Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
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DATE             :       August 6, 2013


Armed Man Caught in a Hospital Ward in Arayat


            Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Officer-in-Charge successfully arrested an armed person who allegedly went inside a local hospital in Arayat town yesterday. Said suspect was quickly apprehended by elements of Arayat Municipal Police Station.

            In the report sent by PSUPT CHARLIE CABRADILLA, COP Arayat MPS, the incident happened around 2:00AM of August 5, 2013 at Lingap Especialty Hospital located along OG Road of Brgy Plazang Luma, same town. Marvin Dimacali who was duty at the said hospital personally appeared at Arayat police station and reported that an armed person with unknown motive went inside one of the wards in the hospital.

            After receiving the information reported by the nurse, personnel from Arayat MPS hurriedly went to the hospital and found the suspect in Room 101 Pedia Ward of said hospital.

            Arrested suspect was identified as Lester Yumul y Quiroz, 28 years old and a resident of Purok 2, Barangay Tabuan, Arayat, Pampanga. Confiscated from him was one (1) Cal.45 pistol Norinco Model 1911A1 with Serial No. 1004, one (1) black inside holster for Cal.45 pistol, one (1) spare magazine and six (6) live ammunition for Cal.45.

            Moreover, subject person together with the confiscated items were brought to the office of Arayat Municipal Police Station for documentation and proper disposition. A case for Violation of PD 1866 as amended by RA 8294 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunitions) was filed against Yumul at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, City of San Fernando, Pampanga docketed under IS No III-12-INV-13H-01961.

            Futhermore, PSSUPT ALBAYALDE commends the Arayat MPS responding team for their quick action that led to the arrest of the armed person.