3 most wanted men fall in CL

July 21, 2021 Steve A. Gosuico 263 views

CABANATUAN CITY – Three most wanted felons facing separate murder and frustrated murder charges in Central Luzon were nabbed during manhunt operations conducted in Manila and Nueva Ecija on Tuesday.

Aurora top cop Col. Julio S. Lizardo, in a report to Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director Brig. Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon, said Roger Leones, 34, carpenter, of Bgy. Detailen, Maria Aurora, Aurora, was arrested at his hideout on Vasquez Street, Tondo, Manila.

Lizardo said Leones’ arrest was made possible through efforts of the Maria Aurora police, Regional Intelligence Unit-3, Aurora PIU, Aurora CIDG and PS-1, and the Manila Police District-Raxabago station.

Leones’ arrest was carried out on the strength of an arrest warrant for murder docketed under Criminal Case No. 2018-09-6373 issued on June 25, 2019 by Judge Maximo B. Ancheta Jr., of the regional trial court branch 90 in Baler, Aurora with no bail recommended.

In Nueva Ecija, Col. Jaime O. Santos, provincial police head said two frustrated murder suspects were nabbed in successive manhunt operations in the towns of Zaragosa and in General Tinio.

In Zaragosa, police head Major Jaime P. Ferrer identified the nabbed suspect as Marlon Adaya, single, of Bgy. Sto. Rosario Old, Zaragosa. He was listed as the town’s number eight most wanted person. Ferrer said he was collared in his house at 11:40 a.m.

Col. Santos identified the third arrested suspect as Joey Dao-As, 40, single, farmer, of Bgy. Palale, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.

Dao-As was nabbed by operatives of the General Tinio PNP and the Rizal MPS-Kalinga PPO by virtue of a warrant for frustrated murder issued by Presiding Judge Marcelino K. Wakas, of the RTC Branch 25, Bulanao, Tabuk City with a recommended bail of P200,000.

“The continuous accounting and arrest of wanted persons reduces the number of criminals who roam the streets ready to pounce on unwitting and defenseless members of the community contributing greatly to the development of peaceful communities which is one of the goals of the Chief PNP’s Intensified Cleanliness Policy,” said Gen. De Leon.