Old man nabbed after firing gun in sanitary landfill Print
Monday, 12 June 2017 16:27


A 67-year-old caretaker of a construction firm was arrested for firing his unlicensed gun at the sanitary landfill in barangay Salaan, last Saturday night.

Culianan Police Station Commander, Chief Insp. Elmer Solon identified the suspect as Ortiz Omutan y Samat, Sr., caretaker of NLL construction firm located in Salaan, and a resident of Tolosa.

Initial police investigation showed that Marlon Monsanto, the security guard of the sanitary landfill, heard a burst of gunfire more or less 80 meters from the entrance gate of the said place.

Monsanto then spotted Omutan fixing his .22 magnum revolver, prompting him to call the police.

In a follow-up operation, police held Omutan for questioning.

During investigation, Omutan failed to present papers authorizing him to possess the gun.

Omutan underwent a paraffin test while appropriate charges were readied against him in court. – Dan Toribio