Stabbing incident involving PNP personnel in Brgy. Washington

On October 31, 2010 around 4:30 in the morning at M. Ortiz Extension, Kaskag, Brgy Washington, Surigao City, one PO3 Ruel Mezo Logronio, 38 yrs old, married,

PNP member presently assigned at San Francisco MPS, Surigao del Norte and a resident of Roxas St. Brgy Washington, Surigao City was stabbed by three (3) persons, one identified as Mark Lester aka “Tetes”.

Initial investigation disclosed that before the incident took place and based on the testimony of a certain witness named Ganggang Parpan of Shan2 Videoke Bar. That at around 2:30 AM of same date, said police officer together with his companion were engaged in a drinking spree inside that said videoke bar, thereafter at about 4:30 am of same date, they went out from said establishment wherein his companion proceeded to nearby bakery to buy some bread leaving the victim alone.

Apparently three (3) persons appeared in the scene then approached and asked the victim if the said videoke bar was already closed, without apparent reason one of the suspects pulled out his bladed instrument then stabbed the said victim twice hitting his forearm and abdomen.

Said victim ran immediately from the crime scene wherein he was chased by the suspects but he was able to get onboard a tricycle that bring him to Caraga Regional Hospital for medical treatment. Surigao City PS is conducting manhunt operations for possible arrest of the suspects while appropriate case is being prepared for filing in court. Progress report follows. (PNP)

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