge Abraham Bayona, police records show.
She said her 9-year-old child did not notice that the victim had fallen into the well and only discovered it when she returned to the house and looked for him.
The victim, whose body was already bloated, was brought to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital where he was declared dead at about 5:35 p.m., she added.*SGG
An unattended electric iron caused a fire that destroyed two houses in Purok Seaside, Brgy. Tangub in Bacolod City, at about 9 a.m. yesterday.
Fire Officer 3 Cornelio Silva of the City Bureau of Fire and Protection said they received a call at about 9 a.m. that the houses of Jerry Burgos and Roel Gonzaga were on fire.
Silva said four fire trucks from the BFP responded and were assisted by those of the Amity and the Filipino Chinese Chamber fire volunteer brigades.
The fire that reached first alarm status left P40,000 worth of damage, and was put out at about 9:15 a.m. There were no reported casualties or injuries, Silva said.
Initial investigation conducted by Fire Officer 2 Mark Stephen Trajeras showed that the fire started at the room of Jemar Burgos and spread to the nearby house of Gonzaga.*SGG
Carnapping suspect nabbed
The suspect in the carnapping of the motorcycle of his employer was arrested by the Calatrava, Negros Occidental, police, who recovered the vehicle in Purok Totong, Brgy. Felisa in Bacolod City Tuesday.
Station 5 chief, Senior Insp. Richie Gohee, said the suspect, Randy Fonzaga, 25, of Sitio Tilim, Brgy. Suba in Calatrava, was nabbed last week on the strength of a warrant of arrest for carnapping issued by Regional Trial Court, Branch 57, Judge Danilo Amisola, who set his bail at P180,000.
Fonzaga, on interrogation by the police, said he pawned the motorcycle with his friend, a driver in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod, whose name was not disclosed, Gohee said.
The Calatrava police and the Bacolod City Police Station 5 recovered the XRM110 MC motorcycle, without plate number, owned by Christanil Aposaga, 28, of Brgy. Look, Calatrava, in Purok Totong, Brgy. Felisa. It had been pawned for P5,000 by the suspect, Gohee said.
Fonzaga told the police that he did it because of poverty, Gohee added.
Meanwhile, Jonegil Pacia, 27, of Brgy. Taloc, Bago City in Negros Occidental, reported to the police that his Honda wave motorcycle, with plate number 2897FH, that he had parked in front of the Ester Pension House at Araneta Street, Bacolod, had been missing since Wednesday, police records show.*SGG