Police Blotter: 11 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 11 Jan 2010

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

MAN STABS WIFE, COPS NOT SURE WHY
Police say a man in Kampong Cham province stabbed his wife last week after she urged him to return home. It happened Thursday when the man refused to return to the house he shared with his wife. The woman called out for her husband, but he responded by stabbing her in the stomach and running away. The woman is currently recovering in a local hospital. Police say they are at a loss to explain the attack because the victim is unconscious and the accused perpetrator has gotten away.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

NOW SHOWING: TO CATCH A THIEF
An accused pickpocket was arrested thanks to his would-be victim Wednesday. The 20-year-old allegedly tried to relieve a woman of her mobile phone, while the woman was relaxing in a Poipet town entertainment club. The accused thief got more than he bargained for, however. The woman caught the man’s wrist and held on until police arrived to arrest him. The case has been sent to court.
DEUM AMPIL

THREE HOMES TORCHED IN ARSON ATTACKS
A 37-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly went on an arson spree that left three houses in a Kampong Speu village torched. Police said it happened Wednesday, yet they are not sure why the man allegedly burned the houses. Local villagers claimed the suspected firebug suffered from a mental illness.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

QUICK ARRESTS FOLLOW MOTO THEFT
Police have arrested five “gangsters” after they allegedly robbed a policeman of his motorbike by beating him with sticks. Police said the man fled after the hoodlums lashed him with sticks. “They ambushed me and beat me,” said the officer, Tep Sovann. Two of the men were arrested the following morning while riding the very motorbike they were accused of stealing. The other three were arrested later in the afternoon, after police interrogated the original pair. The case has been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
CHRANN CHAMROEUN

MAN AND WIFE HURT IN WEDDING ASSAULT
A woman and her husband suffered serious injuries following an attempted robbery while the pair was part of a wedding party. Police say two would-be robbers were aiming to swipe the woman’s wallet, which contained a necklace, but the plan failed when she pulled back. However, she fell to the road in an attempt to evade the robbery. The man suffered serious head injuries in the process.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,