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Man facing multiple raps for resisting police arrest

A MAN with an alias warrant for illegal possession of firearms is facing multiple charges after he resisted arrest by operatives of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod.

Chief Inspector Ray Cuanico, head of CIDG-Bacolod, said on Thursday, October 26, charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, RA 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and RA 9516 for illegal possession of explosives were filed against Prudencio Rosarito Jr. before the City Prosecutor's Office.

On October 25, a CIDG-Bacolod team came to serve an alias warrant and a search warrant to Rosarito at his mother’s residence in Purok Kabugwason, Barangay Mansilingan, but he fired back, hitting one of the operatives.

Rosarito surrendered when he was hit. He was treated at a hospital and was also discharged on Wednesday.

The suspect yielded a .45 caliber pistol loaded with seven ammunition and an empty magazine.

Also confiscated from his mother’s house were eight sachets of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), an ammunition of M203 rifle grenade, and drug paraphernalia.

Rape suspect charged

Multiple charges were filed on Wednesday against a rape suspect who resisted arrest in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Chief Inspector Antonio Benitez Jr., city police chief, said charges for rape, direct assault, and illegal possession of firearms were filed against a man in his mid 30’s who sexually abused the 14-year-old daughter of his partner at their house.

Benitez said they responded to the area where the suspect was spotted, with the assistance of the Philippine Army.

The suspect, armed with a .38 caliber revolver, was seen coming out of the sugarcane field when the police arrived.

He attempted to shoot, but his gun did not go off. A police officer fired at him, and the suspect run inside the sugarcane field. After several minutes, he came out and surrendered.

He was brought to a hospital, where he was positively identified by the victim.

Benitez said the suspect has been abusing the victim since April.
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