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US swimmers made up Rio robbery, vandalized gas station — police

US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three Olympic teammates were not robbed in Rio as they claimed but were detained after drunkenly vandalizing a gas station bathroom, police said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phAug 19th, 2016

Brazil court allows prosecution of US swimmer Ryan Lochte

By Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press SAO PAULO (AP) — The prosecution of U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte for filing a false police report during the 2016 Olympics is back on after a Brazilian court decision this week. During the games in Rio de Janeiro, the 12-time Olympic medalist told NBC that he and fellow swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with police badges as they returned to the Olympic Village from a party. But prosecutors said Lochte invented the story to cover up the swimmers' vandalism of a gas station and an ensuing confrontation with security guards. The confrontation was captured by surveillance cameras at the gas station. Lochte later acknowledged he was intoxicated at the time and his behavior led to the confrontation. The initial claim appeared to confirm widespread fears before the Olympics that the event would be marred by rising crime rates in Rio de Janeiro, which has long struggled with violence. As Lochte's version of events began to shift, many Brazilians became annoyed that a false story about crime drew so much attention, when the city had hosted the games without major problems. The scandal drew international headlines and grew to overshadow the final days of the games. Lochte ended up serving a 10-month suspension from the U.S. national swim team for his behavior. Last year, a court dismissed the case against Lochte, but the Superior Court of Justice reversed that decision Tuesday. Prosecutor Rodrigo de Almeida Maia said Thursday that the next step is for Lochte's lawyers to present their defense. Lochte does not have to appear in person to defend himself, de Almeida Maia said. Steve Lochte, the swimmer's father, said by telephone that he had no comment and directed questions to his son or his son's lawyers. Jeff Ostrow, a lawyer who has represented Lochte in the past, did not immediately respond to an email and a voicemail message seeking comment. It was not clear if he would represent Lochte in this case......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Solon wants congressional probe on death of QC detainee, drive vs ‘tambays’

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate has called for a congressional investigation into the death of a detainee in Novaliches Police Station 4 (PS 4) in Quezon City, and the police's crackdown against "tambays" (loiterers). The opposition lawmaker criticized the operation as "a patently anti-poor measure that targets those without jobs," while the government seems to be "not doing enough to generate jobs or lower the prices of commodities." "We are calling for a Congressional investigation on what happened to Tisoy, and on this supposed anti-tambay campaign," he added in a statement, Thursday. The allegations of police brutality while in the custodial facility of PS 4 have been made by ...Keep on reading: Solon wants congressional probe on death of QC detainee, drive vs ‘tambays’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Duterte heckler arrested

A protester who disrupted President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech in Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, was arrested on Tuesday morning, police said. A report from Kawit Municipal Police Station identified the protester as 20-year-old Francis Couichie. While Duterte was delivering his speech during the commemoration of the 120th Independence Day celebration, Couichie and nine other protesters made a [...] The post Duterte heckler arrested appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Vintage bomb explosion hurts 6 people in Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY --- Six people, two of them were children, were hurt when a vintage bomb exploded at about 7:45 a.m. on Sunday (June 10) in Sitio Betaog in Barangay Crossing in San Isidro, Leyte province. Shortly before the explosion, the victims were boiling water to be used to butcher a pig using two vintage bombs as stands of alarge pan, said Insp. Gary Zaldy Ligutan, officer-in-charge of the San Isidro Municipal Police Station in a phone interview. One of the Japanese-made vintage bombs exploded due its exposure to heat. The victims were identified as Bonifacio Cortez,48, and his son, Joeram,11; Alfredo Maga,33 and his son Francis,11; Gil Salazar,56; and Dionisio Talisic,5...Keep on reading: Vintage bomb explosion hurts 6 people in Leyte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

P2.7-M Pantawid Pamilya money stolen

IFUGAO — Three men reported to the Kiangan Municipal Police Station that three unidentified suspects on Monday held them up at Sitio Awa, Julongan, Kiangan, this province, and took the P2.7 million Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) cash aid for qualified families of Tinoc, Ifugao. Police identified the robbery complainants….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Comment on AMBUSH OR VENDETTA? – Guihulngan City councilor missing after deadly ambush by maria

