AT LEAST 50 bicycle policemen of the Lapu-Lapu City police station are undergoing training under two policemen from the San Francisco Police Department.
Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, Lapu-Lapu City Police Chief, said the visiting policemen would train the local police on the operational strategies and technique of a bike patrol.
Lawas said the Lapu-Lapu City police was chosen as the pilot area of the program by Camp Crame.
The training started last Friday.
He said that the bike patrol would be deployed in the interior portions and areas in the city where mobile patrol could not penetrate.
Biking would also help police maintain their physical health aside from conserving gas, there would be a budget for the maintenance of the bikes.
The Lapu-Lapu police have 10 bikes donated by the Korean community in Cebu./Correspondent Norman V. Mendoza
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after he was caught shoplifting dresses inside a Mandaue City mall.
Jerick Gonzales, 26, was caught by two security guards of Parkmall as he tried to hide 19 pieces of clothes he took inside the mall in a new pail he was carrying worth at least 6,441 yesterday evening.
Gonzales was detained at the Subangdaku Police Station pending the filing of charges./Reporter Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
BURGLARS hit three houses in barangay Lahug last Saturday and fled with at least P400,000 worth of valuables an cash.
Mirriam Arnelle Abaja, 34, of Caloocan City, and temporarily staying at the Betania Retreat House in Nivel Hills, barangay Lahug, lost her laptop worth P15,000 and P5,000 cash.
In Hacienda Salinas, barangay Lahug, thieves entered the house of Rosana Reyes of Block 6 Lot 14 and took her P2,000 cash.
In Block 4, Lot 9, Jay Yulo lost licensed super .38 pistol worth at least P300,000, an iPhone, Sony Vio Notebook to the burglars.
Police were still investigating the burglaries./Correspondent Tweeny M. Malinao
A fisherman preparing to set off to sea was hit by a stray bullet last Sunday evening in barangay Kawit, Medellin town.
Romeo Mantulo, was wounded in the left chest.
Police said he was preparing his equipment for fishing when he felt something hit his chest, which was bleeding.
He said he was heard somebody fire a gun about 50 meters away. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Police were still investigating the incident./Correspondent Gabriel C. Bonjoc