URDANETA CITY -- Five persons, including a resort crew with a toy gun replica and a retired provincial jail officer, were arrested in different towns and cities in Pangasinan for gun ban violation.
The gun ban has been imposed since April 14 by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in May.
The Urdaneta City Police Station arrested the resort crew, identified as Jasyon Peralta, 29, a resident of Sitio Awed Palina East, Urdaneta City, for threatening a client with a pellet gun on April 14.
Police Superintendent Rollyfer Capoquian, Urdaneta City Police Station chief, said Peralta used a toy replica of a 1911 pistol.
In Dagupan City, Benjamin Salud, 31, a resident of Blue Beach Subdivision, and Joseph De Vera, 29, a resident of Bonuan Binloc, were arrested for malicious mischief and direct assault to authority aside from carrying deadly weapons.
The Dagupan City Police Station said the two suspects, while under the influence of liquor, threw mono block chairs at Bonuan Tondaligan beach on April 14, prompting a concerned citizen to call the police.
Responding police officers recovered bladed weapons from Salud and De Vera.
In San Fabian town, police apprehended retired provincial jail officer, Antonio Corpuz, 69, a resident of Sagug Bahley, after taking him to a hospital for medical checkup due to a vehicular accident along Maharlika Highway. Police recovered a caliber .38 revolver from his motorcycle compartment.
In Manaoag, police arrested Michael Caoile, 21, a resident of Pugaro Manaoag, for carrying two bladed weapons. (PNA)