Police Blotter: 21 May 2013

Police Blotter: 21 May 2013

Family member gets off on wrong foot with guest
Wedding parties - with their potent mix of free-flowing alcohol, eternal love and dancing - are veritable powder kegs, often only needing one spark to ignite. That’s what happened on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang town, when a 33-year-old relative of the happy couple accidently stepped on a guest’s foot while dancing. A simple apology wasn’t enough for the bruised guest, who grabbed an axe and attacked the victim, inflicting serious injuries before making a quick getaway. Police are looking for the suspect. Koh Santepheap

Thieves find out dog is least of their problems
Animal cruelty activists should be up in arms after thieves poisoned a dog in order to discreetly break into a house in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday. The conniving pair spied two shiny motorbikes inside a house that happened to be guarded by a not-so-friendly canine. They fed the pooch some poison and slipped into the house, but unfortunately for them, their ruse didn’t work. Police saw the thieves and came to arrest them before sending them right off to court. No word on what happened to man’s best friend. Koh Santepheap

Man makes inadvertent drug drop for the cops
Traffic police went beyond their beat on Sunday when a routine stop netted a drug dealer. The cops stopped the man while he was riding his motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district because he lacked a license plate. But when they approached him, he dropped five suspicious packages. The traffic cops called their police comrades to make the arrest and the man confessed that he was planning on selling the stash of ya ma pills before he was caught. Kampuchea Thmey

Case of the KO’d man currently unsolved
An Indonesian man was found unconscious in a Banteay Meanchey guesthouse on Saturday in what appeared to be suspicious circumstances. Police said cleaners found the man passed out in his room with injuries indicative of a beating. Staff claimed they became suspicious that something was afoul after the man did not leave the guesthouse for a few days. He was sent to hospital and police are waiting for him to recover in order to find out what really happened. Deum ampil

Return trip less fun for hit-and-run arrestee
Police arrested a man in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district on Sunday after he allegedly caused a car crash in Kandal province but escaped from the scene. According to police, the suspect hit a man on the way back from Kandal province’s Saang district that afternoon and continued on to Phnom Penh without stopping. Traffic police arrested him in the city and he admitted to the hit-and-run. The victim was left with serious injuries. Deum Ampil

Translated by Sen David