Parañaque City’s ‘most wanted’ nabbed in Capiz

By Jennifer P. Rendon

A woman tagged as Parañaque City’s most wanted person was arrested May 27, 2022 in Jamindan, Capiz.

Melanie Blanco, 41, was collared at her home in Sitio Pula, Barangay Jaena Sur, Jamindan.

Officers of the Jamindan Municipal Police Station, National Capital Region-Regional Intelligence Unit; Regional Intelligence Unit 6, (RIU-6), Capiz Police Provincial Office-Provincial Intelligence Unit, and Parañaque City Police Station nabbed Blanco on an arrest warrant for robbery with homicide case docketed as Criminal Case Number 97-674.

Judge Danilo V. Suarez of the Regional Trial Court-NCR Branch 259, Parañaque City issued the warrant on Jan. 20, 2015.

No bail was recommended for Blanco’s temporary freedom.

Blanco and her two companions were accused of a crime that happened almost 25 years ago.

Sometime in August 1997, the three suspects allegedly connived in robbing P194,500 from her female employer.

They later stabbed the victim to death, reports added.

Meanwhile, Brigadier General Flynn Dongbo, Western Visayas police chief, lauded the operating personnel for arresting Blanco.

“This is a clear manifestation that no one can hide from the rule of law and show that the police keeps on tracking the remaining wanted persons in the region,” Dongbo said.

Blanco is presently at the custody of Jamindan Municipal Police Station for proper disposition of his arrest.