CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Thru the intensified manhunt operations conducted by police operatives, the No. 2 most wanted person of Angeles City and no. 3 most wanted of San Simon, Pampanga were arrested yesterday afternoon, January 2.
Operatives of Angeles City Police Office-Police Station 3 arrested Edcel TROPEL y Sevilla, ranked no. 2 most wanted person of Police Station 3, 20 years old, resident of Brgy. Pandan, Angeles City by virtue of warrant of arrest issued by RTC Branch 60, Angeles City for Frustrated Murder.
Meanwhile, joint operatives of San Simon MPS, Pampanga SWAT, PSOG and 3rd MP-2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company armed with an alias warrant of arrest proceeded in Brgy. San Pedro, San Simon, Pampanga and arrested Francis BAGTAS y Pascua, ranked no. 3 most wanted person of San Simon MPS, resident of said place.
Said warrant was issued by Hon. Judge Maria Josephine M. Rosario-Mercado of RTC Branch 55, Macabebe, Pampanga for Rape under Art 266-A, 1(a) of the RPC as amended by RA 8353 with no bail recommended.
PRO3 Regional Director PCSUPT JOEL NAPOLEON CORONEL said that continuous manhunt operations against wanted persons is being carried out and at the same time the entire Central Luzon police force is maximizing its anti-criminality efforts to attain its quest of a safer place to live, work and do business.