Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guard faces carnapping charges

A SECURITY guard detailed at the National Statistics Office (NSO) is facing carnapping charges after he used the agency’s service vehicle without permit and figured in an accident in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental on Saturday dawn. Police said Paulino B. Sialongo, 28, a resident of Barangay Bobontugan in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental, and an employee of EPARWA Security Agency, reportedly took NSO’s gray Toyota service vehicle bearing plate number SHT-300, and used it without permission early dawn on Saturday. Sialongo reportedly wanted to go home to Jasaan to give his salary to his wife. However, upon reaching Tagoloan town, the vehicle bumped into the railings at around 4:30 a.m., forcing Sialongo to abandon the vehicle along Sihayon highway. Police Officer 3 Guillermo Casiño, traffic officer of Tagoloan Municipal Police Station, told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro that Sialongo voluntarily surrendered to their station on Monday morning. “After daw nabangga ang sakyanan, nibalik siya sa NSO ug giuli ang yawe ug nipauli dayon sa Jasaan,” Casiño said. Operatives of Tagoloan Police Station later turned over Sialongo to the Agora Police Station where the carnapping complaint was filed against him by the NSO, represented by Rogelio Saraspe. Saraspe is a regular driver of the NSO vehicle. Police Officer 3 Francis Michale Fortunado of Agora Police Station said Saraspe was authorized by the NSO Regional director to represent him and the office through a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) to file the carnapping case against Sialongo. Fortunado said the damage of the vehicle, as declared by the NSO, is P200,000. Sialongo is now temporarily detained at the mini-cell of Agora Police Station.