Unclaimed seized vehicles baffle police PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:51

City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro has expressed surprise why impounded motorcycles and other motor vehicles remain unclaimed several months after they were seized for various violations.

“We have found out that much of the impounded motorcycles in the different police stations and Public Safety Company are not being recovered or being taken by the alleged owners” Casimiro declared during the Monday press briefing in City Hall.

Based on records, the ZCPO has impounded a total of 246 motor vehicles because of various violations or recovered as carnapped vehicles during series of police operations. Among the common violations committed by the owners of the said vehicles were driving without license or the non-possession of official receipts (OR) or certificate of registration (CR) or plate numbers. The number, though, is lower than last year’s record of 291.

These vehicles are impounded at the Public Safety Company compound and in the different police stations in the city, according to the City Police Director.

“We are now in the process of consolidating the engine number and chassis number of all these motorcycles, and we would be asking the media to help us disseminate this to the public” he said.

Casimiro said when vehicles are carnapped, the owners report only the type of vehicle, its color or plate number but fail to reveal or show proofs of the units’ chassis and engine numbers. — Ella Dee Phuddih Cruz- WMSU OJT, City Hall