CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Members of the San Juan Police Station in La Union province recaptured at about 9:00 this morning three inmates who escaped last night (July 17) from the La Union Provincial Jail in San Fernando City.
PCSUPT Ramon V. Gatan, PRO1 Regional Director, identified the escapees as Michael Abecilla, of legal age, jailed for theft and illegal possession of firearms; Adiel Rolloda, 18, for drugs cases; and Edward Pejo, 21, also for drug-related cases.
The escape was discovered by jail guards during the headcount conducted at about 12:00 midnight. The three reportedly escaped by detaching the lower portion of the iron window grill of the provincial jail’s mess hall.
Upon receipt of the report, Gatan immediately alerted his men to help hunt down the escapees and assist in the investigation of the incident.
Swift action by police personnel resulted in the re-arrest of the inmates at Barangay Ili Sur in San Juan town just several hours after their escape.
Gatan commended the San Juan Police for the immediate re-arrest of the three, even as he reiterated his offer of assistance for an in-depth investigation of the case.
“While the provincial jail is under the jurisdiction of the provincial government, we are duty-bound to give our best services to address public safety concerns,” Gatan clarified.
The recaptured inmates were taken to the San Juan Police Station for booking prior to turn-over to the La Union Provincial Jail.###