3 men charged vs gravel company-A A +A
Saturday, March 9, 2013
THREE men are facing charges before the City Prosecution Office (CPO) for stealing from a sand and gravel company in Davao City.
Charged with qualified theft and violation of the Anti-Fencing Law, were Philip Lloren Caminghao, 28, a backhoe operator and seller, of Barangay Pangyan in Calinan District; Marlon Ugay Atejano, 26, laborer, of Barangay Ula in Tugbok District; and Canete Gaspar Mobe, 21, driver and alleged buyer, of Matina Biao in Tugbok District, all in Davao City.
A source, who refused to be named for lack of authority to speak, said the accused were brought before Prosecutor Victoriano M. Bello Jr. on Wednesday for inquest proceedings.
Police Officer 3 Narciso N. Poto Jr. of Tugbok police said the suspects were arrested at ADD Sand and Gravel near Davao River in Barangay Talandag in Tugbok District at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, following the complaint filed by Emilyn Radana, 24, the sand and gravel firm's secretary.
The suspects were arrested by Amado Orogo Salido, 56, a barangay policeman in the area, after he learned that Caminghao and Atejano were allegedly selling six gallons of diesel fuel extracted from the company vehicles to Mobe.
"I passed by the area when I saw them acting suspiciously. The buyer was carrying four large baskets covered with sacks. I decided to approach them and check on the matter. It was then I discovered they are transferring gallons of gasoline to a motorcycle," Salido said.
Salido learned that Caminghao and Atejano, who were carrying six gallons of diesel fuel, sold the stolen diesel fuel to the buyer at P800 per gallon, for with a total amount of P4,800.
The complainant confirmed that two of the three suspects were their laborers.
Recovered from the possession and control of the alleged buyer were blue single Suzuki motorcycle without a plate number, four large baskets, six gallons of diesel fuel, and the P4,800 which was about to be paid to Caminghao and Atejano.
The suspects are now detained at Tugbok Police Station, where they were endorsed by Dumagan for proper disposition.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 10, 2013.