notorious gang member
By RPCRD, Police Regional
September 17, 2012
CAMP SEC. RUPERTO K.
KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – Police Regional Office 8
intensified its campaign against wanted persons with the arrest of a
notorious criminal gang member involved in robbery incidents in Leyte
PRO8 Director PCSupt Elmer
Ragadio Soria identified the neutralized criminal as one Tommy Bulante
y Fuertes, 26, single and a resident of Brgy. San Diego, Alang-alang,
Bulante was arrested in the
afternoon of September 14 in his hide-out in Brgy. Blumentritt,
Alang-alang, Leyte by elements of Alang-alang Police led by PSInsp
Jesus Rico Esoy based on a Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Judge
Rogelio Sescon, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 9, 8th Judicial Region,
Tacloban City for the Crime of Robbery docketed under Criminal Case
No. 2012-09-522 with recommended bailbond fixed at P100,000 for his
“The suspect is a member of
Inocando/Estilo Criminal Gang involved in the series of robbery
incidents in the province of Leyte”, Soria said. With the
neutralization of the suspect, the police official called on the
victims of said gang to came out and support in the prosecution
process for his eventual incarceration.
A criminal gang is composed
of two or more members engaged in illegal activities operating in an
area for profit purposes.
Meanwhile, with the
intensified and extensive implementation of LOI Manhunt: Charlie, the
PNP’s campaign for the neutralization of wanted persons, PRO8 had
already arrested 1081 persons with Warrants of Arrests issued by
various courts in Region 8 for assorted criminal offenses.
“Out of this, 105 are
considered Most Wanted Persons or those considered armed, dangerous
and poses a great danger to the community”, Soria said.
The Regional Director
further averred that the above date translates to 33.8% arrest rate
out of 5,328 wanted persons regionwide.
“Most of the arrests were
successfully implemented with the active support of the community
through sharing of vital information on the whereabouts of criminals,”
Soria further informed, adding that this dynamic involvement by
various stakeholders is effective in any anti-crime effort by the PNP.