TV film ad director nabbed for carnap

June 10, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 477 views

PHILIPPINE National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) director, Brigadier General Alexander C. Tagum on Thursday announced the arrest of a 39-year old director of TV commercials wanted for carnapping.

The official identified the accused as Clifford Taton, a resident of United Glorietta Subdivision in Barangay Caniogan, Pasig City who is the subject of a warrant of arrest for violation of the anti-carnapping law issued by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 157 in June 2019

According to Tagum, operatives of the HPG Special Operations Division-Task Force Limbas headed by Lieutenant Colonel Joel Manuel Ana arrested the suspect following a six-month operation triggered by information on his whereabouts.

The accused was listed as the Top 4 Most Wanted Person by the HPG SOD-Task Force Limbas prior to his arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Tagum said their investigation showed the accused acquired a motor vehicle from its original owner thru the so-called ‘assume balance’ scheme but failed to pay for the vehicle’s monthly amortizations for more than three years already.

This prompted the filing of criminal charges for carnapping against him and the subsequent issuance of a warrant of arrest, said the PNP-HPG director.

Another wanted carnapping suspect identified as Dominic Vivencio, 26, was also arrested in Poblacion, Mandaluyong City on Thursday by members of the HPG National Capital Region Field Unit led by Major Myra Novilla, the official said.

Tagum said Vivencio is the subject of a warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act 10883 or the New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 issued by Judge Rizalina Capco-Umali of the Mandaluyong City RTC Branch 212.

The two suspects are now under the custody of the PNP-HPG in Camp Crame.