3 wanted theft suspects nabbed

PERSONNEL from the Bacolod City Police (BCPO) Station 4 personnel arrested on Thursday three men facing theft charges.

Police identified the suspects as July S. Paderna, 27 years old of Purok Calantas, Barangay Villamonte; Rene C. Villegas, 36 of similar home address; and Edgar C. Hapitan,44 of Purok Kalubihan, Brgy. Mandalagan, all of Bacolod City.

Paderna was arrested by the police around 2:45 p.m.; Villegas was nabbed around 3 p.m. at Lopez-Jaena St., Brgy. Villamonte and Hapitan was apprehended around 3:30 p.m. at Sagitarius St., Greensville 3, Brgy Villamonte, Bacolod City.

The suspects were arrested through the strength of three separate arrest warrants dated April 13, 2013 issued by Judge Montaño C. Medel who also recommended different amounts of bail for their temporary liberty.

Medel recommended a bail of P 40,000 for the four theft charges faced by Paderna, Villegas a bail of P10,000, and Hapitan a bail amounting to P20,000 for two theft charges.

The three suspects, who denied the allegations against them, are currently detained in the Police Station 4 lock-up cell. (Chona M. Malinog)


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