Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 14 Jul 2009




Police Blotter: 14 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 14 Jul 2009

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

POLICE HOSTAGE IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE
Eight police officers were held hostage for an hour on Sunday after they attempted to intervene in a love triangle. Choun Kim Seang, 24, and her brother, Choun Kim Doch, 21, locked the police officers in a rented house in Kandal's Ang Snuol district. Police said the violence broke out when Bun Chhay, 34 accused Choun Kim Seang of "stealing" her husband. During the dispute, Choun Kim Doch sided with his sister and attacked Bun Chhay with a samurai sword. A female witness to the altercation called police, who were subsequently locked in the rented house of Choun Kim Seang. Once released, the police arrested the siblings and confiscated the samurai sword.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

COCKS SEIZED IN B'BANG RING STING
Battambang police officials confiscated seven cocks, nine eggs and six motorcycles, following a raid on a cockfighting ring on Saturday. The incident occurred in the province's O Mal commune, at a location owned by provincial military official Mok Someth. Koy Kan Yan, a provincial prosecutor, said Mok Someth must be fined and re-educated in order to put a stop to the illegal activities.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

STOLEN BIKES SEIZED FROM PAWNSHOP
Poipet police searched and confiscated eight motorcycles from a pawnshop owned by Nop Chanto last Thursday. Police said the search followed a complaint by Pum Bunna, 27, who claimed his black Honda Dream with no number plate was stolen and then sold to the shop. The pawnshop is located in Poipet city's Kbal Spien village.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

TWO NABBED OVER K SPEU MURDER
Two men were arrested on Friday in connection with the killing of a 26-year-old man whose body was thrown into Preak Thnot River. Kampong Speu's Samroang Tong district police identified the killers as Sok Touch, 29, and Vak Thy, who both reside in the district's Voa Sar commune. After the arrest, police said the perpetrators confessed that they killed the man by punching and strangling him before hurling the victim's body into the river. The motive for the killing was not disclosed.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

THIEVES TAKE $4,000, INJURING BYSTANDER
A group of armed robbers injured a 28-year-old bystander and stole US$4,000 from a money changer on Saturday in Russey Keo district's Tuol Sangkae commune. Police identified the money changer as Sun Dara, 27, and the wounded bystander as Lak Lida, who both reside in the commune's Tuol Kork village. Eyewitnesses said the group consisted of four to six people armed with two handguns.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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