THE Public Order and Safety Office (Poso) in Bacolod City is conducting an investigation on the four minors who attempted to put janitor fish in the fountain area of the Bacolod Government Center (BGC) last week.

Executive assistant Celestino Guara, cluster head on peace and order, said Tuesday, November 7, they are coordinating with the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) to determine the motive of the minors who tried to release 25 pieces of janitor fish.

He said on October 30, the four minors were seen carrying two plastic containers along the fountain area, but when they saw the Poso guards they fled.

The Poso guards cornered one of the minors and turned him over to the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) and the WCPD.

Guara said the guards recovered from the eight-year-old boy’s possession two plastic containers with 25 pieces of big janitor fish.

He said the boy, a resident of Barangay 41, told the police he was asked by his uncle to release the janitor fish in the fountain area.

The boy has been released from the custody of DSSD and WCPD.

Guara recalled that before the highlights of the MassKara Festival, the four minors were also caught throwing frogs into the fountain.

The City Government had earlier released about 1,000 Japenese koi into the fountain.

Guara directed the Poso guards to intensify their patrol at the BGC grounds.