Police Blotter: 11 Apr 2011

Police Blotter: 11 Apr 2011

Robbery at Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture in Siem Reap was robbed of three computers on Wednesday, after unidentified thieves broke in through a window. A spokesman for the department said that no one in the office was suspected. The computers were recently donated to the department and contained documents, including accounting information. Police are searching for the suspects involved but said that the department should have a guard outside the office at all times.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Dancers elude police after party gang fight
TWO men were seriously injured after a fight broke out between two gangs at a dance party in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district on Saturday. Police said that the party-goers were celebrating ahead of Khmer New Year when an argument erupted. The two groups used rocks and bottles to attack each other. Two men sustained severe injuries and were sent to hospital, meanwhile the suspects escaped.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Suspect arrested in motodop robbery
A 25-YEAR-OLD man was arrested over a motorbike robbery in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Thursday. Police said the victim was a motodop who was ordered by two customers to take them home. Once he got to a secluded area, the two suspects are alleged to have threatened the victim with a knife and attacked him, causing the driver serious bodily harm. Police arrived and arrested one suspect, while the other escaped. The victim has been sent to hospital and the arrested man was sent to court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Fishermen busted for electrocuting fish
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey’s Preah Net Preah district arrested two men suspected of illegal fishing on Wednesday. Police said that villagers filed a complaint alleging that the men frequently used electric fishing tools to catch fish and that if they were allowed to continue they could endanger the fish supply. Police arrested the two suspects and seized two electric tools. The suspects have been sent to court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Eight alleged drug users detained in Svay Rieng
POLICE in Svay Rieng’s Bavet town arrested eight suspected drug users on Thursday. Police said they saw them using drugs together in a secluded area. An unidentified quantity of drugs and paraphernalia were seized and police said that the majority of the suspects worked in a casino. Police are investigating to determine if they are drug smugglers.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • US names new ambassador to Cambodia

    US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed W Patrick Murphy as the new US Ambassador to Cambodia, replacing incumbent William A Heidt. A press release posted on the White House’s website said nominee W Patrick Murphy is currently acting principal deputy assistant secretary at

  • Kingdom is at a crossroads between East, West after poll

    It was dubbed a success by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen after the electoral victory of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which is poised to take all seats in the National Assembly. But the July 29 national election has not been positively looked at by

  • Chinese influence to sweep Kingdom?

    Growing Cambodia-China ties have seen the latter’s influence sweep across the Kingdom through increased investments and tourism. The Asian giant has become the leading source of foreign funds in Cambodia, fuelling the construction sector with huge casino and hotel projects. Much of the growth

  • Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

    IN an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. The National