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Police reports on various illegal activities in Eastern Visayas

By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
July 7, 2011

Report on recovered illegally sawn lumbers

At about 11:00 AM of July 4, 2011, team led by PI Daryll Chua, Chief, PSTG LPPO personally coordinated Pastrana Municipal Police Station (MPS) in connection with the reported sawn lumbers located at Brgy Cancaraja, Pastrana, Leyte were able to recover more or less three hundred (300) bd ft kilikili lumbers and two hundred fifty (250) bd ft coco lumbers.  Present during the operations were the Brgy Oficials of said barangay and the lumbers confiscated were temporarily turned-over to the Brgy Officials for proper disposition.


Report on violation of PD 449 (illegal cockfighting)

At about 3:00 PM of July 4, 2011, in Brgy Nagaja, Hernani, Eastern Samar, Hernani MPS received an information from a concerned citizen that illegal gambling activity locally known as Tupada is on progress at the said place.  Team led by PI Mamerto Camarillo Canopio, OIC with four (4) PNCOs responded to the area upon sensing the presence of the raising team, the people gathered scampered to different directions to elude arrest.  Recoverd from the scene: one (1) fighting cock with gaff.  Confiscated items were brought to Hernani MPS for documentation and proper disposition.


Report on arrest of other wanted person

At about 6:00 AM of July 6, 2011, in Brgy 94 Tigbao, Tacloban City, team led by PCI Emiliano Avestruz Pedrigal Jr, SPO4 Marcelino Arpon and SPO1 Leandro Abella apprehended one Mark Togonon, 18 yrs old, single, construction worker and a resident of the aforesaid barangay who had a pending Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon Wenceslao B Vanilla, presiding judge of MTCC, Branch 2, Tacloban City docketed under CC Nr 2011-05-CR-56 with corresponding bail bond of twelve thousand pesos (P12,000).  Subject person is now detained at Tacloban PNP lock-up cell for proper disposition.


Report on violation of RA 8294 (illegal possession of firearm and ammunitions)

At about 5:30 PM of July 4, 2011, in Sitio Bamboo Village, Brgy Pitogo, Jaro, Leyte, elements of Jaro MPS led by PI Ricky Canadilla Reli, together with three (3) PNCOs while responding to a call for police assistance were able to catch in flagrante delicto one Joel Sister, 30 yrs old, laborer and a resident of aforesaid place while creating trouble and in actual possession and control of a short firearm.  The responding PNP members introduced themselves as police officers and further informed the suspect of his constitutional rights and the nature of his arrest.  Confiscated from suspect actual possession and control were one (1) homemade short firearm (paltik) with no markings and without serial number loaded with one (1) live ammo for M16 rifle.  Suspect was brought to Jaro MPS for proper disposition after failing to present to possess and carry said firearm.  Appropriate charges is now being prepared for filing in court against the suspect.


Report on violation of PD 705 (illegal logging)

At about 11:30 PM of July 4, 2011, along the riverside of Brgy Tabgas, Albuera, Leyte, joint operation of Brgy Tanod of said barangay led by Brgy Kagawad Roel Jabon, CAFGU personnel by MSgt Ernesto Beato and elements of Albuera Police Station led by PO2 Noel Melgar, PO2 Luke C Loreto and PO1 Isidro Lapuz were able to confiscate of more or less 230 bd ft of lawaan good lumber with estimated market value of five thousand seven hundred fifty pesos (P5,750) from the possession and control of a certain one Jimmy Bonay-Og Malasarte Sr, 61 yrs old, married and a resident of Sitio Wangag, Brgy Damulaan, Albuera, Leyte and one Alfredo Natividad Datanan, 53 yrs old, single and a resident of Brgy Balugo, Albuera, Leyte.  Subject arrested persons are now lodged at the lock-up cell of Albuera PS for filing of appropriate charges in court.  Said confiscated lumbers are now under the custody of the Philipine Army at Camp Downes, Ormoc City due for submission to PENRO/DENR for proper disposition.


Report on illegal gambling

At about 10:45 AM of July 4, 2011, in Brgy 3, Maydolong, Eastern Samar, elements of Maydolong MPS led by PI Tito Cebreros Mojica, chief of police, with five (5) PNCOs conducted raid to an illegal gambling activity locally known as “cara y cruz”.  Upon sensing the presence of the raiding team, the people gathered scamper to different directions.  Recovered from the scene were: one hundred ten pesos (P110) bet money, two (2) pairs of slippers and one (1) T shirt.  Maydolong MPS is now conducting follow-up investigation for the possible identification of the person involved.