Police nab 3 rape suspects

THREE persons facing rape cases in different courts in Camarines Sur were arrested by police authorities over the weekend.

The first to be arrested by operatives of the Del Gallego Municipal Police Station (MPS) was Reniel C. Gaon, 19, single and a resident of Barangay Bagong Silang in Del Gallego town. Gaon was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest in connection with Criminal Case No. L-7133 issued by Judge Irma Isidora B. Zamudio of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 56 in Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

The second rape suspect who was arrested on November 27 by members of the Buhi MPS is Sammy B. Catina, 51, and a resident of Barangay Namurabod in Buhi town. Catina, a farmer, was finally collared by the police after one year and nine months of evading law. He is ranked 18th among the most wanted persons in Camarines Sur based from the list of the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office.

Buhi MPS chief Capt. Elein Legacion said Catina was nabbed after an informant tipped them of the suspect’s presence in a mountainous barangay. He is now under the custody of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Iriga City. He is charged with Rape under Criminal Case No. 12177 before RTC Branch 34 in Iriga Ciy.

Meanwhile, at noon of Nov. 27, policemen of Siruma MPS nabbed the third rape suspect, Ramil C. Butial, 45, by virtue of a warrant of arrest at his hiding place in Barangay Poblacion, Rosario, Cavite, after six years of hiding.

Butial, a fisherman from Barangay Butawanan, Siruma is accused of Rape in Criminal Case Nos. 13-1869 to 1884 and 13-1886 pending before RTC Branch 63 in Calabanga, Camarines Sur.