Authorities arrested a man who tried to evade a police checkpoint in Quezon City and later admitted to have been responsible in a previous grenade explosion at a restaurant in Manila.
Acting Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Police Colonel Ronnie S Montejo, identified the suspect as Luis Castillo Cariño, 38, construction worker, and a resident of Bgy. 164 Tondo, Manila.
A report from the Fairview Police Station (PS 5) showed that Cariño was initially accosted at about 11:40 a.m., on Tuesday in a police checkpoint along Mindanao Extension corner Regalado Avenue, Bgy. Greater Lagro manned by PCpt Rolando Bañez.
He was reportedly flagged down for not wearing protective helmet while driving a Yamaha 110 Crypton motorcycle with plate number BO9515.
However, instead of pulling over, Cariño sped off which resulted in a brief chase.
He was eventually cornered by a blocking force from the same police station.
Cariño reportedly failed to present his driver’s license as well as an official receipt and certificate of registration (OR/CR) of the motorcycle.