Police Blotter: 15-July-2011

Police Blotter: 15-July-2011

Fisherman found using illegal tools
A MAN in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Leng district was arrested on suspicion of illegal fishing on Monday. Police said that the 28-year-old suspect was arrested after officers observed him fishing with prohibited electric fishing tools. Police seized a small fishing boat as well as several tools. The man is being held in custody. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Police raid nets five for illegal gambing
POLICE have arrested five people accused of illegal gambling on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district. Police said they raided a house after receiving complaints from neighbours and confiscated four motorbikes, several lottery tickets and US$150 as evidence. Police sent the suspects to court and are searching for accomplices who evaded arrest. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Eagle-eyed neighbour foils Kien Svay burglary
A BOTCHED burglary led to the arrest of two men by police in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Wednesday. Police said that two men, aged 31 and 38, were attempting to rob a home when they were spotted by a neighbour who reported the incident to police. Police said the two men admitted to the burglary and said they had previously committed similar crimes. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Poipet woman held over drug trafficking
A 45-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs in Poipet town on Wednesday. Police said they  made the arrest after they observed the suspect attempting to sell drugs to a customer. The woman was reportedly in possession of 11 pills and had drug paraphernalia and other drugs in her house. Police sent the woman to court. A friend of the suspect, believed to be an accomplice, fled the scene and remains at large. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Troubled teen throws rock at car windscreen
A TEENAGER was arrested after he allegedly smashed the windshield of a car with a rock in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.  Police said the victim’s car was parked in front of his house when the 19-year-old suspect drove by on a motorbike and hurled a rock at the windscreen. The teenager attempted to flee, but was caught by police. Police said the teenager admitted to smashing the windscreen because he hated the victim. The suspect was sent to court. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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