A 26-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for possession of 35 grams of shabu amounting to almost half million after he was caught in a checkpoint in J.P. Rizal Street, barangay Basak, Mandaue city last Tuesday night.
Richard Jean Arquillano, single, of barangay Campo, San Francisco Camotes, was detained at the Basak police station pending the filing of possession of illegal drugs and driving without a license charges.
Investigation showed that police set up a checkpoint in Basak and Arquillano, who was driving a motorcycle was stopped at the checkpoint at 6 p.m.
When police asked for his papers, the suspect failed to produce it. This prompted police to frisk him and check his things.
Abot said that when a box was opened, they saw a foil and when they looked inside there was one big pack of shabu containing about 30 grams and one medium pack of shabu around 5 grams.
Abot said that the street value of the 35 grams valued at P400,000./Reporter Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
A man lost his motorcycle to thieves at a parking lot of a hospital in Mandaue City yesterday.
Ramjam Damaolao Jayme, 26, reported the incident to police after he found out that his Honda XRM was already gone.
Jayme of barangay Tingub, Mandaue City, said he parked his motorcycle at the parking lot and went inside to tend to his sick child.
He discovered the carjacking at 9 a.m. when he went outside to buy medicine./Reporter Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
Burglars broke into the convent inside the compound of St. Francis Assissi Parish Church in barangay Sta. Cruz, Balamban town, and fled with the priest’s money worth at least P30,500.
Fr. Christian delos Santos said that he discovered the burglary past 9 p.m. last Sunday when he got home from Toledo City.
SPO1 Jose Ranielito Villarino, police investigator of Balamban said that the burglars entered through the comfort room’s window and stole the money from the priest’s bedroom.
Police were still investigating the incident./Correspondent Cherry Joy C. Quito
A 32-year-old man in barangay Talamban, Cebu City tried to commit suicide after his live-in partner threatened to leave him.
The man drank alcohol, muriatic acid, and then stabbed himself in the stomach.
His live-in partner sought the help of a neighbor to bring the man to the hospital for treatment.
The man’s partner said that the man would threaten to commit suicide everytime they would fight and she would ask that they end the relationship instead./Correspondent Tweeny M. Malinao