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Police Blotter: 20 Oct 2008

Police Blotter: 20 Oct 2008



Korn Sophal, 20, was arrested for stealing a motorbike in Phsar Tauch village, Tuol Sangke commune, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh at 12:30pm Saturday. The police said that Korn Sophal admitted to stealing the motorbike belonging to his boss Chea Narith, 27, and said that he stole the motorbike because he was angry with his boss for recently firing him.  


Un Seng Thai, 34, a taxi driver, was arrested after he caused three road accidents around 6am Wednesday. The police said Un Seng Thai, who was intoxicated at the time, seriously injured a motorbike driver and damaged two cars and two motorbikes. The first accident occurred near the Olympic Stadium in Viel Vong commune, 7 Makara district, Phnom Penh, when Un Seng Thai collided with a car driven by Som Virak, 24. The second occurred 100 metres down the same road when Un Seng Thai's taxi wiped out a motorbike, seriously injuring Jung Phon, 48. The third accident occurred when Un Seng Thai's car collided with a car and a motorbike parked on Street 310 just south of the Olympic market. Un Seng Thai is currently awaiting trial.


Meng Heang, a 22-year-old man from Kampong Cham province, was seriously injured in a fight between two groups of gangsters in front of a bank construction site in Village 3, Preah Ponlea, Serey Sophorn district, Bantey Meanchey province at 1:30pm Thursday. The fight followed an argument between the leaders of two 20-member gangs over a girl who could not decide between the two men. Meng Heang is currently recovering in hospital, where he was taken by his friends following the fight. The police are currently "trying to solve the problem".


Sao Sun, 55, and Chhun Try, 47, were arrested for cultivating marijuana in Andaung Chimoeurn village, Kampong Kraeng commune, Kampot district, Kampot province Wednesday. The police said they burnt a total of 867 marijuana plants on the premises. Both men are awaiting trial at the provincial court.


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