Siren’s call fails to impress authorities
A US$12 siren landed two friends in trouble after they installed it on a motorbike and drove down National Road 4. Police said road users in Kandal province’s Ang Snoul district thought a convoy was approaching and swerved off the street in surprise on Sunday. The men, aged 22 and 25, told police that they bought the siren to help clear the streets for them to drive down, as the traffic was always bad. They said they had no idea it could be an illegal act. Police educated them on traffic rules.
Keen teen singer finds no money, no karaoke
A KARAOKE-LOVING teenager spent a night in police custody after being accused of causing disorder at a singing parlour in Kratie town on Saturday. The 14-year-old boy was arrested after becoming drunk and singing karaoke without having any money to pay for the services. Military police detained him for a night, before his parents paid US$18 for his vocal escapade.
Suspected school thieves arrested
TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing five computers from a state school in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district in the early hours of Saturday morning. The school director filed a complaint after he discovered a room had been broken into. Police investigated before apprehending the suspects, aged 25 and 27, at a rented home. They are also accused of breaking into a primary school on April 20 and stealing property. The pair has been sent to court.
Woman arrested after child’s necklace stolen
A SECURITY guard at a market in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district handed a woman accused of stealing a necklace from a child over to the police on Tuesday. The 21-year-old was allegedly seen by the child’s mother using nail scissors to cut jewellery from the infant’s neck. The woman is also accused of pick pocketing a mobile phone at another market in the capital. Police have sent her to court.
Policeman arrested over domestic violence
A POLICEMAN at the Ministry of Interior was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district on Saturday night on suspicion of seriously injuring his wife. The 31-year-old official is alleged to have beaten his wife, injuring her face, because he thought she was not taking care of their two children and liked to gamble too much. Police are preparing to send the case to court.