Police Blotter: 23 Sep 2011

Police Blotter: 23 Sep 2011

One killed when truck crashes into motorbike
A 26-YEAR-OLD man was killed in a hit and run accident when a speeding truck careered into him as he rode his motorcycle across a bridge in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Rieng district yesterday. Eyewitnesses said the truck driver lost control of his vehicle in slippery conditions on the bridge and swerved into the man. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but eventually died. The truck driver remains at large.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Trio arrested for knife, bamboo stick brawl
THREE young men were arrested by police on Tuesday in connection with a bamboo stick and knife fight that broke out between them on Monday night in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Police said that the men drank four litres of wine on the night of the incident and then got into an argument. One of the men, a 19-year-old, attacked his friend with a bamboo stick. The friend’s 20 year-old brother retaliated by cutting his brother’s attacker on the forehead with a knife. All three men were sent to jail to await trial.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Security catches ‘robber’red-handed
A 34-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by police on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a mobile phone from a patient at Calmette hospital in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police said that the man had robbed many patients at the hospital and was captured this time because hospital security caught him in the act. The alleged robber was sent to jail to await trial.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Police deduce alcohol not a factor in smash
A MIDDLE-AGED man was arrested on Tuesday for crashing into a road median in the capital’s Chamkarmon district. Police initially suspected that the man had been drinking, but after questioning him they concluded he was sober.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Couples arrested for alleged drug-dealing
TWO couples were detained by police on Tuesday for allegedly drug-dealing in Kampong Cham province’s Tbong Khmum district. After being tipped off by an informant, police confiscated 53 packages of crystal methamphetamine and drug tablets in the arrest, as well as US$500.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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