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Man, wanted after 5 years, arrested in Valenzuela

After almost five years, the second most wanted person in Valenzuela City — who allegedly killed a man due to a bad joke — was arrested on Friday night.

Authorities from the Valenzuela City Police-Warrant Section nabbed Edmund Carreon, 22, who allegedly killed Carl Patrick Almusera inside Marulas Public Market on July 9, 2013.

Carreon stabbed Almusera in the chest when their exchange of jokes turned into a heated argument, police said.

Armed with a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Emma Matammu of Valenzuela City Regional Trial Court Branch 269, authorities arrested Carreon along Bautista Street in Barangay Marulas around 8:15 p.m.

“We had an information that he would visit his relatives so we conducted the operation,” Chief Insp. Rhoderick Juan said.

Charges will be filed against Carreon who was detained at the Valenzuela City police detention cell. (Kate Louise Javier)

4 nabbed for drugs

Four individuals, including a woman, were arrested by police during simultaneous anti-criminality operations in Marikina City Friday.

In Brgy. Malanday, two brothers were apprehended by police after a concerned citizen reported to police that an illegal drug transaction was being conducted by an alias “Toklat.”

The police officer, PO3 Nelson Arribay, accompanied by two village watchmen, immediately went to the scene, but instead of finding “Toklat,” they chanced upon two brothers who were both not wearing shirts.

The two were identified as Carlito Caniezo, 54, construction worker, of 19 Missour Street, Barangay Malanday, Marikina City; and Marvin Caniezo, 18, construction worker, also of the same address.

As the police were about to arrest them, the Caniezo brothers both reached into their pockets and threw plastic sachets containing suspected shabu.

“Toklat” was nowhere to be found.

In another barangay, a man was supposed to be issued an Ordinance Violation Receipt for violation of the city’s anti-smoking ordinance but was arrested instead after he was discovered to be in possession of illegal drugs.

When police asked the violator identified as Joseph Caña, 45, construction worker, of No. 661, Libis Street, Barangay Concepcion Uno, Marikina City, to check if he had more cigarettes, a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu accidentally fell out of his pocket.

Meanwhile, a woman was nabbed in a buy-bust operation after a neighbor reported to police that she was selling illegal drugs in her house.

Police identified the woman as Maria Cecilia Miranda, 42, of No.9, Justo Street, Barangay Kalumpang, Marikina City.

Upon receipt of the information, the Marikina station drug enforcement unit, led by SPO4 Greco Gonzales, then proceeded to the target area for Miranda’s arrest.

The suspect was apprehended after a police officer posed as a buyer and handed her P500 worth of buy-bust money, while the recovered sachets of suspected shabu were turned over to the Eastern Police District-SOCO.

All suspects were detained at the Marikina City Police Station and will be charged with possession of illegal drugs. (Carizza Ibañez)

Drunk man attacks police officer

A drunk man allegedly stabbed a young police officer Friday night before being beaten up by bystanders in Pasig City.

Police identified the suspect as Junard Selorio, 37, of Barangay Mabunga, Pasig City, while the officer was identified as PO1 John Dexter Antonio, 22, of Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City.

Antonio, who is a member of the Drug Enforcement Group in Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, reportedly responded to a tip from a concerned citizen about a man running amok at the corner of Eastbank Road and Sta. Lucia Bliss near his residence in Barangay Sta. Lucia at around 10:30 p.m.

Police said the young cop, who was onboard his motorcycle, saw Selorio running wild, like the informant described. Antonio immediately approached the suspect and tried to pacify him, according to authorities.

However, Selorio reacted by thrusting his knife deep into an attachment of Antonio’s motorcycle. When the police officer tried to control the suspect, Selorio stabbed Antonio’s hand.

According to authorities, the suspect tried to stab the police officer again, allegedly looking to finish the job. However, Antonio managed to hit Selorio with a bottle of soft drink, temporarily stopping the suspect from causing any harm.

Bystanders who witnessed the incident approached the two and reportedly tried to help the police officer control the suspect. But Selorio reportedly had no intention of ceasing his dangerous activity. At this point, the people began to beat up the suspect until he was nearly unconscious.

Antonio then sought assistance from his colleagues in a nearby police precinct.The police officer and the suspect were then brought to the Pasig City General Hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect will be charged with frustrated homicide and malicious mischief. (Gabriel Agcaoili)

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