BIRTHDAY BOY KILLED
A 21-YEAR-OLD man celebrating his birthday was shot dead by an unidentified assailant in barangay Cantuod, Balamban town, southwest Cebu.
Rogie Napoles Jamandron, 21, was attacked while walking to the house of his friend to charge his cell phone past 10 p.m. Monday.
Police said the victim had just arrived from Cebu City to celebrate his birthday.
Police said the assailant positioned himself in a dark area under a bridge.
The victim sustained gunshot wounds in different parts of the body. He was died while being rushed to a hospital.
Recovered from the crime scene were eight empty shells of a .45 caliber pistol.
PO2 Godofredo Dumdum of the Balamban police station said there were reports that the victim was implicated in robberies and dealing in illegal drugs./CORRESPONDENT JOY CHERRY S. QUITO
MAN NABBED FOR SELLING BULLETS
POLICE arrested a man allegedly involved in selling bullets for various guns in barangay Poblacion, Argao, southern Cebu.
Arturo Lim Lisaldo was arrested in an entrapment operations in his store past noon Tuesday.
Police seized 782 live ammunition from Lisaldo’s store.
Charges of illegal possession of ammunition will be filed against Lisaldo, police said.
Supt. Rodolfo Albotra Jr., chief of the Provincial Intelligence Branch-Cebu Provincial Police Office, said they believed that Lisaldo was the one who sold bullets to a man accused of holding his wife hostage in their house last Dec. 28.
The suspect, Michael Anthony Villamora, 31, allegedly held hostage his wife to prevent policemen from arresting him. The suspect was armed with a grenade and a .45 caliber pistol,
Villamora is wanted for murder, frustrated and attempted murder charges, police said./CORRESPONDENT JOY CHERRY S. QUITO
MAN ARRESTED IN DRUG BUY-BUST
POLICE arrested a 34-year-old man allegedly involved in illegal drug peddling in barangay Lorega, Cebu City.
Garry Cuico was arrested by operatives of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force after he allegedly sold a pack of suspected shabu worth P500 to Insp. Reynaldo Valmoria, who acted as a poseur buyer in last Tuesday afternoon’s operation.
Police seized three medium packs, two big packs and P5,000 cash from the suspect.
Police said the suspect was placed under surveillance for more than a week before the arrest was made./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON
WANTED GANG MEMBER FALLS
A YOUTH gang member considered as one of the most wanted persons in Lapu-Lapu City was arrested by police on Tuesday night.
Geraldine Orejada was arrested near his house in sitio Mustang, barangay Pusok.
Police said Orejada is a member of the Crips Gang.
Orejada was accused of fatally shooting a jeepney dispatcher in April last year.
Police said the suspect went into hiding since the killing.
Police said Orejada was also implicated in several robberies in the city.
Insp. Jose Nilo Abello said that armed with an arrest warrant, they rushed to Orejada’s house after receiving a report of the man’s presence in his house.
Abellos said Orejada tried to flee but was cornered./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
MAN STABS UNCLE DEAD
A 31-YEAR-OLD man fatally stabbed his uncle in barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City.
Jimmy Pepito surrendered to the police after the attack.
Pepito said he was sitting on a bench when his uncle Quirino Ompad arrived.
The suspect said his uncle scolded him that drew his ire.
Upset by the nagging, the suspect drew a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck and chest.
The suspect went to the Basak barangay hall to surrender.
The suspect was later turned over to the police.
Police recovered a kitchen knief measuring 11.5 inches from the suspect.
The suspect was detained at the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office pending the filing of charges him, police said./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA
7 ARRESTED FOR ’MASIAO’
SEVEN persons allegedly involved in illegal gambling were arrested in separate police operations in Cebu City on Monday night.
The twin operations were conducted by operatives of the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of the Cebu City police.
The first operation was made around 8 p.m. where Ephraim Borgonia Bortajo, Bernard Ariosa, Prudencia Kilar and Denise Ariosa were arrested in barangay Guadalupe.
Police said Bortajo was allegedly a masiao financier while Ariosa and Kilar serve as his coordinators.
At least P5,000 cash and illegal gambling paraphernalia were recovered from the suspect.
An hour later, CIB operatives arrested John Vincent Pagalan, Jundel Barrientos and Jefferson Barrientos in barangay T. Padilla.
Cash amount to P11,000 and illegal gambling paraphernalia were recovered in the T. Padilla operatin.
The arrested persons were detained at the Cebu City Police Office headquarters./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON