Police Blotter: 25 Jun 2013

Police Blotter: 25 Jun 2013

Disagreement quickly turns into bad beating
Police will have to wait until a seriously injured father and son regain consciousness to learn what caused a group of their neighbours to attack them in Kratie on Sunday. For now, all cops know from witnesses is that the pair were left knocked out after an argument with their neighbours escalated into a fight. The injured two are now being treated in hospital for wounds from stones and axes, while the neighbours who apparently knocked them out have disappeared. Police are investigating. Kampuchea Thmey

Some savvy police work stymies clever crooks
Surprised that two local louts had come into some wealth, police in Kampong Cham’s Memot district, who recently had received a complaint about a stolen motorcycle, decided to look into the source of the wealth. After a little investigation, they learned the suspects had in fact sold said moto and then spent the money on assorted booze and gizmos. Connecting the dots, police on Saturday arrested the nouveau riche, who quickly admitted their misdeeds and were sent to court. Rasmey Kampuchea

Gangs and dancefloors – you know the drill
Two rival gangs laid into each other in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday, police said. Local residents said the two groups had a history of ill-will, so when members from each spotted their rivals at a dance club, things were clearly headed for trouble. The two gangs immediately began beating each other, and one group’s members set fire to a motorcycle of their enemies for good measure. Police intervened and managed to arrest five of the ruffians, while the rest escaped. Koh Santepheap

Friend in need learns no good deed unpunished
It is uncertain whether a 35-year-old man will survive after he was stabbed – allegedly by a friend – in Kampong Cham town on Sunday. According to neighbours, the so-called friend was returning home drunk from a party when the victim came out of his house to help him find his way. Instead, the good Samaritan was stabbed seven times by the drunken man, who then left him for dead. Police arrested the suspect. Koh Santepheap

Good Samaritan stabbed for trying to lend a hand
A 24-year-old man who found himself on the wrong end of a couple’s dispute in Kandal town wound up in hospital on Saturday. Police said the young man had tried to intervene when he saw the husband beating his wife but instead further angered the husband, who stabbed him in the arm with a knife. Police detained the couple to try to find a resolution for their marital problems, while the unsuccessful intermediary complained that the couple had a history of violent quarrels. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Sen David