In line with the directives of the Philippine National Police, to intensify “LOI Manhunt Charlie” against Top Most Wanted Person, NCRPO Regional Director, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauded the accomplishment of Valenzuela City Police Station for the arrest of its Top 5 Most Wanted Person today, August 20, 2020.
Investigation disclosed that the suspect identified as Felitio Gatica y Valdoz, 64 years old, married, jobless, with postal address at no 40 E Sitio Rosal, Maysilo, Malabon City was arrested by the operatives of Station Intelligence Branch of Valenzuela City Police Station by virtue of Warrant of Arrest for the crime of RAPE docketed under Criminal Case No. 851-V-16 to 853-V-16 issued by Hon. Judge EMMA C MATAMMU, Presiding Judge of Valenzuela City Regional Trial Court Br. 269.
According to the report, the police operatives went first to the postal address of the suspect and found out that Gatica was no longer living there for almost three (3) years. However, the intelligence operatives did not give up and through the help of the family of the victim and concerned citizens, Gatica was found living discretely with his wife who is also the aunt of the victim in Nilasin 2nd, Pura, Tarlac City.
Upon confirming the veracity of the information through a month-long surveillance, the operatives of Valenzuela City Police Station in coordination with Tarlac Provincial Police Office served the Warrant of Arrest against Gatica.
Gatica was arrested at about 7:00 in the morning of August 20, 2020 along Nilasin 2nd, Pura, Tarlac City. He is now in the custodial Facility of the Valenzuela City Police Station.
Meanwhile, PMGEN SINAS assured the public that Team-NCRPO will not rest until the last suspect is put behind bars. “This is to ensure peace and order and safety of the general public all over Metro Manila,” he added.