Police Blotter: 04 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 04 Jan 2010

POLICE

Drunk man burns down his house
Police in Koh Kong province say a 26-year-old man burned down his house last week because his mother refused to give him money to continue an alcohol-fuelled bender. Police reported that the man was out drinking with his friends when he apparently ran out of booze and cash. The man’s mother and his sister went to a neighbour’s house after hearing the drunkard noisily making his way back home. When the man reached his house, police said, he demanded that his mother show her face and give him money, threatening to torch the house if she didn’t. A short time later, the house was burned.
DEUM AMPIL

Nothing Riel about these bank notes
Police in Banteay Meanchey are on the lookout for a man accused of trying to use fake money to buy goods at a local store. A local vendor reported the incident to police last Friday after the man came into her store and attempted to use four fake 10,000 riels notes (US$2.50) to buy soap and a phone card. However, the man’s efforts were thwarted when the vendor recognised the money was fake. The man ran off and police have yet to find him. In the meantime, the cops are urging local citizens to arrest the man if they see him.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Meth, not crops, for drugs farmer
A farmer in Stung Treng province stands accused of reaping a harvest of more than just crops. Provincial anti-drugs police arrested a 35-year-old farmer last Thursday after he allegedly imported almost 2,000 tablets of methamphetamine across the border from Laos.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Accused thief picks poor hiding spot
An accused thief was quickly arrested after the suspect tried to hide in a Phnom Penh hospital last week, police said. The suspect had allegedly robbed a couple sitting in front of a market in Kakab commune. A hospital security guard later found the alleged robber hiding out in Preah Kossamak Hospital. Police are still on the lookout for two other suspects who are believed to have taken part in the robbery.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Man accused of sex with young girls
A 67-year-old Battambang man was arrested after he was accused of repeatedly having sex with three young girls. Police said the girls, all between the ages of 11 and 14, complained to their mother after the man failed to give them money that he had promised them. The mother then reported the case to authorities.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • Hun Sen rejects ‘rift’ rumours spread by ‘stupid gangsters’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.

  • EU ambassador to Cambodia: Rights a ‘work in progress’

    The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom. The EU marked

  • Assembly passes amendment to Political Party Law Article 45

    The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties in a move that could pave the way for former senior opposition leaders banned for five years to return to the political stage. As expected, the 115 ruling