NIR police chief: No major crimes on New Year’s Day

THE New Year celebration in Negros Island Region (NIR) was generally peaceful.

Chief Inspector Dianne Grace Catedral, public information officer of Police Regional Office (PRO)-NIR, said no major incidents happened during the holidays.

Although there were incidents of stabbing and shooting incidents in the region, the cases were not related to the New Year revelry.

Catedral said only an incident of indiscriminate firing in Bacolod City and a fatal shooting incident in Hinoba-an town involving a policeman as the suspect, were recorded on January 1 that may be considered related to New Year celebration.

Senior Superintendent William Señoron, acting provincial director of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo), said the Hinoba-an case is considered isolated.

There were no significant incidents that happened from December 31 to January 1, Señoron said.

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent Henry Viñas, acting provincial director of Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (Norppo), said no cases of indiscriminate firing were recorded in his area of jurisdiction.

Viñas said there were cases of stabbing incidents, but the motives were personal, and not related to the celebration.

Also, two cases of firecracker-related incidents were recorded, but the victims only sustained minor abrasions, he added.
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