Police Blotter: 18 July 2013

Police Blotter: 18 July 2013

Father-in-law’s actions far from within the law
An always tense father-in-law/son-in-law relationship finally exploded on Tuesday in Kratie town. Police said the older man had been unhappy with his daughter’s choice since the day she decided to shack up with the man who’d eventually be her husband. Still ashamed that his daughter had “lived in sin”, he marched over to their house and stabbed her now-husband. Not to be outdone, the younger man stabbed the father seven times himself. They’ll both be detained once out of hospital. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Speed increases but drug business ceases
In what's becoming an increasingly common blotter trope, another traffic-related stop morphed into a drug bust on Tuesday. Police said the two suspects were speeding on their moto in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district when they crashed. When cops arrived to intervene, a drug packet fell from one of the duo’s pockets. A quick search revealed another four. The two men admitted they had been speeding – to a drug deal. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Dumb’s the word for the felon who visited mum
Memo to Cambodian criminals: leaving for a few months does not magically wipe the cops’ memories clean. Another knucklehead put that to the test on Monday when he returned home to visit his mum after five months on the lam in Thailand. Police in Banteay Meanchey said he’d bolted across the border after seriously injuring a man with a rock to the head during a dispute on a football pitch. Alas, police had not forgotten about his transgressions, and he was immediately arrested. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Security guards beat up one of their own
A trio of Bavet town security guards couldn’t even keep the peace among themselves on Monday night. Police said the guards, casino employees, got into a row in front of the gaming establishment for unknown reasons when things got violent. Two of the three administered a beatdown, according to witnesses, leaving the victim injured enough for a hospital stay. Police are now waiting for him to recover and identify his assailants. DEUM AMPIL

Burglars embark on stock-take clearance
A Poipet grocery seller came home from his daily trek across the border to find a group of burglars had decided his home was having a going-out-of-business sale. Police said the trio of crooks had swiped more than $1,000 in cash along with sundry bits of property. Luckily, a neighbour saw the whole thing, allowing the victim to file a complaint. All three have since been arrested and have confessed. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Translated by Sen David

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