Murder suspect caught in Cavite
BY ROSELLE AQUINO
The Manila Times
CAMP BGEN VICENTE LIM, Calamba City: Police may have solved the case of a student RIDER WHO WAS FOUND DEAD AND flOATING IN A CREEK IN MAGALLANES, CAVITE, FOLLOWING THE ARREST OF A MAN WHO WAS RIDING A STOLEN MOTORCYCLE WITH no plate number. The Regional Highway Patrol Unit 4A, under the supervision of RHPU4A chief Col. Rommel Estolano, carried out an anti-carnapping operations that resulted in the arrest of Mark Razzel Garcia for violation of Republic Act (RA) 10883 (The New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016) and Presidential Decree (PD) 1612 (Anti-Fencing Law). Police said the Honda Click single motorcycle driven by Garcia was stolen. Members of the Cavite Provincial Highway Patrol Team (PHPT) headed by Maj. Gegeon Merza, Cavite PHPT provincial officer, together with personnel of Magallanes Municipal Police Station (MMPS) were conducting joint police visibility and anti-carnapping operations when they spotted and flagged down the suspect while on board a motorcycle without plate number. The rider, who had no driver’s license, presented the official receipt and certificate of registration (OR/ CR). But upon verification, the vehicle was reported as missing. Investigation revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle is Ed Gerald Lee Oro, male, single, 18 years old, Grade 9 student and resident of Sitio Kay-Apas, Barangay Medina, Magallanes, Cavite. Prior to the arrest of the suspect and recovery of the subject motorcycle, Aida Lee had sought the help of Magallanes police on Friday, November 17, to raise a flash alarm and apprehend the possessor of said motorcycle. Police said the subject motorcycle was driven by Gerald Lee Oro before he was found lifeless and floating on a creek at East-West Road, Sitio Kaytigbak, Barangay San Agustin, Magallanes, Cavite at about 6:45 in the morning on Oct. 27, 2023. On November 17, the Cavite PHPT received information that the subject motorcycle was sighted along Alfonso Magallanes Road, prompting it to dispatch its personnel in coordination with the MMPS for an anti-carnapping operation. That resulted in the arrest of the suspect and recovery of the stolen motorcycle. Police said the arrested suspect could also be the suspect in the death of the student-owner of the motorcycle he was driving. The arrested suspect was brought to Bacoor District Hospital for medical examination and turnover at the Imus City Police Station for temporary custody. BGen. Alan Nazarro, Highway Patrol Group (HPG) director, lauded the efforts and strategy of the Cavite PNP in implementing aggressive and honest law enforcement measures to combat carnapping, highway robbery and other forms of criminality along the highways.