PRESS RELEASE: PNP
Lingayen, Pangasinan - Four men onboard a white Mitsubishi FB van were killed in an armed encounter between policemen at Brgy. Pao, Manaoag this province at about 1:45 am of October 14, 2016.
Investigation conducted by this Office led by Police Senior Supt. Ronald Lee, Acting Provincial Director disclosed that the neutralized suspects were involved in the robbery incident at Centrum Gasoline Station located along Brgy. Babasit same town wherein suspects were identified as RODRIGO BATUCAN y Porquerinio, 49 years old, married, a resident of 1350 Gordon Ave. Pag-Asa, Olangapo City, EDWIN IGNACIO y Romero, 41 years old, married, a resident of BTPI Complex, Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan, TOMMY D MIRANDA, 41 years old, married a resident of Cuyab, San Pedro, Laguna and one still unidentified male person.
During the crime scene processing, the SOCO team able to recover the following items: Three (3) units Colt Caliber 45 Pistol; with Serial Numbers 9111243, 928193 and 806573; One (1) unit Shooter Protector Caliber 38 revolver; Eighteen (18) pieces fired cartridge cases for caliber 5.56mm; Five (5) pieces fired cartridge cases for caliber 45; One (1) piece live ammo for caliber 45; Two (2) pieces live ammo for caliber 38; Four (4) pieces cartridge cases for caliber 38; One (1) piece black camel sling bag containing assorted IDs , key chain with keys, one (1) piece yellow tickler with written list of victims for Murder (GFH); One (1) piece Nike sling bag containing assorted IDs, coins and medicine; One (1) piece Claw bar; One (1) piece plier; One (1) piece Crocodile Jack; One (1) piece receipt printer; One (1) piece plastic bag of blank receipt; One (1) piece Centrum vest; One (1) piece black jacket; Two (2) pieces Police ballcap; One (1) piece Centrum ballcap; Two (2) pieces PNP athletic shirt and One (1) piece Maong Jacket.
Further, recovered from the suspect’s body TOMMY MIRANDA - one (1) piece black leather wallet containing assorted IDs, documents and cash money amounting to Php 1,150.00; RODRIGO BANTUCAN- one (1) unit color yellow cellphone; EDWIN IGNACIO- One (1) unit cellphone, one (1) piece bracelet and one (1) piece purse coin and unidentified suspect one (1) unit cellphone.
The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office made a lateral coordination with the respective place of residences of the said suspects in order to determine their other possible cases and involvement in illegal activities including the real identity of the unidentified malefactor suspect. Moreover, the related documents recovered were now under the extensive verification/validation in order to find out its connection with the previous shooting/robbery incidents committed in our AOR.