OVER 40 Enhanced Community Quarantine violators including a fake Navy officer were hauled to jail by agents of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office in a series of operations this week, local police director, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe said yesterday.
The official said Romeo Jervoso, a 48-year old resident of Barangay San Jose in Baliwag municipality was wearing a Navy uniform with a holstered firearm when he was accosted for threatening and intimidating local barangay officials manning a Quarantine Control Point in the area on Tuesday.
Cajipe said during questioning, it turned out that the suspect was just a Navy Reservist who is not authorized to carry a firearm and has no gun papers issued by the PNP Firearms and Explosives Office.
Recovered from the possession of the suspect were a caliber .45 pistol with serial no. 1427011 with a magazine containing seven live ammunition and a low-carry holster, the official said.
The suspect failed to produce any Permit-to-Carry-Firearm-Outside-of-Residence, a Firearm’s License and a License to Own and Possess Firearm.
Cajipe said two other men identified as Charles Ilognon and Joseph Sabangan, both 30-years old were arrested by responding policemen in Balagtas and Meycauayan City respectively for involvement in theft on the same day.
Ilognon was accused of stealing a spray paint worth P180 inside a store in Balagtas Heights in Bgy. Santol in Balagtas town while Sabangan was arrested for stealing a mountain bike in a grocery parking lot in Bgy. Malhacan in Meycauayan City.
The other suspects were arrested in the municipalities of Balagtas, Bustos, Marilao, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Pulilan and Calumpit and Meycauayan City
Two of them identified as Ana Vanessa Galang,42; and Dina Maso,39, both residents of Phase 1, Iba O Este in Calumpit were arrested for selling liquor to the public despite the liquor ban.
Cajipe said acting on a complaint from concerned citizens regarding the illegal activities of the two, undercover officers of the Calumpit Munciipal Police Station conducted an entrapment operation which led in the arrest of the two after they sold 19 bottles of 750ml Emperador Lights brandy to a poseur.
Another suspect identified as Fernando Partido was arrested after he sold shabu to a poseur along Pag-asa Street in Bgy. Malhacan, Meycauayan City last Monday. Two others, Emmanuel de Castro and Geraldine Mila were also arrested for illegal possession of drugs during the same operation.
Recovered from the suspects were five heat-sealed plastic sachets containing the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ and the buy-bust money.
Ten others were arrested for playing ‘pusoy, tong-its and cara y cruz’ in public places in Bocaue last Monday, Recovered from the suspects were P1,488 in cash bets, two sets of playing cards and three P1 coins being used as ‘toss coin.’
All arrested ECQ violators are now facing appropriate charges, Cajipe said.