Police Blotter: 21 June 2012

Police Blotter: 21 June 2012

Elderly woman killed after daughter’s funeral
An 80-year-old woman was killed in a traffic accident while walking home from a pagoda on the seventh day of her daughter’s funeral. She was crossing the road when a motorcycle driven by a 45- year-old woman struck and killed her. The senior had two grandchildren who are now orphaned. Police confiscated the motorcycle to investigate. Koh Santepheap

Drug-carrying duo planned to resell pills
Police arrested a man and a woman accused of drug-trafficking in Banteay Meanchey’s Sisophon town on Monday. The 27-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were apprehended by police when walking on a railway. Police found 63 tablets of an unspecified llegal drug on the man, and four tablets on the woman. They confessed they had bought the drugs and planned to resell them. Kampuchea Thmey

Husband batters wife, putting her in hospital
A 33-year-old man brutally beat his wife unconscious on Monday, according to police in Kampong Chhnang’s Rolea Ba’ier district. Police said the man and his wife had had an argument. The enraged man then grabbed a wooden stick, inflicted a heavy blow on the back of her head, and kneed her in the chest. The woman was seriously injured, and left unconscious on the floor. Neighbours sent the woman to hospital, and the man escaped with two of their three children. Police said the woman was in a serious condition. Kampuchea Thmey

Sticks and stones did more than break bones
A wedding turned into a tragedy on Sunday as five guests seriously injured another in Takeo’s Koh Andet district. The 25-year-old victim, who had an argument with the five men during the wedding, was attacked with stones and wooden sticks as he left the party. Police came to intervene, sent the unconscious victim to hospital, and arrested the five suspects, aged between 17 and 23. The attackers confessed to the crime and said they were drunk. Nokorwat

Addict stole TV and computer to pay for fix
A17-year-old drug addict allegedly stole a television set and a computer from a hotel in Battambang’s Kamrieng district on Monday. Police said the teenager had rented a room in the hotel, and had tried to take away a TV set and a computer in the early morning. Before he could escape, the hotel security guard detained him and turned him over to police. Police said the suspect was a drug addict, and he had stolen to satisfy his drug cravings. Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly

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