Police Blotter 21 Sep 2011

Police Blotter 21 Sep 2011

Stepsons allegedly murder stepmum
A WOMAN was allegedly murdered by her two stepsons on Sunday in Battambang province’s Moung Russei district. Police said that the stepsons became enraged after the victim, 48, verbally insulted them. The suspects, armed with an axe, a knife and a catapult, attacked and killed her, police said. One of the suspects, a 45-year-old, was detained by police, but his brother fled the scene and remains at large. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Four hotel thieves captured by police
POLICE arrested four men on Sunday accused of robbing several hotels in Battambang province. Their alleged modus operandi was to linger around the hotel in Battambang district until guests checked in, at which point they would book the adjacent room at the hotel. A necklace, ring, mobile phone and motorbike were confiscated from the suspects, who were sent to jail to await trial, police said. RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Five teens detained in pagoda disturbance
A GROUP of teenagers were briefly detained by police after they started a fight at a pagoda during a religious ceremony on Sunday in Oddar Meanchey province’s Anlong Veng district. Police said five teenage boys were involved in a scuffle after tempers flared on the dance floor at the pagoda. They were briefly detained by police, who contacted their parents and issued warnings. Police said they would send the teenagers to jail if they had to arrest them again for fighting. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Man crashes truck into court wall
A LARGE truck smashed into a wall at the Svay Rieng provincial court on Sunday. After conducting investigations, police said the driver was travelling at high speeds when the brakes of his truck failed. The driver said he could not stop the truck, so he purposely drove into a wall to avoid placing anyone else in danger. The truck driver, who was not seriously injured in the accident, will remain in custody until a dispute over the damaged wall can be resolved, police said. KOH SANTEPHEAP

One dead in head-on motorbike collision
A HEAD-ON collision between two motorbikes left one person dead and another three seriously injured in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Sunday. Police said the motorbikes were travelling at high speeds and both were carrying two passengers when they collided. The victim that died at the scene had not been wearing a helmet, police said. KOH SANTEPHEAP

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