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Police Blotter: 12 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 12 Jul 2012

Local drunk assaults wife, brandishes knife
A 43-year-old drunkard was arrested on Saturday in Kampong Thom’s Baray district for domestic violence. Police said the man, who enjoys excessive drinking, physically assaulted and threatened his wife with a knife. The injured woman, 44, escaped and reported to police who arrested her husband immediately. When questioned he confessed to the allegation and was sent to the provincial court. Nokorwat

Takeo farmer finds robber’s discarded gun
A farmer in Preykabas in Takeo province found a gun used in a failed robbery last week. The robber had pointed the gun at an 18-year-old high school student and demanded his motorbike. When the teen’s cries for help alerted police, the robber fled the scene and got rid of the evidence before being arrested. He then tried to convince investigators that a toy gun was all he had carried. Police sent him to court. Nokorwat

Teen assumes police forgot him, is arrested
AN 18-year-old man, wanted by the police since March 2011, accidentally turned himself in on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Prampimakara district. Police said the suspect, accused of injuring a fellow villager, lived in self-imposed exile in another province. He wasn’t able to fool the officers, who recognised him immediately when the dutiful youth resurfaced at the police station to have an identity document issued. He confessed to the accusation, saying he was convinced the case was outdated. Nokorwat

Man gets four years for breaking child’s neck
Kandal Provincial Court on Monday sentenced a 29-year-old man to four years in prison for killing his daughter. Last March, disobedience cost the man’s 5-year-old her life when she refused to go home, and received a beating with a tree branch. Alerted by screams the mother came to the child’s defence, but when the man tried to kick his wife, he accidentally broke his daughter’s neck. The man was arrested and confessed, but swore he had no intention to kill the child. Kampuchea Thmey

Motorbike thief picked up after eight months
Phnom Penh police arrested a 19-year-old man on Monday for a motorbike theft committed late last year. Police said the suspect and his accomplice stole a motorcycle from a man in Prampimakara district in November. Police stopped one of the suspects riding the stolen bike, who didn’t try to defend his case. Police were able to return the vehicle to its owner. The other man involved in the crime is still wanted. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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