Police Blotter: 14 Jan 2010

Police Blotter: 14 Jan 2010

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COPS HUNT FOR CLUES IN DROWING DEATH
Police are looking for clues into the death of an unidentified man whose body was found floating in a river near Battambang town Monday. Two local residents told police they had often seen the man getting drunk during the evening. Villagers have speculated that the man died after he became intoxicated and tumbled into the river. Police confirmed that the man died from drowning.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DRUG BUST
Anti-drug police in Banteay Meanchey province have seized 1,900 tablets of methamphetamine after arresting three women earlier this week. Police originally suspected that the trio caught with the tablets were mules who planned to transport the drugs. However, two of the women were later released because it was decided that they were not related to the case, police said. The two women then sped off in a car that was seized at the time of arrest. The remaining woman remains in custody.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

POOR DANCING LEADS TO WEDDING ASSAULT
A 28-year-old man was stabbed in the hand with a knife-sharpener Saturday, and his younger brother was struck three times in the forehead while dancing during a wedding party Saturday. Police said the violence was sparked after the younger brother accidentally stepped on another man’s foot during the boogie session in Kampong Thom. The man took offence at the younger brother’s poor dancing. But when the older brother tried to intervene, he was stabbed. Police are looking for four suspects believed to have been involved in the violent assaults.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING GIRL, 9
An 18-year-old man from Takeo province has been arrested after he lured a 9-year-old girl to a nearby primary school and allegedly raped her. Police say the incident happened after the suspect was at the girl’s house helping her with housework. Police say he lured the girl to a nearby classroom. The man was arrested immediately after the girl’s father told authorities Sunday.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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