Bench warrant for cop in alleged theft on hold


A bench warrant has been issued for a Department of Public Safety officer who failed to show up for his arraignment on a charge of theft.

Koji Maurice N. Taisacan, 29, failed to appear for his arraignment last Monday.

Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert Naraja ordered the issuance of the bench warrant but later agreed to hold off on it at the request of Taisacan’s court-appointed lawyer, Joey Patrick San Nicolas.

San Nicolas had asked to be given the opportunity to contact his client and to hold the warrant in abeyance.

Office of the Attorney General’s Frances Demapan did not oppose the request.

Naraja granted the request and rescheduled Taisacan’s arraignment to April 15.

According to the allegation, Taisacan took candy bars and drinks having a value of less than $250 from a Shell gas station in Susupe without paying for the items on June 12, 2018. The gas station is owned by Delta Management.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
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