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Police Blotter: 1 Feb 2013

Sticky situation arises for lazy brother-in-law
A squabble between in-laws got violent this week in Pursat town. Police said that a 30-year-old man, enraged by the fact his brother-in-law wasn’t doing his fair share to keep up the house they shared, decided to express his displeasure via a beating on Tuesday. Cops said the man beat his wife’s brother with a stick until he was injured. He bolted after the incident only to turn himself in two days later and admit his actions. Police have sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Bare-headed and armed, man arrested, charged
A simple stop for a helmet violation resulted in a bigger-than-expected catch on Tuesday. Police said the man – who was pulled over at a checkpoint in the capital’s Meanchey district – wasn’t only sans helmet, he was strapped. With no good explanation, much less a permit, the man was hauled into custody and his illegal gun was confiscated. He’s now awaiting a date with a judge. Koh Santepheap

Perfect crime – except for all those witnesses
Five computers, a decent amount of cash and sundry office equipment – not a bad haul for a quartet of burglars working the capital’s Daun Penh district Monday night. Unfortunately for our fearsome foursome, the burgling was done in full view of a number of neighbours who quickly dropped the dime and brought police running. The four men attempted to escape, but each was scooped up and deposited in jail. The property was all returned. Kampuchea Thmey

Kind heart proves a thorn in man’s side
No good turn goes unpunished as a 30-year-old Kratie town man found out earlier this week. Police said the passerby attempted to intervene in an escalating argument on Monday in a bid to settle the situation down. For his trouble, he got stabbed in the arm. Police have sent both of the men involved in the initial argument to sort this out, while the would-be Good Samaritan was sent to hospital for treatment. Kampuchea Thmey

Battered wife calls the cops on violent husband
After years of suffering at the hands of a batterer, a wife in Battambang town finally said “enough”on Wednesday, calling the cops on her 34-year-old husband. Police said the suspect had been a serial domestic abuser for most of the years-long marriage and that neighbours had been repeatedly forced to intervene on her behalf. But Wednesday’s incident convinced her there was no remedying the situation and her complaint has finally put him behind bars. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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