Police Blotter: 24 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 24 Feb 2012

Security guard found dead in local bakery
Local villagers notified Por Sen Chey district police in Phnom Penh on Wednesday of the death of a 63-year-old security guard found dead in a bakery shop where he worked. Police said the shopowner intended to send the body to the guard’s family without alerting officials. Officials examined the man’s body, but are uncertain as to the cause of death. The man’s body was returned to his homeland in Kampong Chhnang province. Kampuchea Thmey

Disaffected son fails to torch mother’s house
A 20-year-old man was arrested last Monday after he attempted to burn down his mother’s house in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. Police said the man was held by villagers after he purchased half a litre of petrol and attempted to throw it at his mother’s house, after she refused to give him US$20 to buy drugs and blamed him for drinking too much alcohol. The petrol instead hit his neighbour’s house, starting a fire. Police sent the man to court. Koh Santepheap

Five men arrested after wedding party rumble
Police in Battambang province’s Mong Russey district arrested five men between the ages of 18 and 33 on Sunday after a brawl broke out at a wedding reception. Police said that two groups of roughly seven men each were involved in an argument on Saturday night. On Sunday, as one group of men was leaving the reception, the other group attacked them with sticks and stones. Five men were badly injured and sent to hospital. Police are searching for another two men who fled the scene. Koh Santepheap

Students arrested for beating up brothers
Three students aged 20, 22 and 23 were arrested for allegedly wounding two brothers in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday. Police said that nine men at a restaurant asked some “beer girls” to have sex with them and grew impatient as they had to keep serving the brothers. One of the men urged them to stop drinking, but they refused. The men attacked the brothers, leaving them with head injuries. Police are searching for the other six men. Koh Santepheap

Drug dealer nabbed by police officials
A 27-year-old man was arrested while attempting to deal illegal drugs on Tuesday evening in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. Police said the man was found with six packages of ya ma pills and told officials that he bought the drugs from a man in Phnom Penh and re-sold them for $20 a package. Police are looking for further suspects. Nokorwat

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