2 cops, 1 civilian employee face raps on theft of firearms PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:33

The City Prosecutor Office has recommended the filing of malversation of public properties against two policemen and a non-uniform personnel (NUP) while another civilian employee was acquitted, all  staff of the Police Regional Office’s RSAO who were charged early last year in connection with the robbery of several unserviceable firearms inside Camp Batalla along RT Lim Boulevard.

A resolution issued by Atty. Roselyn Murillo, deputy city prosecutor, on September 26, 2012 and approved by City Prosecutor Ricardo Cabaron, states that under facts and circumstances, the case for malversation of public properties under NPS docket IX-06-INV-12D-00211 found sufficient evidence to establish probable cause against SPO4 Rodolfo Salazar, SPO1 Melvin Moriente and Vincent Carpitanos, a non-uniform personnel, all assigned at the PRO9’s RSAO.

The City Prosecutor Office, on the other hand, dismissed the same case against Robin Almanzan for insufficiency of evidence.

The resolution recommended the filing of 18 cases of malversation of public properties against Carpitanos and one case against Salazar, Moriente and another one for Carpitanos.

To recall, on January 19 around 2:45 p.m., 2012, Almanzan, chief of the RSAO, discovered that the padlock and hasps of the door of their storage room were destroyed.

The incident was reported to the City Police Office for investigation.

Police discovered that a 90 recoiless rifle, an M14 rifle, two M16 rifles and an undetermined number of .45 caliber pistols and .38 cal. revolvers were missing.

Almanzan’s name was included when the case was forwarded to the City Prosecutor Office.

After the forwarding of the case to the City Prosecutor Office, Almanzan went to the DZT editorial office and clarified that he has nothing to do with the robbery of the unserviceable firearms. – Dan Toribio Jr.