AGENTS of the Police Regional Office 2 this week arrested 23 wanted felons in separate anti-crime operations in the region, PRO2 director Brigadier General Jose Mario M. Espino announced yesterday.
Six of the suspects, including the most wanted person in Nueva Viscaya, were arrested on Friday, the Cagayan Valley police director said in a report to Philippine National Police chief General Oscar D. Albayalde.
Espino said Alvin Ganceña, 24, of Barangay Homestead in Bambang, Nueva Viscaya, who is considered as number 1 most wanted in the province, was nabbed at his residence by the local police based on a warrant for rape issued by a local court with no bail recommended.
Also arrested by PRO2 operatives were Chadvic Buyayo,29, of Purok 2, Bgy. Dipidio in Kasibu, Nueva Viscaya, who is wanted for murder; Jet dela Cruz,21, of San Agustin, Isabela; and Juanito Lauriano,40, of Jones, Isabela, both wanted for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, physical injuries and damage to property;
Dominador Nacional,55, of Aritao, Nueva Viscaya, for theft; Brendo Bryan Oria, 34, of Diffun, Quirino, for frustrated homicide; and Marine Corporal Erickson Obias, for women and child abuse.
Five others, including the second most wanted in Ilagan City, were arrested, Espino said.
He identified the suspect as Santos Ancheta, a 37-year-old resident of Barangay Batong Labang in Ilagan City, who is the subject of a warrant of arrest for two counts of statutory rape.
The four others were Edwin Macaranas,39, a farmer wanted for child abuse; Danilo Sambito,19, wanted for acts of lasciviousness; and Patrick Ralutin,47; and Romel Alburo,22, both wanted on charges of slight physical injuries.
Among the 11 suspects arrested in separate operations in the province, was Guillermo Apostol, 43, for rape. The suspect was arrested in Sitio Mangol in Barangay Rizal in San Gullermo municipality.
The others were Noel Umbrero,25, for child abuse; Janet Milan,29, for grave oral defamation; Gerald Tugade,32, for slight physical injuries; Sadrak Pallay,24, for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, slight physical injuries and damage to property; and Imelda de Real,57, for estafa.