Police files

/ 07:35 AM February 06, 2013


A DUMP TRUCK carrying limestones last night fell off the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Mandaue City after its wheel axle got detached.


The driver of the truck, Fidel Lopez, 60, was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The truck, owned by OAD Builders Inc., was bound for barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu when the accident occurred at 7:20 p.m.


The truck with plate number GDS-410 moved backwards, climbed the gutter, rammed the railings and fell from about 20-feet./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA


A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was shot and wounded by a security guard while he and two other boys were scavenging for scraps in a private compound in barangay Marigondon Lapu-Lapu City.

The boy was taken to the Mactan Doctors’ Hospital with a gunshot wound in the body.

Jefrel Matus of Archangel Security and Investigative Agency could no longer be found after the incident, Senior Insp. Zenaido Pastorfide said.

Matus was detailed in a fenced compound owned by Dakay Construction, police said.

Residents in the area told police that the three boys were scavenging at the back of the compound around 8 a.m. Monday when a gunshot rang out.


The three boys ran after the gunshot.

One of the boy later discovered that he was wounded.

Police said it was possible that a shotgun was used in the shooting based on the presence of lead pellets in the boy’s wound.

Police went to the compound after the shooting was reported but the security was no longer there./CORRESPONDENT NORMAN V. MENDOZA


TWO men and a woman were found dead in separate incidents in Cebu City.

A 44-year-old man was also found hanging dead in his house in Asturias town, western Cebu.

Joby Tiges-Tiges, 30, was found dead in the house of her boyfriend in barangay Lorega-San Miguel, Cebu City.

The woman was found by her boyfriend Artemio Opura, 30, suspended in the sala with a belt tied around her neck, police said.

Family problems may have drove the woman to commit suicide, police said.

Police said the woman, a resident of Nivel Hills, barangay Busay, Cebu City visited her boyfriend in his house and slept their last Sunday.

Opura said the woman asked him to pick her two children up in her mother’s house.

The man said he advised the woman to wait for her sister to arrive so he could pick up the children.

Opura said he slept for a while and was shocked to see the woman hanging in the sala.

A widower was found dead in the shore of barangay Basak-San Nicolas, Cebu City Monday afternoon.

Police identified the fatality as Inocente Avilo.

In barangay Luz, Cebu City, a 44-year-old man was found dead by his co-workers in his rented room Monday morning.

Walter Imperial, area manager of Odyssey Music and Video, was found in a kneeling position with a nebulizer in his hand.

Police said the victim was previously admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital in Davao City due to asthma.

In barangay Poblacion, Asturias, Marlon Mollena Trazo was found suspended from a beam of his with a nylon cord tied around his neck.

Police said the man had been depressed due to unemployment which may have driven him to commit suicide.

Police said it was the man’s wife who found the victim in the kitchen of his past midning Monday./CORRESPONDENTS JOY CHERRY S. QUITO AND TWEENY M. MALINAO

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