Police Blotter: 22 Aug 2012

Police Blotter: 22 Aug 2012

Truants learn it’s not all fun and games
Six school-skippers in Kampong Cham town were dragged from their computer-gaming shop chairs by police on Monday after a group of peeved parents complained their children were continuously skipping school. Police later dis-covered the gaming shop was masquerading as a café and operating illegally. The shop owner bolted, while police destroyed the computers and games. The rueful students apologised and promised to stop cutting classes. Deum Ampil

Attentive neighbour foils attempt at inside job
Police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district arrested a Vietnamese man yesterday following a sneaky subterfuge that involved the suspect claiming ownership of a house that wasn’t his. The man allegedly locked himself in the house and began to pilfer property. However, a neighbour saved the day by calling out for help. Police embarked on a wild chase of the crook through the city’s streets. They eventually caught him and sent him to court. Koh Santepheap

Moto hi-jinks land two alleged dealers in jail
Two alleged young drug dealers in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district were arrested by police on Monday for drug trafficking. Police said they found two swollen packages of drugs on the two, one aged 15 and the other 21, while they were hooning about on their motorcycle. When police tried to pull them over, the two sped on, but were eventually caught. The men subsequently admitted they were en route to distribute the dope and have been sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Drunken trio injure foreigner in accident
A baran was seriously injured in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district after a drunk driver slammed his motorcycle into him. Allegedly, the victim was aboard his own motorcycle when the vehicle, with three inebriated men aboard, lost control and crashed into him. The suspects have been sent to court. Deum Ampil

Neighbours silent in face of domestic violence
An alleged wife-beater was arrested in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sroch district on Monday. Police said neighbours witnessed him thump and thrash his wife about until she was seriously injured, but they were too afraid to restrain him. The suspect was arrested and sent to court while his wife remains in hospital. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David

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