CDO steps up security drive for Holy Week

The statement said the police will be aided by two K-9 dogs of the 4th ID in checking for bombs at strategic areas.

At the same time, City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula warned criminal elements to keep out of the city and not disturb peace and order.
Jaraula said criminal elements should not test the patience of the local police.

The mayor issued the warning as Isagani F. Genabe Jr., officer-in-charge of Cagayan de Oro Police Station, presented the suspects in a series of robbery incidents in some business establishments in the city in previous months.

Among those presented by the police to the mayor on Monday are Frederico Umbiztondo, Rudy Sendo, Ramil Tolentino, and Michael Alba who are all natives of Surigao del Sur.

The police claimed the suspects were responsible for robbery incidents that victimized Small Hill Loan, NGISI Trading, Cellular Phone Shop, Joren’s Pawnshop, Uplink Internet Café, Parasat Cable Office, FLC Lending, and the Iligan City Cellular Shop, among others.

The suspects were apprehended by elements of the Anti-Theft and Robbery Section led by SPO1 Mario Pelaez under the supervision of Senior Inspector Ruel Tuga.

They were allegedly caught in the act of cutting the lock of the roll-up door at Goking building.
Confiscated from the suspects were 1 unit KIA Besta Van bearing plate number WSM 177, 1 large bolt cutter, a small bolt cutter, 2 heavy duty screw drivers, 2 pieces of iron bar, 1 hack saw, 1 open wrench and 2 pieces adjustable wrench. (MindaNews)