LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Even during the Holy week, there is no let up in the operations of the Pangasinan police against notorious criminals in the wanted list.
This was gleaned in the arrest of two wanted persons on Maundy Thursday, another on Holy Wednesday in separate police operations.
The police generally believe that it is on special occasions like Holy Week that wanted persons fleeing from the long arm of the law are returning to their homes to see their respective families.
First arrested at 5:00 a.m. of March 24 at his residence in Barangay Laoac, Pozorrubio town was Reynaldo Laguit, 31, the town’s Number 1 most wanted person and is also listed as No. 28 under the Oplan Lambat Sibat wanted list provincewide.
Chief Insp. Ryan Manongdo, Pozorrubio police chief, reported that police served the arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judges Tita Obinario of Branch 45 and RTC Judge Tita Villarin of Branch 46 on the suspects in the early morning of Maundy Thursday.
The warrants were for Illegal possession of firearms and ammunition with recommended bail bond of of Php 200,000 and Theft with a recommended bail bond of Php 20,000.
Arrested earlier on Wednesday at about 6:30 a.m. by joint elements of the Villasis Police Station, Pangasinan Public Safety Company (PPSC), and Burgos ( Ilocos Sur) Police Station was Artemio Abrena, 54, who was ranked No. 1 Most Wanted Person in Villasis town.
Abrena, a resident of Barangay Puelay, Villasis, was served an Alias Warrant of Arrest dated December 27, 2002 issued by RTC Judge. Teodorico Alfonso P. Bauzon of Branch 50 in Villasis, Pangasinan for the crime of murder with no bail bond recommended for his provisional liberty .
The Most Wanted Person in Villasis was able to hide for almost 14 years from the law but is now finally behind bars.
Another top wanted person was arrested on Maundy Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. in Barangay Calbueg, Malasiqui by Intelligence personnel of the Malasiqui Police Station.
Arrested was one Rodel Salazar, 42, who is facing a case of frustrated homicide and was tagged as No. 7 under the Focus Crime/Wanted List in Malasiqui town.
The Alias Warrant of arrest issued by Hermogenes C. Fernandez, presiding Judge, RTC, Branch 56, in San Carlos City dated January 15,2014 was served on the suspect at his residence in Barangay Calbueg in the early morning of Maundy Thursday.
Police also arrested Kristoffer Ray Milano. 23, of Barangay San Agustin, Iba, Zambales, an entertainer in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Palamis, Alaminos after he yielded a sachet of shabu with street value of Php 1,000, including the buy-bust money and a cell phone were seized by lawmen from the suspect. PNA/northboundasia.com