TAGBILARAN CITY – It’s not only the problem of the city police station but also of Land Transportation Office (LTO) over the piling up of impounded motorcycles. At Camp Dagohoy where the provincial police office is located, it’s not only the seized motorcycles but also impounded four-wheel vehicles are rusting and still unclaimed. Sources said that some unclaimed vehicles with some log cargoes are also decaying at the office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources due to protracted court battle.
Another source, who requested not to be identified, said that slow motion of justice system may be one of the culprits. The sources said that the hands of officials concerned are tied up of this slow pace of dispensing cases involving these vehicles. Earlier, City police chief George Vale said that his station is still facing on how to deal with the piling up of motorcycles at the yard of city police station.
These motorcycles were impounded for various traffic violations, Vale said. Many of these motorcycles are hauled and stacked at Camp Dagohoy due to limited space at police station here. Some were claimed by the owners but percentage of repossession by owners is minute.
Carnapping incidents, mostly single motorcycles, have dropped to its lowest with only two in November last year, police said showed.
But the highest is 21 that occurred during the month of March of the year followed by 17 during the month of April 2014. Data show that there are four in January; February, 15; May, six; June, five; July and August each had four; and September, 3; and October, five. (