5 men charged for curfew violation, assaulting tanod

FIVE persons are facing charges for resistance and disobedience to a person in authority, while 94 persons were reprimanded for violating the curfew last week, the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) reported Monday, March 30.

Police arrested and detained Richard Galinzado, a resident of Saint John Puntod, after he allegedly showed resistance and disobedience during the implementation of curfew last Wednesday, March 25.

"Iyang gisipa ang tanod," Cocpo spokesperson Major Evan Vinas said, adding that the suspect was observed to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor.

Personnel of Police Station 3, together with the barangay tanod, were implementing the executive order on curfew when they caught the suspect and three other minors staying outside their homes.

The minors were told to go home but Galinzado was arrested and detained for disobeying authorities.

In Barangay Puntod, three men were arrested, while another surrendered for allegedly assaulting another barangay tanod over the weekend.

The suspects were identified as Loyd Penanueva, 20; Prince Val Tupag, 23; Jasper Marquez, 34; and Mark Bryan Dacu, 22.

The victims were identified as Barangay Puntod tanod Jemy Bonga, 54, and Jorge Furia, 66.

Police said the tanods were implementing the order on curfew and liquor ban when they caught the suspects violating the executive order.

Upon confrontation, the victims sustained multiple injuries when the suspects allegedly caused physical harm.

Vinas said since March 23 to 29, a total of 94 persons have violated the curfew. Of 94, 81 are of legal age, while 13 are minors.

"Purpose figured to essentials -- 19 while not essentials 75," Vinas said.

Vinas also remind the public to follow the executive orders while the City Government is battling the coronavirus disease.

"Among hangyo nga dili nila i-challenge ang authority," Vinas added.


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