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Police Blotter: 24 May 2010

Police Blotter: 24 May 2010


Police in Kampong Cham province have arrested three students believed to have attacked two of their peers with swords in Kampong Cham town. The assault occurred on May 15, with a total of five students allegedly injuring the two victims in the head. All five fled on motorbikes, but they later tried to beat the victims again upon spotting them on campus, police said. A quick-thinking officer then fired his gun into the air to thwart the beating, and three students were arrested. They were sent to provincial court after police questioned them.

Police in the capital’s Daun Penh district have reported arresting two women caught delivering drugs to a local guesthouse on Thursday. The owner of the guesthouse was also detained by police for questioning. Police ultimately discerned that both women were staying at the guesthouse. They said they believe one to be a dealer and the other to be, in the words one officer, a “simple drug-taker because she was caught with a drug-taking tool”. Drugs have also been discovered at the guesthouse during previous raids, police said. The two women and the guesthouse owner have been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

A 33-year-old man in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nob district was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of killing a woman in Kampot province six years ago. Police said the man eluded police after the killing – which took place in May 2004 in Kampot’s Dang Tung district following a verbal argument with the victim – and had managed to resettle and take a wife in Sihanoukville. However, he was questioned by police recently in relation to a domestic dispute with his wife, at which point officers learned that he was the missing suspect in the Kampot slaying.

A Dangkor district man captured a 28-year-old man from Takeo province who was trying to break into his house on Thursday night, police said. The homeowner, 36, shouted for help upon hearing the man trying to climb through his window, and neighbours promptly responded, wounding the man severely before turning him in to police. Officers said the suspect confessed to “unsuccessful thievery”, saying that he had no money because he was unemployed. He said he had left his homeland in Takeo some years ago to seek work in the capital.


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