Police Blotter: 23 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 23 Jan 2009

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VIOLENT CRIMINAL APPREHENDED

A criminal on the loose for one and a half years, Rithy Saody, 20, from Pursat province, was finally captured by the police Wednesday. He was arrested for being involved in a gang fight where he cut off seven fingers from both Chieb Nget, 20, and Phin Sophorn, 20, on October 10, 2007, in Sampouv Meas district.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

TEENAGER ATTACKED BY 20 STUDENTS

A 16-year-old female student was attacked by over 20 students in Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh. Two students were arrested in the incident, Seng Thearith, 18, and Kong Sovanphallika, 15, from Russei Keo district, Phnom Penh. The victim was hospitalised in Calmette Hospital. Police have yet to identify any motives for the attack.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

 
ITALIAN TOURIST FOUND DEAD

An Italian tourist was discovered dead in the room he had rented in Commune 3, Sihanoukville at 11:30am on Tuesday. Sappan Paolo, 37, had been renting the room since November 21, 2008. Police found 30 packages of Viagra and condoms in his room and believe he died from a heart attack.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

OVER 200 KILOS OF POT GO UP IN SMOKE

Police burned 118 packages of dry marijuana totaling 203kg in Sihanoukville on January 21. The drugs were from confiscations in Village 5, Sihanoukville, dating back to 2007.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

LAND MINE ACCIDENTS KILL MAN, INJURE BOY

One man died and a young boy was seriously injured from two land mine explosions Saturday and Monday. Nhek Skkhom, 43, from Pursat province was attempting to hammer a land mine in order to catch fish when it exploded, killing him instantly. Siem Kcheb, 10, also from Pursat, was severely injured when he was also hammering a land mine. He lost three fingers and was taken to hospital.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

AMERICAN TOURIST DIES FROM ILLNESS

An American tourist was found dead in Chaktomouk Villa on Street 222, Phnom Penh. The American, who was 48, entered Cambodia on January 11 and rented a villa for one month. Police believe the victim died due to illness.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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