A member of the Guihulngan Police Station said that three days before the ambush, Delarita went to the police station and asked Arpon to release his son who was jailed for illegal drug charges. When Arpon turned down the request, the councilor made a scene inside the police station, according to the source who requested anonymity for security reasons. “Arpon told Delarita that charges were already filed against the councilor’s son and releasing the latter will not be good for him as chief of police and the image of the police force,” the source said. always investigate before releasing a report like this. There was no scene that any of the son of the city councilor dela rita was in jail because of drugs and for your information we already passed the drug test and so dont post any reports if you are not sure about it because people are relying of what you are reporting......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Man held for drugs admits role in Pasay hotel robbery

A 24-year-old man who was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Marikina on Saturday night admitted he was one of the gunmen who robbed some guests at Mabuhay Manor Hotel in Pasay City in January. Rene Cachila was arrested along with his brother Ricky, 31, and his brother's live-in partner Sophia Dumdum, 27, at their house on Atis Street, Barangay Nangka, at 7 p.m., according to the Marikina police chief, Senior Supt. Roger Quesada. On drug list Five sachets of "shabu" (crystal meth) were recovered from the three suspects, who were also on the city's drug watch list. While being booked for their drug case at the police station, Cachila told the Inquirer that he was one of t...Keep on reading: Man held for drugs admits role in Pasay hotel robbery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Marikina cops nab robbery suspect in drug bust

Marikia police officers arrested three suspects in drug bust they conducted on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Barangay Nangka in Marikina. (Photo from the Marikina City Police Station) The Marikina C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

5 Laguna cops dismissed!

FIVE members of the Sta. Rosa City Police Station were dismissed from the service after they were found guilty of robbery extortion. A 15-page decision signed by Police Chief Inspector Ma. O Ranada Aplasca, Regional Director of PRO4A on March 21, 2018 dismissed PO3 Warren Ryan M. Carpena, PO3 Troyluss….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Four suspects to be charged in P10-M jewelry store burglary

A CRIMINAL charge for robbery is now being prepared against four persons who allegedly ransacked a jewelry shop inside a department store in Iloilo City. Superintendent Jonathan Pablito, Iloilo City Police Station 1 chief, said they will file charges against Kenneth Doyodoy of Sagada, La Trinidad, Benguet; Madred Batnag, also of Sagada, Mt. Province; Angelo […] The post Four suspects to be charged in P10-M jewelry store burglary appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Las Piñas No. 1 most wanted falls anew

          The No. 1 most wanted criminal of Las Pias was arrested again on Wednesday just barely few months after serving his jail term for another crime.   Suspect Kenneth Cristobal was arrested by Las Pias police in a house in Basa Compound, Barangay Zapote at11:30 a.m.Police served hiswarrant of arrest for robbery issued by Judge Joselito Vibandor of Las Pias Regional Trial Court Branch 199.   During a body search, arresting officers also found five sachets of suspected crystal meth, or shabu from the suspect.   The Station Drug Enforcement Team of Las Pias, however, said Cristobal was not included on their d...Keep on reading: Las Piñas No. 1 most wanted falls anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

GenSan robbery suspect shot dead after posting bail

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 9 Feb) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead Thursday afternoon a suspect in the robbery of a pharmacy here last month less than an hour after being released on bail. Sr. Insp. Lemuel Enrijo, acting chief of police station number 04 here, said Friday victim Kimbo Sagalto, 33, was aboard a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Abduction of Cebu Coed a Hoax

The claims of a female college student that she was kidnapped on Monday was all made up. Carbon Police Station chief Jacinto Mandal, whose jurisdiction included the vicinity of the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) where the alleged abduction occurred, on Tuesday said the 21-year-old working student of a local university made up the story because […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

