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December 3 - 9, 2016

Phone shop’s suspected robber apprehended

MAASIN CITY – The alleged principal suspect of the robbery of a phone shop, located in brgy. Tagnipa, last November 29 at around 6 o’clock in the morning, was recently apprehended by the local police led by Senior Police Officer Sancho Orito.

According to police reports, the business establishment, which is owned by Rachel Rabanillo and Daniel Gonzalez Nivera, was entered through the back side of the store, where the comfort room had a window steel grill that served as his entrance. Police claimed that the steel grill was forcibly destroyed using a galvanized iron pipe, which was reportedly found near the scene.

The stolen items were: 7 units of Iphones (in different models); 3 units of Sony Ericsson mobile phones; 2 units of Nokia Lumia phones; 2 Samsung units; a Nia headset worth 1,200 pesos and cash money worth P5,000 pesos.

Police identified the suspect as Benito Baguio Cailing, Jr., an out-of-school-youth and a resident of Purok Caimito, Combado, Maasin City.

Most of the looted items were recovered from the suspect’s possession. A case for robbery is now being filed against suspect Benito Cailing Jr.

Pintuyan’s “Most Wanted” caught

PINTUYAN - The Pintuyan police apprehended three of the town’s “most wanted” last Sunday, December 4. Police identified the suspects as 19-year-old Anthony Herrera, 18-year-old Christian Kyle Mata y Dapo, both suspects from brgy. Poblacion, Ubos; and 20-year-old Joe Rald Librado y Ortiz of brgy. San Roque, Pintuyan. According to police, Ortiz, Dapo and Herrera, were listed as the top 5, 6, and 7 of the “Most Wanted” Persons list in town for the crime of Qualified Malicious Mischief. The warrants for their arrest were issued by Judge Mayumi Amora of the MCTC Pintuyan-San Ricardo.

Store merchandiser found dead in rented house

MAASIN CITY - Last Monday, December 5, around 11:30 in the morning, police officer Ricky Mantos informed the Maasin City police station that a dead body was found at a boarding house in brgy. Tungatunga, Maasin City.

Police authorities identified the body as that of Jeffrey Niez Sobrevilla, a 25-year old merchandiser of Prince Hypermart and a resident of Tagbibi, Hindang, Leyte.

The dead body was discovered late in the morning by a college student, Wildon Celerio, Sobrevilla’s boardmate.

Police reports further reveal that the remains of Sobrevilla was immediately brought to the Maasin Funeral Homes and a post mortem examination was conducted by Dr. Jocelyn Orito.





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