Wednesday August 15, 2018

Cordillera’s top carnapper busted, several others fall

CAMP BADO, DANGWA -- The unyielding accounting of wanted persons by operatives of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) resulted in the arrest several individuals including the seventh Highway Patrol Unit (HPU) most wanted.

PRO-COR Director Chief Superintendent Rolando Nana commended the operating units for a job well done.

“We are relentlessly dedicated to continue our service as protectors of the people. We grab this chance to hunt these criminals to prevent them from committing other hideous crimes to ensure the security of the public,” he said.

Nana also directed all unit commanders to sustain the service of warrants and account all wanted persons to help fast track pending cases in various courts in the region.

HPU’s listed seventh most wanted in national level charged for carnapping identified as Greggie Ambona, 19, landed in jail after he was nabbed in his residence at Purok 6, Tabuk City, Kalinga last July 31.

The suspect is also listed as HPU Cordillera’s second most wanted in the regional level for the 2nd quarter of 2018, and number one in Kalinga who was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Nelljoe Cortes of the RTC Branch 25, Bulanao, Tabuk City with no bail recommended.

Ambona is tagged as the leader of a group involved in a series of carnapping incidents within Regions 1, 2, Cordillera, and Central Luzon.

Cordillera’s eight most wanted charged for rape and six counts of acts of lasciviousness eventually fell into the long arms of the law.

Mario Gavino, 33, farmer, was nabbed in his residence at Sitio Nampaling, Namal Asipulo, Ifugao on August 4 by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Romeo Habbiling of RTC branch 14, 2nd Judicial Region, Lagawe, Ifugao with no bail recommended for the crime of rape and a bail bond of P200,000 for the other offenses.

Baguio’s fifth most wanted identified as Marc Christopher Siplat Alhambra, 42, a resident of Barangay Lesseb, Burgos, Ilocos Sur was arrested on August 1 in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur.

Alhambra was charged for qualified theft and 138 counts of falsification of commercial document issued by Judges Cecilia Corazon Dulay Archog of RTC branch 6, Baguio City and Clarita Casuga Tabin of MTCC Branch 4, Baguio City with a recommended a bail of P100,000 and P1,656,000, respectively.

Alhambra is also listed as the fifth most wanted of Police Station 6 of the Baguio City Police Office.

Completing the list of local TMWPs is Baguio’s number 10 identified as Mayo Campa Calasiao a.k.a Mayo Champolay Calasiao, 38, a resident of Balangbang, Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet who was arrested at Barangay Tara-tara, Sison, Pangasinan on August 5. He was charged for robbery in an uninhabited place issued by Judge Glenda Ortiz-Soriano, Presiding Judge of MTCC, First Judicial Region, Branch 2, Baguio City with a recommended bail bond of P100,000.

Moreover, 30 other wanted person were arrested region wide for various crimes for the week covered. (SSB)