No. 10 most wanted person in Taguig arrested
A 27-year-old man tagged as Taguig’s No. 10 most wanted person facing seven counts of qualified theft was arrested by the police in Cavite., according to a report by Manila Bulletin.
The Taguig police identified the suspect as John Christian Pepanio, who was nabbed during manhunt operations by personnel from the Warrant and Subpoena Unit on Feb. 27 in Barangay Aguado in Trece Martires City.
Pepanio is the No. 10 most wanted person of the Taguig police. He is facing four counts of qualified theft under the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 14 and warrants of arrest were issued by Presiding Judge Buenaventura Albert Tenorio Jr. on Jan. 6 this year and were received by the Taguig police on Jan. 20.
He is also facing three counts of qualified theft at the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 1 with warrants of arrest issued by Presiding Judge Sherwin Peter Pulayan.
Under Article 310 on qualified theft of the Revised Penal Code, “The crime of theft shall be punished by the penalties next higher by two degrees than those respectively specified in the next preceding article, if committed by a domestic servant, or with grave abuse of confidence, or if the property stolen is motor vehicle, mail matter or large cattle or consists of coconuts taken from the premises of the plantation or fish taken from a fishpond or fishery, or if property is taken on the occasion of fire, earthquake, typhoon, volcanic eruption, or any other calamity, vehicular accident or civil disturbance.”
The suspect was turned over to the Taguig police’s custodial facility pending the issuance of a commitment order from the courts.
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