Police blotter: 17 May 2012

Police blotter: 17 May 2012

Drunk driver crashes near embassy, one dies
A man died instantly and three others were injured on Tuesday night when their car hit a tree on the capital’s Mao Tse Tung Boulevard. A witness said the four men in the car were drunk and the driver had been speeding eastwards. The car eventually slammed into a tree in front of the Chinese Embassy. Nokor Wat

Moto thief caught after driving by police HQ
A 22-year-old man was arrested for stealing a villager’s motorcycle on Monday in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district. Police said the suspect had stolen a moto parked outside a rice mill. The man led the police on a high-speed chase, but was arrested when he passed the provincial police headquarters. The suspect has since been sent to the provincial prison. Nokor Wat

Machete-wielding trio seriously injure man
Three men allegedly chopped a man with a machete, critically injuring him, in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Monday. Police said the victim had been walking alone when he was jumped by the three assailants, who escaped after attacking him. The victim then filed a complaint with the police, despite having serious head and back injuries. The victim said he had often argued with the trio and he suspected it had been a revenge attack. Koh Santepheap

Drug dealer arrested after long investigation
A 30-year-old man was arrested in Battambang province’s Battambang town for selling drugs on Monday. Police said they had been investigating the suspect for months and had finally arrested him after the provincial judge issued an arrest warrant.Deum Ampil

Gambling loss moves woman to end own life
A 43-year-old woman committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Tuesday in Prey Veng province’s Kampong Trabek district. Police said the act had been motivated by her husband’s loss of one million riels (US$250) while gambling. Police commented that the woman should not have ended her life over the money, leaving her four children with a gambling father who did not take care of them. Deum Ampil

Translated by Chhay Channyda

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