By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas
Illegal possession of firearm
A laborer, Roel Mullot y Cerna, 32 years old, married and a resident of P-11, Brgy. Tabon, Bislig City, Suriga del Sur was apprehended by joint elements of Prosperidad Municipal Police Station (MPS) and 402nd Brigade, Philippine Army, while conducting checkpoint along the National Highway, P-6, Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, around 4:20 in the afternoon of December 30, 2010.
Initial investigation revealed that the said suspect was riding a Honda Wave single motorcycle, color gray without plate number, driven by one Jonjon Avila, also a resident of same place heading towards Butuan City. Before approaching the said checkpoint, the driver suddenly stopped the said motorcycle and said suspect disembarked and ran which prompted the checkpoint personnel to chase and caught him.
Said suspect was caught in the act in possession of one (1) unit 357 revolver (Smith and Wesson) bearing serial number 162205 loaded with four (4) live ammunitions. Upon verification, suspect failed to present legal documents for possessing said firearm and ammunitions. Driver of said motorcycle immediately fled to unknown direction. Hot pursuit operation was being conducted by Prosperidad MPS against the said driver. Apprehended suspect is temporarily detained at said MPS for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
Report on shooting incident
A small scale miner, Rosauro Botilla and his wife Alicia Botilla, housewife, both residents of Sitio Dagnasay, Brgy. Putting Bato, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte were shot and hacked by three (3) unidentified suspects, around 9:00 O’clock in the morning of December 30, 2010 at the above-mentioned place.
Initial investigation disclosed that while Rosauro Botilla was about to leave from their house going to their farm, said suspects wearing bonnets suddenly appear from the grassy portion besides their house, shot with the use of unknown caliber of firearm and hacked him to death.
During the incident, the victim’s wife Alicia Botilla was cooking at the kitchen, managed to ran when she heard gun burst but was chased by one of the suspects and hacked hitting her legs and face. Alicia was brought by her neighbors to Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital for medical treatment.
Suspects fled to unknown direction after the incident. Elements of Cabadbaran MPS conducted follow up investigation for possible identification and apprehension of the said suspects. Motive is still to be determined. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)
Violation of R.A 7183 and SP Resolution 769-99
On December 30, 2010, elements of Vice Control section of Butuan City Police Station (BCPS) 1 led by SPO4 Demetrio Corvera Castolo Jr. conducted simultaneous operation against violators of R.A 7183 (An Act Regulating the Sale, Manufacture, Distribution and Use of Firecrackers and Other Pyrotechnic Devices) and SP Resolution 769-99 (Selling of Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics Outside of the Designated Area), which resulted to the confiscation of assorted firecrackers and pyrotechnics from the following persons: Lala Malik y Tago, 23 years old and a resident of Montilla Boulevard, Brgy. Ong Yiu, Butuan City with confiscated items amounting to P700.00; Julieta Mamognora y Pedrosa, 27 years old and a resident of Brgy. Ong Yiu, Butuan City, with confiscated items amounting to P500.00; Jamalia Mauntoc y Langka, legal age and a resident of Langihan Road, Butuan City with confiscated items amounting to P400.00; and Yaser Pandiin y Mendez, legal age and a resident of P-7, Brgy. Bading, Butuan City with confiscated items amounting to P2,000.00.
Said person were caught in the act, selling the assorted firecrackers and pyrotechnic at P. Burgos Street, G. Flores Avenue, Montilla Boulevard respectively, all of Butuan City. Confiscated item were brought to BCPS 1 for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)