Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Police Blotter: 26 Aug 2011



Police Blotter: 26 Aug 2011

Police Blotter: 26 Aug 2011

Illegal timber haul found in wrecked car
POLICE discovered a wrecked, abandoned Toyota Camry loaded with illegal timber on Tuesday in Kampong Thom province’s Kampong Svay district. Police said that according to people at the scene, the driver crashed into a tree on the side of the road, flinging his car into an adjacent rice field. The driver then fled the scene leaving behind his cargo of illegal timber. The vehicle has been transported to the provincial police station for further investigation.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Pair detained over amphetamine seizure
A 20-YEAR-old woman, who is thought to be a prostitute, and a 32-year-old man were arrested on Tuesday in Banteay Meanchey’s O’Chrou district after police found them in possession of crystal methamphetamine and yama. Police said they raided a house confiscating two medium-sized packages of crystal meth and three pills of yama, leading to the arrest of the two suspects. The owner of the house, who was the police’s main target, was not present at his residence during the raid. The two suspects await trial, while police search for the owner of the house.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Man sustains head injuries in bike crash
A COLLISION at an intersection left one motorbike driver in a serious condition on Tuesday in Battambang province’s Battambang district. Police said the victim, aged 20, was driving his motorbike when he collided with a car, breaking one of his legs and sustaining serious head trauma. The victim was rushed to the hospital and police confiscated the vehicle and motorbike for further investigation into the accident.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Party guest arrested at housewarming party
A 33-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly stealing a motorbike last Monday in Kampong Speu’s Odong district. Police said they nabbed the suspect when he left a neighbour’s housewarming party with the stolen motorbike and returned it to its rightful owner. The suspect is awaiting trial while police are searching for a possible conspirator who they believe was involved in the theft.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Four injured in head-on truck crash
A DRIVER and three passengers sustained serious injuries when their truck crashed on Tuesday in Kampong Cham province’s Tbong Khmum district. Police said the victims swerved into oncoming traffic while attempting to pass a taxi and crashed head-on into another truck. All four of the injured are reported to have been in the truck attempting to pass the taxi, police said.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom's Covid cluster cases jump to 194

    The Ministry of Health on February 25 confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19, with 58 linked to the February 20 community transmission. The latest cluster cases include nine Vietnamese nationals, five Cambodians, one each from Korea, Singapore and Japan, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total number

  • Locations shut, dozens more Covid-19 positive

    The Ministry of Health has closed 23 locations in connection with the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 and summoned for testing anyone who had direct contact with affected people and places. The number of discovered related infections has risen to 76, including 39 women. In a press release,

  • Cambodia's Covid cluster cases rise to 137

    The Ministry of Health on February 24 recorded 40 more cases of Covid-19, with 38 linked to the February 20 community transmission. Of the 40, two are imported cases involving Chinese passengers. The 38 include two Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total cases

  • Covid cluster raises alarm, health bodies urge vigilance

    The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia have expressed great concern over the February 20 cluster transmission of Covid-19 in the community. Both entities appealed for vigilance and cooperation in curbing further spread of the virus. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said

  • PM confirms third Covid-19 community transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 20 announced the Kingdom's third outbreak of Covid-19 community transmission after 32 people tested positive in just over 10 hours. Addressing the public from his residence after an emergency meeting, Hun Sen said: "I dub it February 20 Community Event, in which 32 cases

  • Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws

    Locally-assembled electric auto-rickshaws could hit the Cambodian market as soon as early in May after the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave the greenlight to an investment project at the weekend. According to a CDC press release, it will issue a final registration