Driver, backrider nabbed with mar’juan

A motorcycle driver was confiscated with dried marijuana leaves in a checkpoint at about11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Purok Tilapia, Barangay 3, Bacolod City.

Police Chief Inspector Benedicto Villarias, Police Station 2 chief identified the suspect as Paul Clarence Pioquinto Ellera, 18, single, of San Dionisio Subdivision, Barangay Granada, Bacolod City. He tried to evade the checkpoint.

Villarias said his men put up the checkpoint to deter criminality in the area.

The suspect had a backrider identified as Randy Mata Gensoli, 37, single, of Purok 1, Barangay Granada.

Riding-in-tandem shoots dead San Carlos resident

A resident of San Carlos City was shot dead by unidentified riding-in-tandem criminal at about 6 a.m. yesterday at the national highway in Barangay 1, of the city.

Superintendent D’Artagnan Katalbas, Jr., San Carlos PNP OIC police chief, identified the victim as Junbert Calumba, 28, of San Juan Baybay, Barangay 6, San Carlos.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds on his body and died on the spot.

He was walking along a road when the suspect appeared from nowhere and peppered him with gunshots. The suspect fled.