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Police Blotter: 13 Jun 2011

Elderly ‘gangster’ stirs up trouble in village
A 59-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Thursday after two men, aged 43 and 44, filed a complaint with police accusing him of threatening them in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. Police said that the suspect was heavily intoxicated and allegedly roamed the Tuol Kork village in Tuol Sangke commune, holding a knife and a wooden stick and taunting villagers to come out to fight him. Villagers claimed they could not sleep all night and described the man as an old “gangster”. Police detained and “educated” the man.

Drug trafficking suspect busted in Poipet town
POIPET town police in Banteay Meanchey arrested and sent a 45-year-old woman to provincial court on Thursday in connection with drug trafficking charges. Police said they stopped and searched the suspect after she looked suspicious and found 95 pills of yama on her while she was standing under a tree on Wednesday.

Stolen motorbike leads to one arrest in Kandal
POLICE arrested a 24-year-old man and sent him to provincial court on Thursday, after he was accused of stealing a motorbike in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Police said that a 31-year-old man filed a complaint after his motorbike was stolen when he parked it at a plantation. Police said the suspect sold the stolen vehicle at O’Russei market in Phnom Penh for about US$40 and bought a mobile phone before being arrested.

Robbery suspect caught red-handed
A 26-year-old man who allegedly broke into a home in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday has been arrested. Police said a family went to Banteay Meanchey province to participate in a wedding and the suspect allegedly broke into their home to steal valuables while they were gone. A neighbour said he saw the suspect breaking in and called the homeowner, who is a military police officer. The victim then called local police to intervene and the suspect was arrested at the scene. Police are preparing to send the suspect to court.

Girl killed in tragic traffic accident
A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was killed in a traffic accident on Saturday afternoon in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district. Police said two girls were bicycling to school when a van travelling at excessive speed ran into them in the oncoming lane. One of the victims was killed while the other girl, aged 15, was badly injured. The driver escaped from the scene on foot but police confiscated the van and are searching for the driver.



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