Police Blotter: 19 July 2013

Police Blotter: 19 July 2013

Poor puppy poisoned by PP property-pincher
Sadly not the first canine tragedy in the Blotter, a 40-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly poisoning the dog of a man whose property he wanted to steal. Police said the suspect crept up to the man’s house at night and threw what smelled like a tasty treat of meat to the hound. The homeowner was too late to save the animal, but his calls brought police, who arrested the alleged pooch poisoner and sent him to court. DEUM AMPIL

Young men never learn, proves released con
A young man who had just spent 18 months free after 18 years in prison on robbery charges was arrested again in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town for the same offence. The man had apparently gone back to his old ways immediately after his release, police said, and on Tuesday he tried to steal nearly $100 from a market vendor. Luckily for the vendor, cops heard her cries for help, chased after the recidivist, and arrested him. He’s now back in jail awaiting his time in court. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Drunk, jealous husband attacks wife with knife
In an act that did little to win back the affections of his wife, a jealous husband in Kandal’s Sa’ang district attacked her with a knife on Wednesday. Police said that after drinking copiously, the man became convinced that his wife had another lover. When she denied the accusation, he grabbed a knife and hacked her in the shoulder. A neighbour called police, who arrested the husband, while the wife was sent to hospital for treatment. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Toddler left injured after truck collides with bike
A three-year-old girl was seriously injured in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town on Wednesday when a truck crashed into the motorbike she and her mother were riding. Cops said the two had been taking the bike back from the girl’s school when the speeding truck hit them from behind. The girl sustained several injuries, including a broken leg, while the mother was slightly injured. The truck drove on without stopping, and the girl was sent to hospital. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Men in deep water after threatening loan shark
Neither borrowers nor lender wound up happy in an incident in Battambang’s Samlot district on Wednesday. Tired of a man who’d loaned them about $100 several months ago and was constantly harassing them, two debtors took matters into their own hands when they threatened him with a gun they were not legally permitted to have, police said. The lender, finally fed up, complained to police, who arrested the deadbeats. DEUM AMPIL

Translated by Sen David

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