Police Blotter: 22 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 22 Mar 2012

Argument leads to violent stick assault
A man was arrested on Tuesday for assaulting his neighbour following an argument. The 25-year-old accused, from the Mongkul Borei district in Banteay Meanchey, allegedly hospitalised his victim after beating him with a wooden stick. A fight between the two men erupted when the aggressor taunted his 31-year-old victim about his marriage to an older woman. Kampuchea Thmey

Alleged thief arrested after trickery scheme
Police arrested a 19-year-old motor-taxi driver on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in a motorbike theft in Phnom Penh’s Posen Chey district. Police allege that the suspect and an accomplice conned a villager into handing over the keys to his motorbike by feigning an interest in buying the vehicle. When the engine was started, the pair seized the opportunity to snatch the motorbike and make a getaway. The accused denies involvement or knowledge of the incident. Kampuchea Thmey

Villager reports theft of half-dozen cattle
Allegations of cattle rustling have been investigated by police in Kampot province’s Banteay Meas district. A 43-year-old man filed a complaint with police on Monday claiming that six of his 21 buffalo, due for sale to Vietnam, were stolen from a stable on Sunday. Police allegedly launched a thorough search for the animals, but turned up no evidence. They suspect that the livestock had already been passed to Vietnamese buyers. Nokorwat

Raid on house uncovers drug paraphernalia
Military police arrested a 22-year-old woman on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on suspicion of providing a place for the sale and use of illegal drugs. Military police say that they entered a rental room belonging the suspect and found equipment used to take illegal drugs. They subsequently arrested the women for questioning. She denied accusations that she has bought or delivered illegal drugs. Nokorwat

One arrested after necklace robbery
A man accused of snatching a woman’s necklace was arrested by police in Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The 18-year-old man allegedly grabbed the piece of jewellery as he and another suspect drove past the victim on their motorbike at 4:30 in the afternoon. The men escaped momentarily, but collided with another vehicle, knocking off the passenger who was detained. His partner in crime managed to flee, but police say that they will continue to pursue his arrest. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Phak Seangly

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