Wandering Chinese man arrested by cops
A CHINESE national was detained by police on Sunday after he was found to be wandering around Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Chrou district without a passport or proper documentation. Police said the man was identified as Thin Thian. Villagers from the Koup commune said the man was a wanderer who would walk around aimlessly. Authorities have detained the man at the provincial police department for further question and potential legal action.
Friend fails to return motorbike to teenager
POLICE arrested a 23-year-old man accused of stealing a motorbike from his friend on Tuesday in the capital’s Toul Kork district. The 16-year-old girl said that she allowed the man to borrow her motorbike in order to buy food on Sunday. He failed to return the motorbike and was eventually captured by authorities. Police have returned the motorbike to her.
Speeding taxi hits soldier on motorbike
A SOLDIER was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday after his motorbike was struck by a taxi in Kampot province’s Chhouk district. Eyewitnesses said the victim, 37, was attempting to make a turn off the road when he was hit by a taxi travelling at excessive speeds. Police said that the victim suffered a broken leg. The taxi driver, 29, was arrested by police and will remain in custody pending an investigation.
Illegal timber truck seized, driver escapes
A TRUCK carrying 10 tons of illegal timber was confiscated by police in the capital’s Sen Sok district, after a brief chase on Tuesday. Police said they saw the timber hidden under sacks of rice in the back of the truck, which spurred them to attempt to stop the driver. The driver then led police on a chase before abandoning the car and escaping on foot. The truck and the illegal timber are being kept at the district police station, while authorities search for the driver.
Police detain man for drunken assault
A man was arrested for assaulting his friend on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town. Police said that the suspect, 36, was drinking heavily with the victim, 45, when the two men became involved in a dispute. The suspect then allegedly proceeded to beat the victim with his fists. Police said they made the arrest based on a complaint filed by the victim’s wife.