CAMP DANGWA, La Trinidad, Benguet: Seven wanted persons were arrested by police authorities in separate police operations in the Cordillera region during the first week of June.
Tracker teams of the Abra Police Provincial Office arrested an 18-year-old jobless man inside the Don Quintin Paredes Hall of Justice, Bangued, Abra who was wanted for two counts of murder. He was identified as Rommel Berona Soriano, of Zone 2, Bangued, Abra.
Also arrested in their respective residences in Zone 7, Bangued, Abra were Sonny Sonny Caliagan Gumano, 25, and Ronnel Alberto Caete, 20, both charged for malicious mischief.
In Barangay Bilabila, Sallapadan, Abra, Jeron Gandeza Damian was arrested for reckless imprudence resulting in serious physical injuries. The arrested have a recommended bail bond of P 10,000 each except Soriano.
In Benguet, members of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station arrested a person charged with robbery with violence with a recommended bail bond of P100,000. He was identified as Romy Pagatit Gacayan, 21, laborer who was arrested in his residence at JD-178 Bayabas, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet. Another wanted individual was arrested in Kesbeng, Poblacion, La Trinidad, Benguet—Chariston Anton Oyas, 35, farmer, of Parapad, Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet—for grave threats with a recommended bail bond of P12,000.
In Ifugao, personnel of the Ifugao Police Provincial Office arrested two wanted persons—Elvin Bulayo, 26, of Bolar, Duit, Kiangan, Ifugao charged for frustrated murder and a 16-year-old minor, of Sitio Agaban, Barangay Amduntog Asipulo, Ifugao charged with rape.
Police Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong, Regional Director of the Police Regional Office Cordillera, commended the successful arrest of the wanted persons in the region.
He added that, “if all the criminals are arrested and kept in the jail, it will contribute to the reduction of crime incidents as they will be prevented from committing more crimes.”
THOM F. PICAÑA