12 cops cited for arrest of robbery, ‘carnap’ suspect

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ILOILO City – Twelve policemen of Barbaza, Antique were cited yesterday for arresting a robbery and “carnapping” suspect.

During Monday’s flag-raising ceremony in Camp Delgado, Medalya ng Papuri (Commendation Medals) were given to the following:

* Insp. Adolfo Pagharion Jr.

* Insp. Bryan Alamo

* SPO2 Eddie Juanitas

* PO3 Frut Dominic Espaṅola

* PO3 Jaime Macandog Jr.

* PO2 Rene Bandiola

* PO2 Mark Gil Importante

* PO2 Edwin Mondia

* PO2 Sandy Bangcaya

* PO1 Keth Tuason

* PO1 Jimmy Espartero, and

* PO1 Regor Valenzuela.

These policemen arrested Roland Estante in Brgy. Binangbang Barrio, Barbaza.

Estante had pending cases for “carnapping” and robbery in Moises Padilla and La Castellana towns in Negros Occidental.

During Estante’s arrest on October 28, policemen recovered from him one Pietro Beretta model .9mm pistol and magazine with seven live cartridges.

With these recoveries, the Barbaza police charged with Estante with yet another case – violation of the Commission on Elections’ gun ban vis-à-vis the barangay election.

“The suspect was considered a high-profiled fugitive,” said Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., director of the Police Regional Office 6.

“Arresting a wanted person means solving three to four criminal cases, as one criminal is capable of committing several violations of law,” Cruz added./PN