Police Blotter: 19 Sep 2011

Police Blotter: 19 Sep 2011

Crack shot at tyre ends speedy police chase
A HIGH-SPEED shootout came to an abrupt halt yesterday after police shot out the back tyre of a truck allegedly transporting illegal timber in Kampong Thom province’s Baray district. Police said they attempted to pull over the truck when suspects inside opened fire. Three of the four male gunmen escaped on foot after police fired back, deflating a back tyre of the truck and causing it to crash. The one suspect who was arrested suffered a broken leg and is being detained by police for questioning.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Empty dinner plate leads son to violence
A SON accused of smashing a plate over his father’s head was arrested on Friday in Pursat province’s Pursat district. The victim said his son had returned home after drinking heavily late on Friday night and became very angry because there was no food left over from dinner for him to eat. He then allegedly broke a plate over his father’s head. Police arrested the suspect, who they said has been jailed on three previous occasions.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Translator loses teeth in motorbike smash
A TRANSLATOR for M&V manufacturing company suffered from facial fractures and lost several teeth in a motorbike accident on Thursday in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Chhnang district. Police said the victim, 35, attempted to take a turn, but crashed because he was driving too fast. He was taken by an ambulance to a local hospital, where he still recovering.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Thief tracked down in Sihanoukville town
A CLUMSY thief left his motorbike at the scene of crime where he was allegedly stealing electrical wire on Friday in Sihanoukville. The victim said she caught the suspect, aged 28, cutting pieces of electrical wire from outside her home. He then fled the scene leaving behind his motorbike. Police said they used information regarding the registered motorbike to track the suspect to his residence and make an arrest.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Motorbike crash leaves two dead, one injured
A MOTORBIKE crash left two 21-year-old men dead and another teenager seriously injured yesterday in Kampong Cham province’s Tbong Khmum district. Police said the victims were travelling to Suong commune when the driver of the motorbike lost control and slammed into a pillar beneath a bridge. Police also confirmed that the two victims died at the scene, while the lone survivor, aged 19, had been hospitalised.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

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