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Driver defies illegal parking rap, is apprehended for hitting pedestrian

A man, confronted by authorities for illegally parking his vehicle, was eventually arrested after physically injuring a man while trying to escape Friday in Intramuros, Manila.

PO1 Bryan Borromeo, case investigator, identified the suspect as Ulysis Regis, 52, of MB 31 RM 101 BCDA C5 Road, Taguig City.

Initial investigation revealed that prior to the incident, Manila traffic parking bureau enforcers Reynaldo Danao and Rodolfo Dacanay were conducting an anti-illegal parking operation along Muralla St. corner Victoria St. on March 16 at around 2 p.m. when they spotted the suspect.

The suspect’s vehicle, with plate number DDE 434, was reportedly illegally parked in front of the Bayleaf Hotel, prompting the enforcers to approach Regis.

The suspect, however, protested and engaged the enforcers in a heated argument . He then reportedly attempted to leave the scene, boarded his car and bumped the victim, a certain Alvin Jay Dimasala, 25, of #775 St. Binondo, Manila, causing injury on Dimasala’s left knee.

PO1 Bryan Borromeo then responded to the scene and apprehended the suspect, who is now under the custody of Ermita Police Station and will face appropriate charges. (Hans Amancio)

2 men on drug watch list apprehended

Two suspected drug users included in a drug watch list were arrested in an anti-criminality operation Friday in Pandacan, Manila.

The suspects, identified as Christopher Manuel, 42, of 1651 West Zamora St., Paco, Manila and Geramar Ocampo Gonzales, 28, of 1664 West Zamora St., Paco, Manila were listed as drug users in the Pandacan Police Station (PS-5) drug watch list, case investigator PO2 Raymund Portes said.

Arresting officers from the Beata Police Community Precinct were conducting an anti-criminality campaign at around 12:03 a.m. on March 16 along Plaza dela Virgin, West Zamora St., Pandacan, Manila, when they spotted the suspects.

Police authorities then approached and apprehended the suspects upon the discovery of two pieces of sachet containing shabu.

The suspects will face charges for violation of R.A. 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Hans Amancio)

4 Sputnik gang members,5 other individuals fall in drug raid

Eleven suspected drug users, four of whom are alleged members of the dreaded Sputnik Gang were arrested Friday following an operation by operatives from the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of the Pasay City Police.

Police identified the suspects as Jerick Bacuitis, 23; Mark Olayao, 30, Sputnik Gang member; Charlene Navarette, 30; Dave San Jose, 37; Edwin Dayao, 32, Sputnik Gang member; Edwin Villanueva, 24, Sputnik Gang member; Mario Bacuitis, 47; Youde Tengco, 21, Sputnik Gang member; Eugene Bacuitis, 25; Monaliza Legazpi, 28; and Charisma Ablay, 18.

Investigation showed that SDET operatives conducted an operation at P. Manahan Street, Barangay 30 in Pasay City which resulted to the arrest of the suspects.

Police recovered from the suspects eight pieces of small transparent plastic sachets all containing undetertmined quantities of shabu with an estimated street value of P20,000.

The suspects and the confiscated drug evidence will be brought to the Southern Police District (SPD) Crime Laboratory Office for drug tests and laboratory examinations.

Cases for violation of Sections 11, 12, 13, of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act will be filed against the arrested suspects. (Dhel Nazario)

2 men dumped on highway

Two alleged victims of summary execution with their faces and hands wrapped with duct tape were dumped early Saturday morning along a highway in North Caloocan The two slain men, with one of them sustaining four bullet wounds in the head and the other with two bullet wounds in the body, remained unidentified as of this writing.

One of the men was wearing a white jersey and brown short pants and the other was clad in yellow shirt, red jacket and, gray short pants. Both of them had tattoos in the arms, police said.

Barangay 179 watchmen were patrolling when concerned citizens reported that they heard at least seven gunshots along Quirino Highway around 2:45 a.m.

Upon checking, the two men were found on the pavement.

A closed-circuit television footage showed that the two men alighted from a car before they were shot dead by still unidentified suspects, according to case investigator PO1 Eddielou Alon.

“It is possible that the crime was just executed in the area but they were not from Caloocan,” Alon said.

Recovered from the scene were at least seven empty shells of still unknown caliber of firearm.

The bodies of the men were brought to Jara Funeral Homes for autopsy and safekeeping. (Kate Javier)

Transport group head gunned down

A leader of a local transport group was gunned down by still unidentified suspects who had boarded his jeepney in Malabon City Friday night.

Jerry Adolfo, 52, president of Sangandaan- Panghulo-Polo JODA (SPPJODA), a resident of Sangandaan in Caloocan City, died on the spot.

He sustained a lone gunshot wound in the head, police said.

Initial investigation showed that three unidentified men boarded the jeepney driven by Adolfo along M.H. Del Pilar Street in Barangay Tinajeros at 7:57 p.m.

A passenger told investigators that one of the men seated himself behind the driver’s seat, drew a firearm and shot Adolfo once in the head. The gunman and his cohorts then fled. (Kate Javier)

3 rent collectors slain

Three rent collectors in a public market were gunned down, while a three-year old boy was wounded, when two armed men fired shots at them inside a house in Quezon City Friday night.

Investigators of the Quezon City Police District identified the fatalities as Rex Delmonte, 30, Efren Gadiong, 33, both residents of Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City, and Rhiela Agravadior, 25, of Caloocan City, all rent collectors in Commonwealth Market.

It appears that the three were eating inside Delmonte’s house along Steve Street, Barangay Commonwealth, when two men armed with handguns, suddenly came..

The two men then fired shots at the three who died on the spot .he suspects were able to escape from the scene, bringing with them the gun they used.

Delmonte’s three-year old son was hit by a stray bullet on his left thigh. He was rushed to General Miguel Malvar Hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

Police were able to recover seventeen spent shells and 10 deformed bullets from the crime scene. (Alexandria Dennise San Juan)

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