Driver wanted for rape, acts of lasciviousness cases nabbed in Las Piñas

A driver wanted for rape and acts of lasciviousness cases was arrested by members of the Las Piñas Police Warrant and Subpoena Section (WSS) on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Col. Jaime Santos, city police chief, said the suspect, identified as Edmar Mecares, 34, was listed as one of the most wanted persons in Las Piñas.

Santos said the suspect was nabbed at around 10:30 a.m. on Emeral Road in Barangay Pilar, Las Piñas on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Elizabeth Yu-Guray of Las Piñas Regional Trial Court Branch 202.

The court released the arrest order against Mercares on Dec. 2, 2022 for the crime of rape and acts of lasciviousness with a recommended bail of P540,000.

He said the suspect is now detained at the police custodial facility.