Police Blotter: 22 May 2013

Police Blotter: 22 May 2013

High anglers give new meaning to ‘fishing trip’
Commercial fishing on the Tonle Sap is illegal to begin with, but fishing there while high is even worse, said police in Siem Reap’s Srei Snam district, who intercepted a group of seven men on a boat trip on Sunday. Six of the men escaped, leaving their 50-year-old friend to explain to the cops what three tablets and four small packages of “yama” were doing on the boat. The man admitted that he and his friends had been mixing business and pleasure, and he was sent to court.  Kampuchea Thmey

Two meth users pursue contentment, flee cops
Two men who said their friends told them doing drugs would make them happy ended up not so happy in Prey Veng town’s Svay Antor commune on Sunday after police arrested them. When cops arrived at the house where the pair had been pursuing happiness, the men escaped into a nearby banana plantation but were soon found, along with several tablets of yama and various drug-related equipment. The pair admitted they’d been seeking chemical contentment and were sent to court.  kampuchea thmey
Store guard puts a cork in wine thief’s heist
A 26-year-old who said he didn’t make enough of a living collecting recyclable materials like used bottles was arrested on Sunday for trying to collect some bottles that didn’t belong to him from a Phnom Penh shop. Police in Chamkarmon district said the man had stolen a few bottles of wine from the shop on Saturday and was trying to make off with 12 more when a security guard caught him. The suspect admitted that he’d been intending to steal and sell the wine.  Rasmey Kampuchea

Phnom Penh police pick up pistol-packing pugilist
A 30-year-old man was seriously injured Monday night when another man pistol-whipped him for unknown reasons in Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district. Police said the two men were tussling in the street when the suspect pulled out his gun to knock some sense into his opponent. After badly injuring him in the head, the suspect attempted to escape in his car, but police arrested him. Koh Santepheap

Speeding student badly injured in hit-and-run
A 22-year-old student was seriously injured when his motorbike collided with a car on Sunday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. Police said both drivers had been speeding, and collided when they reached a crossroad at the same time, sending the student flying off his bike to land a full ten metres away. The victim was knocked unconscious and was injured in the head, arms and legs. The car’s driver sped away while an onlooker called an ambulance.  Nokorwat

Translated by Phak Seangly


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