by RONALYN BANAKEN
UB marshals Lito Carreon (2nd from left), Jheruel Honrejas (center), Daniel Cassiw (2nd from right) and Rasid Daketan (not in photo) busted two
alleged theft suspects along Assumption Road. They were presented a commendation by UB chief security officer Lardizabal Lupadit (extreme left)
and UB Office of Student Affairs director Amado Orden Jr. (extreme right).
Two alleged theft suspects who the City police say had been under their close watch are now in custody thanks to vigilant University of Baguio (UB) marshals.
The alleged suspects were apprehended on two separate occasions.
Cristy Cas-oy, 19, was captured on Aug. 25.
According to Lardizabal Lupadit, UB’s chief security officer, Cas-oy was caught in the act taking two mobile phones in two separate instances. The arrest was buttressed by the CCTV footage showing Cas-oy taking the phones from the victims’ bags.
Based on the UB Security Department incident report, Cas-oy was pursued by UB marshals following a theft incident report in the premises. She was spotted along Assumption Road and was subsequently brought in for questioning.
During the initial inquiry conducted by Lupadit, Cas-oy had the two stolen phones and a bag containing a laptop and cash in her possession.
She confessed to the unlawful act after the footage was shown to her, Jheruel Honrejas, the UB marshal who was the shift-in-charge at the time the event occurred, said.
City police said Cas-oy had been on their watch list until her capture.
Meanwhile, Warren Ladaga, 26, was busted last Aug. 14.
The UB Security Department incident report details how Ladaga – also on the wanted list of the Baguio City police – was seen by a witness snatching away an item from the victim’s bag. Accordingly, Ladaga – with two others – tailed the victim, fished out a wallet from the unsuspecting owner’s bag, then walked off.
UB marshals Lito Carreon and Daniel Cassiw, after being alerted, chased down the three along Assumption Road. During the hot pursuit, one of them tossed the wallet. Ladaga was eventually collared.
The purse was recovered as well as its contents which included bills and cards.
Cas-oy and Ladaga, whose photos were released to the UB Security Department prior to the captures, were handed over to the Baguio City Police Office Station 7 after the respective apprehensions.
Honrejas, Carreon, Cassiw – including Rasid Daketan, who nabbed Cas-oy – were commended by the University’s Security Department and Office of Student Affairs in a ceremony on Aug. 29. The said marshals, who form part of the University’s security group, are Criminology students of UB.