WITH the spate of shooting incidents and robbery cases in Dumaguete City, Senior Superintendent Edwin Portento, the Negros Oriental provincial police director, has directed his police chiefs to fully implement a fresh beat patrol system in their respective assignments.
Portento disclosed Monday afternoon that after his assumption as the new police director in early September, the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office had made a plan to address and curb these crimes.
Portento disclosed that police stations have already received guidelines on the patrol beat system and he will be checking whether this is fully implemented.
The directive comes as three more people were shot in the city over the weekend, bringing the number of shooting incidents from January to August this year to 11 cases as reported by the PNP during a forum.
A police report on Monday said the latest shooting victim was identified as Oledan Catan Wolfe, 35, single, a resident of Cervantes Street, this city.
Wolfe was on his way home around 10:40 p.m. Sunday when two suspects riding in tandem on a motorcycle shot him at Tabuc-Tubig, Angatan in Dumaguete.
He was rushed to the hospital for treatment while police are still looking at a possible motive for the shooting.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, two unidentified suspects riding in tandem also shot two young women on board a tricycle along Dr. Meciano Road in Baranga Taclobo, also in Dumaguete City.
The police identified the victims as Meagan Noble, 21, and April Bien, 30. (PNA)