Police Blotter: 20 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 20 Mar 2013

Man raises a glass to colleagues - in anger
An hours-long beer-drinking session at a construction site segued into a night at the pub, then straight on into violence on Sunday in Kandal’s Leuk Dek district. Police said that when the group of eight men reached the bar, a friendly conversation turned argumentative, leading one of the octet to attack two of his compatriots with a beer glass. Police arrested the attacker and sent the two victims to hospital with serious injuries to the face and neck. The suspect later said he was simply too drunk to control himself. Kampuchea Thmey

Phoney phone buyer turns out to be an addict
A drug addict’s bid for a quick fix ended predictably on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Prampimakara district. Police said the 23-year-old asked a local mobile phone seller to examine one of his phones, and when the proprietor obliged, grabbed a second phone as well and attempted to flee. A shout for help quickly drew police, who made the arrest. The suspect quickly copped to needing the cash to buy more drugs. Koh Santepheap

Pregnant woman badly hurt by speeding teen
A hit-and-run driver left a pregnant woman in serious condition on Monday following a crash in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police said the 30-year-old expectant mother was driving along on a motorbike when a teen on a “high-speed” moto slammed into her. She is currently receiving medical treatment at a local medical clinic, though there is no word on the status of the pregnancy. The teenager remains at large. Nokorwat

‘Plenty of fish in the sea’ isn’t comforting prospect
A jealous Koh Kong fisherman is on the run after sending his wife to hospital in a brutal stabbing incident. Police said the 47-year-old had harboured suspicions his wife was seeing another man in their village, leading to a series of rows. On Monday, their argument boiled over, with the husband allegedly grabbing a knife and stabbing his wife in the stomach. Neighbors, too afraid to intervene, waited until the husband fled the scene before rushing to her aid and sending her to the provincial hospital. Police are now searching for the husband. Nokorwat
Hospital treating teen for injuries from father
A 14-year-old boy is battling serious injuries in hospital after a domestic violence incident. Police said the boy’s father, a motodop, had come home drunk on Sunday and picked an argument with his wife. As they scuffled, their son attempted to intervene, only to be punched, then thrown against a wall, leaving him with severe head trauma. No arrest has been made, as the family has refused to file a complaint. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly


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