College girl admits fabricating her own abduction

CEBU CITY --- It turned to be all fabricated. The police found out that the young woman only made up the story that she was abducted by five men to avoid paying the money given to her by school officials to buy books. Chief Insp.Jacinto Mandal, Carbon police station chief, said they were mulling filing charges against Kristel Jade Wety, 21, just to teach her a lesson. Wety, in the meantime, was in the custody of her mother after she claimed she was released by her abductorson Mondaynight, hours after the supposed abduction. Wety sent a barrage of text messages to her sister, asking for help because she had been abductedabout8 a.m.on Mondayby five men -- three foreigners and t...Keep on reading: College girl admits fabricating her own abduction.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Heads to roll if ‘holdapan sa gotohan’ unsolved tomorrow

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Director Oscar D. Albayalde on Friday hinted that heads will roll if the Parañaque City Police Station fails to solve by tomorrow the holdup incident at a local ‘gotohan’ which he described as “not an ordinary robbery.” The official said he was irked….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

‘Agaton’ forces Chinese ship to make emergency docking in Northern Samar

  CATARMAN, Northern Samar --- A Chinese-registered cargo vessel with nine foreigners aboard made an emergency docking near the shoreline off Barangay Poblacion 2, Pambujan town in Northern Samar, on Tuesday, due to rough seas caused by Tropical Depression "Agaton." The distress call was received by the Pambujan Municipal Police Station at 12:30 p.m., according to Supt. Felix Diloy, chief of the Northern Samar Provincial Police Office. The ship, carrying a Chinese flag, was later seen about 300 meters from the town's shorelines. It bore the name Jin Ming No. 16, with nine people aboard. Diloy identified eight of the nine crew members based on their identification ...Keep on reading: ‘Agaton’ forces Chinese ship to make emergency docking in Northern Samar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Palace decries Reuters ‘one-sided’ drugs story

MALACAÑANG yesterday cried foul over the Reuters special report on the involvement of so-called Davao Boys in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs. The report said that QCPD Station 6’s anti-drug unit was made up of police officers from Davao City “That was a foul report,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Bulacan cops kill robber in shootout

AN armed robbery-holdup suspect was killed in a gunbattle with policemen in Bocaue, Bulacan shortly before midnight Tuesday, Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. said yesterday. Caramat said the suspect, who remained unidentified exchanged fire with officers from the Bocaue Municipal Police Station and the Bulacan Police….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Baron Geisler shares jail photos of inmate getting a tattoo of actor’s name

While he can get into fights and make enemies outside, troubled actor Baron Geisler seems to have made friends inside jail. So much so that an inmate had the actor's name tattooed on his arm. In a recent series of photos posted on Geisler's Facebook account, a jail inmate is seen sporting the name "Baron G" on his arm. Geisler is currently detained at the Kamuning Police Station in Quezon City. The particular post below is captioned, "Willing Wildon. Ako ay isang biktima" (...I am a victim). It carried the hashtag "#kasoatbuboganginabotko." The exact same photo can also be seen on Geisler's Instagram account. The actual inking of the tattoo, which involved a few more ...Keep on reading: Baron Geisler shares jail photos of inmate getting a tattoo of actor’s name.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Libyan-Canadian cleric linked to Manchester bomber plans return to Canada to clear his name – CBC News

