Police Blotter: 12 Nov 2010

Police Blotter: 12 Nov 2010

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Cops nab ‘gangster’ wielding two cleavers
Battambang provincial police on Monday arrested one of eight “gangsters” accused of injuring two people from a rival gang with meat cleavers. Police said the two gangs fought outside a dance party in Moang Russey district, but so far were unsure of the reasoning behind the scuffle. They arrested one suspect, 30, and confiscated two long cleavers used to injure two rivals, aged 42 and 16. The suspect denied involvement in the fight, despite having the cleavers. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Police finally catch crooks 10 years later
Kampong Thom provincial police on Sunday arrested two men accused of committing an assortment of crimes more than 10 years ago. One of the men was accused of robbery in Prasat Sambo district in 2000, while the other was accused of a murder  committed in Prasat Samou district that same year. Police said the suspects fled to live in Oddar Meanchey province. Both were sent to provincial court for further questioning. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Man warned against walking, not hanging
A 26-year-old man hanged himself in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Wednesday because his parents warned him against walking. Police claimed the man committed suicide by hanging himself with a scarf after his parents warned him not to go walking very often. Instead, they wanted him to concentrate on the family business, and his constant walking was preventing that. Police concluded that the suicide was caused by the warning. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Wine vendor assaulted  for refusing service
A 24-year-old man was arrested after assaulting an alcohol seller who refused to sell him more wine in Takeo’s Samroang district on Saturday. Police said the suspect joined a local festival, where he drank wine at a local pagoda. He went to the alcohol vendor to purchase more wine, but the seller refused because the suspect looked like he had no money. The suspect then punched the victim in the head. Police said the suspect had been jailed twice previously on assault charges. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Suspect charged with  murdering friend
Police in Poipet town on Tuesday arrested a man 10 days after he was accused of murdering his friend in a drunken dispute. Police said the pair were drinking wine together, when the suspect flew into a rage and stabbed his friend in the hand, then the head. The victim was sent to hospital but died soon after. The perpetrator escaped, but was caught as he tried to visit his home in secret. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Translated by Phak Seangly

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