Cop exec lauds buddy station system-A A +A
Thursday, August 23, 2012
MABALACAT CITY -- The chief of police here has lauded the buddy station system implemented by the Pampanga police in what he described as an effective way of preventing and solving crimes.
Superintendent Rodney Raymond Louie Baloyo IV, city police chief, said the police tied up with the police force in nearby Magalang town for the crime prevention program in line with the directive of Pampanga police director Senior Superintendent Edgardo Tinio.
Tinio directed police chiefs all over the province to institute coordination with each other for quick response to situations or crimes, said Baloyo.
He cited the recent apprehension of two suspects who robbed a grocery store at the Madapdap Resettlement Center.
Joint elements of the town and Mabalacat City police apprehended during a hot pursuit in Barangay Santo Rosario here Marpie Viray Nuqui, 21, of Santa Lucia Resettlement Center, and his 18-year-old male companion.
They were arrested after allegedly robbing a grocery store at the resettlement center here.
Superintendent Ferdinand Perez, town police chief, earlier said they seized a .45 caliber gun and a sachet of marijuana from Nuqui.
Some P50,000 cash and P100,000 worth of jewelry were reportedly stolen from the KJ grocery store.
Perez said they received an alarm from the Mabalacat City police stating that two robbery suspects on board a tricycle were headed towards the Mabalacat-Magalang road.
Nuqui was charged with robbery and drug possession before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, said Perez.
Owners of KJ grocery store positively identified the suspects as the ones who robbed the establishment.
Perez said Nuqui and his group are believed to be responsible behind a series of robberies here and in Mabalacat City.
Magalang Mayor Romulo Pecson lauded the good cooperation of the two police forces of Mabalacat City and this city in pursuing criminal elements.
Pecson stressed the town officials’ concern on the peace and order here as the local government is projecting the municipality as the next tourist and investors’ haven.
In a recent peace and order council meeting, Perez said Pecson directed the town police to go after robbers riding in tandem and drug personalities.
Last month, at least three suspected drug personalities and two wanted persons were arrested by the town police, Perez said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 24, 2012.