Police Blotter: 18 Dec 2012

Police Blotter: 18 Dec 2012

Family money funnelled into personal drug fund
He may not be his brother’s keeper, but a Phnom Penh resident had every intention of at least being his brother’s money’s keeper on Sunday. Police in Meanchey district said they picked up the 28-year-old hothead while he was attempting to score drugs. A quick interrogation found the funds had been siphoned from his sibling, though in an instance of true brotherly love, to protect him, the sibling had not filed a complaint. All the same, the young addict is headed for court. Koh Santepheap

Neighbours’ complaints get gamblers gagged  
Christmas came early for residents of a Kampong Cham town street plagued by an ongoing card game. Police said the normally quiet street had become a favourite haunt of gamblers of late, leading to neighbourhood residents dropping the dime on the curbside shenanigans. Cops swooped down on the street on Saturday, managing to nab four men mid-game and sending the quartet to face the judge. Koh Santepheap

Unidentified hooligans unleash wrath on man
A masked mob took their aggression out on a 20-year old man in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Sunday and turned him into pulp. Police said neighbors found the battered victim lying in a pool of blood and whisked him off to hospital, where doctors declared he had a badly broken arm. Police are still searching for the faceless suspects. Rasmey Kampuchea

Hit-and-run leaves three seriously hurt
Three motorbike passengers were seriously injured in a hit and run accident yesterday in Stung Treng province. Police in Stung Treng town said the suspect had crashed his car into the three men on the motorbike, and split. The victims were sent to hospital. Police are still out looking for the car driver. Rasmey Campuchea

Young fisticuffs scuffler faces arrest, court date
A 23-year old man wanted by the court for practising his boxing skills on another man was arrested at his home on Sunday in Kandal province. Police in Saang district said that the aspiring pugilist confessed that he seriously injured the victim when they had a fight. Police has since handed him over to the court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Translated by Sen David

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