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Police Blotter: 28 Sep 2009

Police Blotter: 28 Sep 2009

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FOREIGNERS FIGHT ON STREET 51
An Australian, a Scotsman and an Irishman walked into a bar Thursday night and started bashing each other, municipal police said. A security guard at the establishment – the Walkabout Hotel and Bar on streets 51 and 174 – sustained a head injury while trying to break up the scuffle. Neighbours described the event as not uncommon. The three men were taken into custody and will face charges in connection with the incident, police said.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

PLEDGE OF RED CROSS RICE IS only A RUSE
A man who claimed to be an employee of the Cambodian Red Cross was arrested last week for conning villagers into giving him more than 600,000 riels (US$144). Police said Yun Siyeth sold fake Red Cross ID cards for 500 riels each to villagers in Preah Sihanouk province, telling them they would be able to exchange the card for rice donations.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

PLAYGROUND FIGHT ENDS IN SLAYING
A fight between two children in Battambang province led to the murder of one of their parents Wednesday, police said. The children were playing together in Phnom Prek district when they started bickering. Though they ultimately quelled their dispute, their parents continued arguing, and police said they believe the father of one stabbed the mother of the other to death. Sareth Viseth, the district’s deputy police chief, said the father, who was drunk, is believed to have escaped into the forest, though he added that police will hunt him down and take him to court.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

FAKE ADVISER OF DEPUTY PM NABBED
A 41-year-old woman posing as an adviser to Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An was arrested Thursday in Tuol Kork district after she allegedly conned three separate people – including one monk – into giving her nearly US$9,000. Police said the woman told the victims that the money would be used to construct a pagoda.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

24-HOUR BENDER ENDS IN VIOLENCE
Police in Kandal province arrested a 45-year-old drunkard last week on suspicion of injuring four of his neighbours and trying to kill another. Police said the man had been drinking nonstop for nearly 24 hours. They confiscated a piece of wood and a knife as evidence of his crimes.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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