Two municipal level wanted persons listed as no. 8 and no. 10, were arrested by combined elements of Regional Intelligence Unit 9, RPSB9, Tungawan MPS and Lakewood MPS in Purok 4, Barangay Sisay, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 8:20 PM on October 3, 2017.
The accused was identified as Romeo S Circulado, Sr. (no. 8 most wanted person), farmer, 56, and Rene L. Circulado (no. 10 most wanted person), 27, both residents of Purok 4, Barangay Sisay, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay. This was made by virtue of a warrant of arrest for theft docketed under CC No. 11417-2k14 issued by Judge Felix B. Rodriguez Jr., of RTC Branch 18, Pagadian City. The accused is now under the custody of Lakewood MPS.
Seven individuals were arrested by operatives of Labason MPS for theft charges in Brgy. La Union, Labason, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 1:00 AM on October 3, 2017. Operatives arrested Antonina A Balbin, 57, Eliza A Campaner, 47, Jimmy T Ricamora, 47, Ronie M Laguitao, 44, Angelito B Mori, 50, Jose B Digamon, and Manuela A Digamon, 67, all residents of said barangay. This is based on an arrest warrant for qualified theft docketed under Criminal Case No. l-003269 with a recommended bail bond of ₱20,000.00 each, issued by Judge Oscar D. Tomarong of RTC Branch 28, Liloy, Zamboanga Del Norte dated September 28, 2017. The arrested personalities are presently detained in Labason MPS for proper disposition.
A man accused of rape was arrested by combined elements of San Miguel MPS and Imelda MPS in Barangay Gadiangan, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 1:00 PM on October 3, 2017. Ronald Apiag, resident of Barangay Betinan, San Miguel, Zamboanga Del Sur was arrested by virtue of a warrant for rape by sexual abuse docketed under Criminal Case No. 16-163 with a recommended bail bond of ₱200,000.00 issued by Judge Ruben N. Bance of RTC9 Branch 29, San Miguel, Zamboanga Del Sur. Apiag is now under the custody of San Miguel MPS.
A farmer wanted for murder was arrested at a police operation in Brgy. Matalang, Midsalip, Zamboanga Del Sur at about 2:30 PM on October 3, 2017. The suspect identified as Benben Mandao y Dumandag, 25, resident of said place, was apprehended based on a warrant docketed under Criminal Case No. 16-10, 1341 issued by Judge Analyn F. Ramas Costanilla of 9th Judicial Region, Branch 30, Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur dated August 22, 2016. Said arrested person is presently detained at Midsalip MPS while waiting for court disposition.
Elements of Sergio Osmeña MPS conducted a manhunt operation in Brgy. Biayon, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Zamboanga Del Norte at about 1:00 PM on October 3, 2017. This led to the arrest of Marchon Lumbay Cating, 23, a farmer residing in Purok 1, Brgy. Tuburan, Sergio Osmeña, based on a warrant for attempted murder docketed under Criminal Case No. 19547 with no bail bond recommended issued by Presiding Judge Ric S. Bastasa of RTC Branch 8, 9th Judicial Region, Dipolog City dated September 25, 2017. The accused is now detained at Sergio Osmeña MPS.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9