Cop reports partner for stealing service firearm

CAMALIGAN, Camarines Sur—The live-in partner of a police officer assigned in the town of Libmanan, Camarines Sur was apprehended and charged with Qualified Theft and Violation of RA 10591, (Illegal Possession of Firearms).

Reports gathered by the BICOL STANDARD say that PO1 Joan Aquillon y Alinday, 32 years old, single and member of Libmanan Municipal Police station, complained to the Camaligan Police Station that her service firearm, Glock 17 pistol, was missing and believed to be taken away by her live-in partner, identified as Ariel Wong y Sioco, 35 years old..

The complainant and the suspect are both residents of Barangay Marupit, this town.

The same information also revealed that prior to the missing Glock 17 report, the live-in partners had some misunderstanding, which could have triggered the suspect to take the gun with him.

The said gun was a recent issue by the PNP, to serve as service pistol of police officers, the report added.

Meanwhile, the victim reported this matter to the Camaligan PNP.

This led to the follow-up investigation composed of PO1 Kiven Batalla and the victim herself, who further reported the matter to the Naga City Police Office, believing that the suspect was in Naga City.

A hot pursuit investigation was made together with the NCPO operatives composed of PO3 Abano and PO3 Bernales, who later in the said afternoon, at around 2:345 pm, the same day arrested the suspect, while the latter was at spotted in a shopping mall, in Naga City.

When collared by the police officers, Wong yielded the reported missing firearms, bearing serial number 53209, with one magazine loaded with 16 pieces of live ammunition.

The suspect was brought to the Camaligan Police Station.

Wong in now facing the criminal complaint of Qualified Theft and Illegal Possession of Firearms

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