Police Blotter: 25 August 2006

Police Blotter: 25 August 2006

AUGUST 11: Pin Chhoeut, 19, was arrested after she killed her husband, Phoeuy

Choeung, 20, two days previously in O'Preal village, Oddar Meanchey province. Police

said Chhoeut plotted with Sun Kaut, 19, Chhouy Sakut, 20, and Loeung Leak, 22, who

were later arrested. Police said Chhoeut killed Choeung because he knew she had been

having a love affair with Sakut.

AUGUST 11: The body of Keo Mony, 44, was found hanging in a mango tree in

the early morning behind a house where he stayed for three months with his parents

in Sdao Kanleng village, Kandal province. Police who examined the body said Mony

hanged himself because of a family crisis. The parents said Mony probably felt hopeless

after he divorced his wife.

AUGUST 12: Chan Darith, 18, was arrested for a murder he is accused of having

committed the previous day in Kraing village, Kampot province. Police said they arrested

him after a witness reported that Darith had killed a boy, Kosal, 8, and stolen his

platinum necklace and a platinum ring. The witness said Darith strangled Kosal and

dumped his body in a water basin located on a football terrace.

AUGUST 12: Chan Phrearos, 17, was found murdered after he had gone missing

four days earlier in Dang Kut village, Battambang province. Chea Chheng, chief of

provincial technical police office, said Phearos was murdered with an ax and knife

elsewhere and his body dropped where it was found, because there were traces of a

vehicle. Chheng said his police are searching for some suspects and seeking arrest

warrants for them.

AUGUST 12: Chan Saroeun, 21, was arrested after a 16-year-old girl accused

him of trying to rape her the previous night in Andong village, Dangkor district,

Phnom Penh. The girl told police Saroeun opened her mosquito net and wanted to rape

her, but she shouted for help and people came to her rescue. Police arrested Saroeun

a day later at his home and ordered him to pay the girl $80 in compensation. Saroeun's

family said police demanded $500 for his release, but after negotiation, they settled

for $200 in cash.

AUGUST 12: Chem Choeun, 24, was found dead in the early morning about 50 meters

from her house in Andong Snai commune, Kampong Chhnang province. Police said Choeun

was murdered by around three or four gangsters who attempted to rape her when she

returned home from seeing a dance the previous night. After examination, police said

Choeun was strangled and stabbed four times in the face and once in the chest.

AUGUST 13: Nao Narith, 22, died instantly after jumping from the fifth floor

of Sorya shopping mall in Psar Thmey 1 commune, Phnom Penh. He fell on top of Sorya

security guard Chhum Nheip, 26, breaking Nheip's spine and ribs, and puncturing his


AUGUST 15: Chin Vuth, 25, was taken to Chantrea clinic for surgery after three

gunmen shot him in a robbery while he was riding home on a motorbike with his girlfriend

in Trapaing Smach village, Kandal province. Vuthy told police at the clinic that

the robbers blocked his path and shot him twice in the stomach and the shoulder with

an AK-47 then they escaped on his bike.

AUGUST 15: Vong Sophal, 27, a married man, was arrested after a 22-year-old

woman accused him of raping her in Bali Lay village, Banteay Meanchey province. The

woman said Sophal had raped her many times from July 2. Sophal denied raping the

woman and said she had voluntarily had sex with him many times when the two had stayed

at a guesthouse in Sihanoukville. Sophal said the woman was not happy because he

offered her 20,000 baht, but she demanded double.

AUGUST 16: En Pheak, 25, was found dead in the early morning in a room in

the Casino Star Vegas where she worked in Kbal Spean village, Poipet commune, Banteay

Meanchey province. Police said Pheak was stabbed 17 times in the chest and the neck

with a knife while she slept with Chhoeum Thina, 27, who had argued with her the

previous night over money she owed her. Thina was later arrested on the way to Phnom

Penh as she tried to escape.

AUGUST 16: Phan Khemy, 27, injured Mon Moeun, 45, who attempted to steal her

cow at midnight in Cheav Phdey Khang Koeut village, Takeo province. Police said Khemy

came upon and stabbed Moeun six times with a knife as he was trying to force her

cow from under her house. Police arrested Moeun a day later at his house and took

him to a district hospital for treatment.

AUGUST 17: Tong Chin, 15, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after Phnom

Penh Court found him guilty of the murder on February 22 of Briton David Mitchell,

36, owner of the Ginger Monkey bar. Presiding judge Ke Sakhan said Chin fatally stabbed

Mitchell in the neck, arms and chest when he tried to resist as the boy entered his

house and attempted to steal property.

AUGUST 18: A two-months-pregnant woman, Khom Soleap, 24, was killed by lightning

during afternoon rain in Teuk Hout village, Kampong Chhnang province. Her husband,

Kong Phalla, 21, said the lightning struck his wife while she was walking home from

a paddy field.

AUGUST 18: Sean Sy, 24, was arrested after a 23-year-old woman accused him

of raping her at 4:30pm in Thmey village, Pursat province. The woman told police

that Sy blocked her path and pulled her into a nearby forest then raped her while

she was walking home from work in a paddy field. Sy confessed to raping the woman

four times.

AUGUST 19: A spiritualist, Keat Veasna, 42, was found hanging in a tree behind

his house in Andong Khmer commune, Kampot province. Han Sochea, 40, told police her

husband hanged himself because he probably angered his spirit as he had eaten dog

meat while drinking wine.

AUGUST 20: A Belgian national, Jan Cayot, 58, was found dead in Mittapheap

district, Sihanoukville. Sam Saroeun, chief of municipal immigrant police office,

came to examine the body and said Jan possibly died of dizziness. Saroeun said Cayot

came to stay in Cambodia in 2002. He said Jan had his money and passport stolen when

he dealt with a prostitute in Phnom Penh.

-Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun Pheap


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