CamSur crime rate dives by 28.15 %

NAGA CITY—-The crime volume in Camarines Sur has decreased by 28.15 percent from 2,362 recorded crimes from Jan. 1 to Apr. 15, 2019 to 1,697 crimes posted for the same period this year, the police provincial office said.

Lt. Col. James Ronatay Jr., spokesperson of the Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO) did not say the reason for the reduction in the crime volume except for the fact that the decrease totaled to 665 crime incidents.

He said that although there was a decrease in the crime incidents in the province, over 400 violators of the enhanced community quarantine measures have been reported by various municipal police stations (MPS). Ronatay said reports to the provincial office showed that there were 158 curfew violators, 157 disobeyed and resisted the quarantine measures and 168 tricycle drivers were slapped with traffic violation for driving without quarantine exemptions.

Col. Roderico Roy Jr., CSPPO chief said that they have already enforced the directive of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on social distancing and wearing of face masks while in public places.

In related police reports, two members of the barangay council and seven other persons were caught by police authorities while gathered in a cockfight in Inansagan, Napawon, goa, Camarines Sur in the afternoon of Apr. 19, Sunday.

The village officials were identified as Leonido Abad, 48, and Erson Belleza, 38. The seven other villagers were: Rodrigo Flores, 77; Carlos Bejoc, 54; Teddy Flores, 49; Gerry Belza, 48; Albert Galimba, 48; Ernan Belleza, 43; and Angelito Buates, 25.

Maj. Dominic Borigas, Goa police chief said that the suspects will be charged for violation of R.A. 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act and Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code for resistance and disobedience.

In Bato, Camarines Sur, Rico Reyes, 38, a car mechanic, was shot dead by unidentified suspects in barangay Salvacion on Tuesday, Apr. 21.

Police authorities are still looking for the suspects and investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, police officers in Siruma, Camarines Sur nabbed Grace Sa. Rosa, 41, and Gino Lucio, 27, for violation of the liquor ban and curfew hour.

Lt. Rey Alis, Siruma MPS Rosa is a former municipal worker, while Lucio, is currently an employee of the Siruma local government unit.