Police Blotter: 25 Jul 2012

Police Blotter: 25 Jul 2012

Skilled cattle rustler beaten nearly to death
Police in Pursat’s Kandieng district said that residents caught a prolific thief of buffalos and cows on Saturday. Several villagers’ livestock had already disappeared when a villager who had left his cow in a field caught a man leading it away. The villager beat the man until the thief was almost dead and then took him to the police. The man confessed to stealing from the villagers several times previously and was sent to court. Koh Santepheap

Missing son turns up dead in Pursat field
A 28-year-old man was found dead in Pursat town on Sunday. His mother told police he had drunk wine with his friend until late in the night and had not returned home. After he had been missing for a day, the family filed a report with the police, who found the man dead in a field. Now police are investigating whether the death was a murder. Koh Santepheap

Cops bust three ‘yama’ dealers, others flee
In a house raid in Kandal town on Sunday, police found five packages of methamphetamine pills and arrested three men for drug trafficking. Several other men in the house escaped. The three men arrested said they were ready to package the “yama” for sale. Police sent them to court. Kampuchea Thmey

Thieves good at getting drunk, bad at burglary
A 25-year-old man was arrested after he and a friend broke into a resident’s house in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town on Saturday. Police said that the men had been drinking wine and seemed to be drunk when they broke into the house. The house owners noticed the break-in and shouted for help, alerting police who were patrolling the area. One man escaped and police sent the other to court. Deum AMpil

Capital police nab necklace snatchers
Police in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district arrested two men on Monday for snatching the necklace of a motorbike passenger on her way home. The woman fell from her bike and was slightly hurt as the men raced away. Police said that while patrolling the area, they heard the woman’s cry for help. They caught the men and sent them to court. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Sen David

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