Wanted American falls in Mindoro – BI

Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested an fugitive wanted in the US on Monday since 2018.

BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU) Chief Rendel Ryan Sy shared that Paul Scott Finch, 51, was arrested at Sito Paraway, Brgy. Dulangan in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, following a warrant of deportation issued earlier this month.

“Our counterparts from the US recently shared information about his (Finch’s) crimes,” said Sy. “We conducted a manhunt and discovered that he had been hiding in Mindoro,” he added.

Finch is reportedly the subject of two arrest warrants issued in Walton County Superior Court in Monroe, Georgia, for possession of firearm by a convicted felon and for failure to appear with underlying charge of tampering of evidence.

“His passport has already been revoked by the US government, making him an undocumented alien as well,” Sy stated.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente commended the FSU for the arrest of the fugitive.

“Despite the pandemic, our officers take the risk and pursue these cases to ensure that these illegal aliens are arrested and deported,” said Morente. “We remain firm in our goal to rid the country of these undesirables to ensure the safety of Filipinos,” he added.

Finch will be temporarily detained at the BI’s holding facility in Taguig pending the implementation of his deportation. His name has been included in the Bureau’s blacklist, barring him from re-entering the Philippines once deported.

2 arrested for stealing laptops at school in Manila

Two men were arrested for stealing laptops at a school in Sampaloc, Manila.

With the help of CCTV, the robbery suspects at Moises Salvador Elementary School were immediately arrested.

Teachers discovered that the 4 laptops, computer sets, and projectors they used in the online class were gone. Up to P289,000 worth of items were lost.

When CCTV was reviewed, a suspect was seen walking down a hallway.

Residents identified the man in the video, and the Lacson Police Community Precinct immediately conducted a follow-up operation. As a result, the items were recovered from the two suspects.

They planned to steal the power cord, but they saw a bigger opportunity with the gadgets.

One of the suspects admitted to being addicted to online cockfighting, so the theft was committed. Robbery charges will be filed against them.

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