A Libyan-Canadian cleric linked in U.S. and British media reports to Manchester bomber Salman Abedi says he will return to Canada in weeks with the intention of clearing his name. Abdul Baset Egwilla was an Ottawa-based imam until his return to Libya in 2007. In an exclusive interview with CBC News over Skype, Egwilla denied any connection to Abedi. &'8220;I challenge whoever accuses me of such a connection to produce evidence, such as a time, date and place where I met with the suicide bomber,&'8221; Egwilla said. CBC News has agreed not to disclose Egwilla's current location due to concerns for his safety, as he is the subject of death threats in Libya. Salman Abedi, 22, was identified on May 23 as the suicide bomber who killed 22 people and wounded more than 60 others, including children, at a pop concert in Manchester. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber's father, Ramadan Abedi, who denies his son was a member of ISIS, has since been arrested by Libyan counter-terrorism officers. U.S. and British media reports, citing anonymous sources, have claimed a link between Salman, his father and Libyan-Canadian cleric Egwilla. A senior American official told the New York Times on May 24 that Salman Abedi &'8220;had links to a radical preacher in Libya&'8221; identified as Abdul Baset Egwilla, and that Egwilla's son had died fighting for ISIS. Egwilla's son did die in 2016, but Libyan news reports and a martyrdom notice at the time said he was killed fighting for the Omar Mukhtar Brigade, a Libyan Islamist militia that is not a listed terrorist organization. The Times newspaper in the U.K. reported May 27 that Ramadan Abedi was an associate of &'8220;extremist Canadian-Libyan preacher&'8221; Egwilla, and that the Libyan-Canadian is believed to have radicalized Ramadan's son, Salman Abedi. The father would regularly meet with Egwilla at Friday prayers in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in 2015, added the Times, citing a resident of the city who asked not to be named. The Greater Manchester Police Force would neither confirm nor deny to CBC News that Egwilla is under investigation for possible involvement in the Manchester bombing. Egwilla, who has been absent from Libya for several months since fleeing a plot to assassinate him, said he has never, to his knowledge, met either Salman or Ramadan Abedi. &'8220;I am a public figure, I appear in the media. I show up in mosques and preach to a multitude of people. People know me, but I do not know them,&'8221; Egwilla said. &'8220;And if I met him once or twice before, it could be that he changed his beliefs later on, but I never met him in the first place,&'8221; Egwilla said of the Manchester bomber. Declassified documents released by Canada's Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre in 2014 flagged a YouTube video in which Egwilla is seen &'8220;promoting violent jihad in Libya.&'8221; &'8220;In the video, Egwilla urged an audience of Libyan Islamist fighters to take part in jihad, stating that 'jihad is simply and easily accessible, and does not require moving as in the past, as it was for Afghanistan and Iraq,'&'8221; the report said. Egwilla says that call to jihad was made to recruit people to fight specifically against a militia led by a former general in Moammar Gadhafi's regime, and not a call to support the global jihadi movement. &'8220;I spoke about jihad only through Fajr Libya Dawn (a rebel militia alliance) and only when [Moammar Gadhafi] suppressed peaceful demonstrators and bombed them with anti-aircraft weaponry,&'8221; said Egwilla. &'8220;This was unjust and an act of tyranny.&'8221; Egwilla said people claiming to be with the government of Canada have attempted to reach out to him using the app Viber, though he says he has never agreed to an interview. Egwilla said he intends to speak to authorities to clear his name when he returns to Canada. After seven years in Ottawa, Egwilla left Canada for Libya in 2007, when Gadhafi's regime began sending signals that it would not persecute returning dissidents. ​ He began working at a Tripoli religious radio station and associated with a group of clerics that included Sadiq al-Ghariani, who today is the country's Grand Mufti, the top religious leader, and a strong supporter of Islamist militias. When rebellion broke out in 2011, Egwilla was a prominent supporter, and after the fall of Gadhafi's regime, was promoted to be the administrative director for the mosques in Tripoli. He said he became a prominent imam and broadcaster. In 2014, as splits emerged between liberals and Islamists over the direction post-Gadhafi Libya should take, Egwilla identified with the &'8220;Libya Dawn&'8221; coalition of Islamist militias that seized Tripoli from the UN-backed government. Libya Dawn soon found itself involved in a war with the secular forces of Gadhafi-era general Khalifa Haftar, and Egwilla's Ottawa-raised son Owais joined one of the Islamist militias battling Haftar. Owais died in combat in March last year. It was reported in some quarters that Owais Egwilla had died fighting for Islamic State. In fact, martyrdom notices posted at the time of his death show him as a member of the Omar Mukhtar Brigade, an Islamist militia that was part of the coalition that fought Islamic State and drove it out of its Libyan stronghold in Sirte. Egwilla says he fled Libya eight months ago following the kidnapping and murder of fellow cleric Nadir al-Omrani by assassins of the Madkhali sect of Sunni Islam. Madkhalis, followers of a school of thought founded by a Saudi cleric, have become increasingly active in Libya. Like Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Madkhalis in Libya have destroyed ancient shrines and manuscripts they deem un-Islamic and they consider voting to be heresy. In a videotaped confession seen by CBC News, one of [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2017