LEGAZPI CITY,-– Different units of the Police Regional Office 5 arrested 18 persons wanted for various offenses – from theft, rape and murder – during the week ending Saturday.
Apprehended were Elmer H. Benosa, Lucio C. Lustado, Jonel P. Maristela, Arlene D. Biag, Jennifer C. Tuivivar, Alexander T. Verdad, Ricky C. Otilla, Rogelio B. Adan, Charles R. Botor, Eduardo B. Samonte, John Joseph P. Olayres, Benjamin Cruel, Christopher A. Mendoza, Rommel C. Hernandez, Arman O. Yanela, Lalaine R. Lua, Ariel D. Reytaran and Jaypee H. Masilag.
Elements of Mandaon Municipal Police Station served a warrant of arrest to Benosa at 8 a.m. Monday at the Mandaon MPS Custodial Facility in Barangay Poblacion, Mandaon, Masbate and committed him to the Masbate Provincial Jail.
Benosa, wanted for violation of Republic Act No. 8353 in relation to R.A. 7610, was ordered arrested by Manuel Sese, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 48, Masbate City, with no bail recommended.
Police caught Lustado on Tuesday at Barangay GRS, Ragay, Camarines Sur, for murder by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Napoleon E. Matienzo of RTC Branch 62, Gumaca, Quezon with no bail recommended.
Naga City Police Station personnel collared Maristela along Diversion Road in Barangay Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City, at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday.
The suspect was wanted for sexual abuse (lascivious conduct under R.A. 7610) under an arrest warrant by Rosita L. Lalwani, presiding judge of RTC Branch 28, 5th Judicial Region, Naga City.
For qualified theft, Pedro M. Redona, presiding judge of RTC Branch 31, Pili, Camarines Sur, ordered the apprehension of Biag who was cornered by the police at Baranga Sagurong, Pili, Camarines Sur.
Tigaon MPS members found Tuivivar at her residence in Ramos Subdivision, Poblacion, Tigaon, Camarines Sur.
Verdad was caught at Barangay Santa Teresa, Bagamanoc, Catanduanes, for direct assault upon an agent of person in authority.
For failure to appear during his scheduled arraignment, Otilla was ordered arrested by Judge Ma. Christine Imperial-Bernarte of MTC 5th Judicial Region, Calabanga, Camarines Sur.
Elements of Legazpi CPS led by SPO2 Marilito Watiwat arrested Adan for frustrated murder with a bail of Php200,000.
Botor was arrested for frustrated homicide on order of Judge Emmanuel R. Real of RTC Br. 11, Ligao City.
On the other hand, Samonte, No. 1 MMWP of San Andres, was wanted for four counts of statutory rape.
Mendoza was arrested for serious physical injury; Hernandez, for service of sentence for direct assault; Yanela, rape; Lua, theft; Reytaran, murder; Cruel, theft; Olayres, No. 1 Wactch-listed Personality in Guinobatan, Albay, for drug; and Masilag, for estafa. Jorge Hallare/ PNA/ northboundasia.com