Police Blotter: 21 Nov 2012

Police Blotter: 21 Nov 2012

What are a few fingers between friends, really?
If there's one thing the blotter teaches us, it’s that alcohol and cleavers don’t mix. One 22-year-old learned that the hard way on Sunday in Kandal’s Takhmao town as he and four pals got boozed up, police said. One of them, a 29-year-old chef, disappeared only to return with the cutlery, which he used to hack his friend’s hand. Police intervened and arrested the suspect, while the victim said he was clueless as to his mate’s motive. Nokorwat

Slap finally lands wife beater behind bars
A serial domestic abuser is behind bars at last after police cuffed the lout on Saturday in Kandal’s Sa’ang district. Police said the man, driven by jealousy, slapped his wife during an argument, accusing her of talking to a man on the phone. Cops said the man had injured his spouse earlier this month and had repeatedly attacked her when she refused to cook for him. He confessed, saying he was drunk and couldn’t control himself. Deum Ampil

Today in useful cliches: curiosity kills cat, dogs
A pair of loyal pooches – and a cat – were poisoned on Sunday in Kampong Speu in a cruel motorbike robbery. Police said a neighbour heard the two would-be guard dogs barking before they fell eerily silent. Checking on the matter about 30 minutes later, he found the moto gone and both dogs lying dead after having eaten meat that had been poisoned. Police are now on the search for what they believe could be several suspects. A neighbourhood cat, tempted by the poisoned leftovers, sadly ended up as collateral damage. Nokorwat

Drunk driver runs down child in K Chhnang  
A 4-year-old boy was tragically killed in a traffic accident on Sunday in Kampong Chhnang when he was hit by a motorbike driven by a suspected drunk driver. Police said the boy was walking alone to his grandparent’s house when a speeding 19-year-old man with a passenger ran into the boy, killing him instantly. Both men, who the police said were drunk, were hospitalised. Police have confiscated the bike and said the men will be dealt with when they have recovered. Koh Santepheap

Numbers, cutlery give sextet the edge in fight
A fight with less-than-sporting odds left a Kampong Chhnang man with critical injuries on Sunday. According to police, a group of three men sharing a motorbike at about 1:20am were chased by a group twice their size, who ultimately attacked them with cleavers. One of them, a 24-year-old man, was injured and left unconscious, while the other two were briefly hospitalised. Police said the attackers escaped and suggested revenge as a motive. Kampuchea Themey

Translated by Phak Seangly

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman