Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



NCRPO- PMGEN Vicente D Danao Jr., lauded the Tracker Team of the Eastern Police District (EPD) under the leadership of PBGEN Mathew P Baccay, District Director for the successful intelligence driven operation that led to the arrest of the EPD’s Top 5 Most Wanted Person on April 24, 2021 at G. Tuazon St, Corner Samar St, Balic Balic, Sampaloc Manila.

The accused Erwin Dela Cruz y Bartolome 33 years old, Security Guard, a resident of Avocado St., Brgy, San Miguel, Pasig City was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest for two counts of rape issued by a Regional Trial Court in Pasig City. Investigation disclosed that during the conduct of surveillance/casing operation on the possible whereabouts of the accused, operatives discovered that Dela Cruz is a Security Guard. After verification and coordination with the concern security agency, elements of the DSOU together with DID, DDEU and HPG operatives served and effected the WOA on the day the accused reported for his salary.

Dela Cruz is currently under the custody of Pasig City Police Station for proper disposition.

“I commend the intensified Manhunt Operation and diligence of Team NCRPO’s Tracker Team that results in the apprehension of more most wanted persons. The notable accomplishments against persons sought by the law will surely give justice to all the victims of these lawless elements .” PMGEN Danao said.###