Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 07 Jan 2010




Police Blotter: 07 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 07 Jan 2010

POLICE

Trigger-happy scion on the run in kandal
Villagers in a Kandal province community want justice after the well-connected son of a village chief allegedly fired his rifle into the air at least 20 times following a heated argument with his wife. It happened Monday after the man had just been released from prison, villagers said. The man is said to have hidden his rifle in a bush and asked his father to keep the weapon safe while he made his escape. Villagers, though acknowledging the village chief has a “cordial relationship” with police, are still insisting that authorities find the suspect and punish him.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Mysterious grenade lands man in court
A man has been arrested months after he was suspected of trying to kill a man using a grenade. The arrest happened after villagers found a grenade concealed in a bush in a Banteay Meanchey town. A 22-year-old came forward, saying the arrested man tried to kill him with a grenade last August. Police say the suspect confessed to hiding the grenade in the bush after the “unsuccessful murder”.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Police say booze fuelled violence
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of destroying property and attempting to rape his own mother because she refused to give him cash for booze and cigarettes, police in Battambang said. Police said neighbours had to intervene to rescue the mother on Sunday. Police say the man confessed that he became violent after drinking alcohol with his friends. The man has been sent to provincial court for questioning. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Stiff sentence for scrap swindlers
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced two construction workers to 10 years in prison, while two others received five-year and one-year sentences in the case of a 2006 robbery. Plaintiffs in the case had orginally demanded US$200,000 in compensation. But families of the four men said that the group took around 100 kg of scrap metal left at a building they were working in and sold the pile for only $24.
DEUM AMPIL

Man confesses to raping daughter
A 30-year-old man in Battambang has been arrested after his wife accused him of raping their 9-year-old daughter. The man is suspected of raping his daughter over a four-month period last year while the mother was away. Police say the man confessed to raping his daughter “drunkenly” when his wife went to work in another province.
DEUM AMPIL

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Hun Sen: Lakes filled in for national developments

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced continued operations to fill some lakes in Phnom Penh to create land for developments, though he is against the unrelated practice of damming rivers or blocking waterways. Speaking at the inauguration of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport

  • Koh Preus upgrades 70% complete

    Initial construction of a nearly $30 million tourism infrastructure project on Preah Sihanouk province’s Koh Preus Island is “about 70 per cent complete”, according to an official with the developer. Heng Thou, construction site manager of Angela Real Estate Co Ltd (ARE), told The Post that

  • Local media loses a giant, and The Post a great friend

    Cheang Sokha, a gifted and streetwise reporter who rose to the highest ranks of Cambodian media and was beloved for his sharp intelligence, world-class humour and endless generosity, died on Friday in his hometown of Phnom Penh. He was 42. His wife, Sok Sophorn, said he

  • Cambodia, India agree to start direct flights, tourism exchanges

    Cambodia and India have agreed to start direct flight connections and promote closer tourism exchanges and cooperation in all areas after the Covid-19 saga comes to a close. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon and newly-minted Indian