PNP nabs 3 rape suspects; hunts suspect in PB’s slay

NAGA CITY--- Police authorities in Camarines Sur province have arrested three suspected rapists after years of hiding from the law.

The suspects were identified as: Jonel Clapes, 59, of Buracan,Sagñay; Edgar Bolado, 39, of Bolo Norte,Sipocot; and Janno Navares, 18, of Antipolo, Baao, all in Camarines Sur.

On Wednesday, June 3, Baao police operatives nabbed Navares in Barangay Antipolo by the virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Martessa Nuylan-Rodrigueza of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 37 in Iriga City on May 26, 2020.

In an interview, Staff Sgt. Richard Taguirer of the Baao Police Community Relations’ Office said that Navares was accused of raping his eight year old niece sometime in 2019.

The suspect is now in Baao police jail awaiting trial for the crime of statutory rape.

On June 4, the Sipocot police conducted a man hunt operation in Barangay Bolo Nuevo, which resulted in the arrest of Edgar Bolado, a businessman, who is ranked fourth in the municipal most wanted persons.

Master Sgt. Albert Joven, Sipocot police deputy chief, said the operation was conducted after receiving tips about the presence of the suspect in the area.

Joven said Bolado is accused of raping his 14 years old stepdaughter last year.

The suspect is now detained at the Sipocot police station. He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued on Mar. 18, 2020 by Judge Cecilia Borja-Soler of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 29 based in Libmanan town.

On Saturday, June 6, Sagñay police personnel arrested Jonel Clapes in Barangay Buracan.

Based from the police report, Clapes was arrested for the crime of rape based on the warrant of arrest issued on Jan. 27, 2017 by Judge Theresa Menodoza of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 17 of Malolos, Bulacan.

No bail was recommended for the three arrested suspects.

Meanwhile, in Nabua, Camarines Sur police operatives are in pursuit of a mentally ill person who allegedly stabbed to death the Punong Barangay of Barangay Bustrac here.

Police identified the suspect as Domingueto Quipo Jr., a resident of Bustrac village. Quipo stabbed the victim, Teopilo Braga, in the stomach after the latter confronted the suspect for loitering at the village chapel in the evening of June 7, Sunday.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction after he stabbed the victim. The victim was declared dead on arrival at the MMG Hospital in this town.

In an interview, Cpl. Ronald Perigrino, Nabua Municipal Police Station spokesperson, said that based from witnesses, the suspect is suffering from mental illness.

The victim suffered a severe stab wound in the left part of his stomach, which caused his death, Perigrino said.