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Police Blotter: 24 September 2003

SEPTEMBER 12: Sin Chhen, 31, was sent to the provincial hospital for treatment

at 4:15 pm after being knifed in an argument after drinking in Kean Khlaing village,

Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. Police said the man was chopped three times on the

head and twice in the arm after he screamed at a neighbor, Meas San, 31. The assailant

was later arrested.

SEPTEMBER 12: An American citizen, Randal Earnest, 36, died and his two Khmer

colleagues were injured during a night-time accident in Mittapheap district, Sihanoukville.

Police said Earnest died on the way to the hospital after his motorcycle crashed

into a truck parked on the side of a street.

SEPTEMBER 12: Police arrested a suspected robber, Ly Sopheak, 22, after he

was accused of murder in a robbery committed last month in Prey Kup village, Banteay

Meanchey province. Sopheak confessed to police that he killed a friend for stealing

his motorbike. Police said Sopheak killed Roeun Sek, 21, a motodup driver.

SEPTEMBER 13: An ambulance took motodup driver Chey Van, 35, to Calmette Hospital

for treatment after he was found unconsciousness at 10:30 pm in Norodom Boulevard

in Tonle Bassac commune, Phnom Penh. Van told a doctor he had been drugged with sleeping

pills after he drank a can of beer given to him by three passengers who escaped on

his motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 13: Police arrested Sum Sam, 23, who committed a robbery two weeks

earlier in Yiang village, O'Chroeu district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said the man

robbed a woman, Em Sokha, 37, while she was riding a motorbike on her way home at

midnight. Police are looking for three accomplices who escaped on her bike and collected

8,000 baht in cash.

SEPTEMBER 14: Leuk Tai, 62, died instantly in a night-time accident while

riding a bicycle on a local route in Rolous village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh.

Police said he died from injuries to the neck after his bike ran into a pothole while

he was returning from his granddaughter's house for money to buy food during the

Pchum Ben festival.

SEPTEMBER 14: Moun Chamroeun, 23, was sent to the provincial hospital for

treatment after being knifed at midnight in Sre Tachey village, Teuk Phos district,

Kampong Chhnang. Police said the man was stabbed in the stomach by a monk, Thou Sary,

17, after he and three companions tried to steal coconuts from Keo Buot Tearam pagoda.

The monk was not arrested.

SEPTEMBER 14: A 15-year-old girl came to police after she was raped the previous

night in Prey Pha'ao village, Traing district, Takeo. The girl told police that a

neighbor, Khuot Loak, 24, threatened to kill her with a steel bar then raped her

on their way to a Buddhist festival. Loak was later arrested.

SEPTEMBER 15: A policeman, Neam Soeung, 35, was found dead at 6:30 am in Rohal

village, Siem Reap province. Police said he may have died by accidental stabbing.

His right thigh had severe knife injuries. He had been riding a bicycle home from

his office the previous night.

SEPTEMBER 15: Lafferty Timothy Scott, 42, an American, was found dead in the

afternoon in his room at the Angkor International Hotel in Psar Kandal 1 precinct,

Phnom Penh. Police said he may have died from an overdose of narcotics. Two syringes

and drugs were found in the toilet. Police sent the body to the US Embassy for an

autopsy.

SEPTEMBER 15: Police arrested two Vietnamese people after they were accused

of a murder committed a week previously in Kampong Prak village, Pursat province.

Police said the suspects, Yar Yang Thaing, 26, and Nguyen Yoeung Than, 18, killed

Nguyen Yaing Thaing, 22. Another person, Nguyen Yaing Heng, 29, was axed and severely

injured. Police are looking for four other suspects who fled to Phnom Penh after

the murder during an argument. They were identified as Troeung Yang Vinh, 59, Troeung

Yang Ba, 16, Troeung Yang Yoi, 22, and Nguieng Yang Yong, 27.

SEPTEMBER 16: Hong Kimheang, 19, was sent to Calmette Hospital for emergency

treatment after she attempted suicide at 8:30 am in Boeng Kengkang 3 precinct, Phnom

Penh. Kimheang's parents told a doctor their daughter swallowed sleeping pills after

they criticized her behavior when she took a full night to go for a walk with her

friends.

SEPTEMBER 16: Police sent two women, Chi Sakhan, 53, and Chi Ravy, 28, to

a clinic for emergency treatment after they were attacked in the face with acid at

7:30 pm.The pair we re riding a motodup on Kampuchea Krom Boulevard in Teuk Laak

1 precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said two unknown men threw a plastic bag of the acid

over the victims then escaped on a motorbike. The reason was not known.

SEPTEMBER 16: A passer-by sent a motodup driver, Hem Thoy, 22, to Calmette

Hospital after he was knifed in a robbery at 4 pm in Ta Pich village, Ponhea Leu

district, Kandal. The witness told police the man was knocked down and chopped five

times by his two passengers, Chea Virak, 27, and Voeng Nol, 36, who were later arrested

while trying to escape on the stolen motorbike.

SEPTEMBER 17: Police arrested a group of four Chinese after they were accused

of kidnapping at 1:30 pm in O'Russei precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said the suspects,

Jang Minh Oun, 37, Vinh Jeang Hao, 30, Sinh Chaing, 26, and Yan Chinh Vai, 48, had

threatened to kill their friend, a Chinese vendor at the O'Russei market. They demanded

a $2,000 ransom.

SEPTEMBER 18: A motodup driver, Phoun Socheat, 32, was beaten and severely

injured while riding on National Road 6 in Ahcha Leak village, Stung Sen district,

Kampong Thom. Police said he was struck with a stick as he tried to fight off four

people who attempted to steal his bike. The robbers, Van Savy, 20, Heng Sochea, 23,

Phat Koeun, 22, and Kak Sam, 21, were arrested at the scene.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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