Police Blotter: 29 Aug 2011

Police Blotter: 29 Aug 2011

Drunk forestry official drives vehicle into wall
A FORESTRY Administration official was seriously injured after crashing his vehicle into a concrete wall on Thursday in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district. The 36 year-old had been drinking before he got behind the wheel, said an eyewitness. He was knocked unconscious in the crash and rushed to hospital.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Drug dealers nabbed at Poipet guesthouse
A VIETNAMESE woman and a Cambodian man were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly selling drugs at a guesthouse in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town. Police said they had long suspected drug dealers were staying at the guesthouse, but did not have sufficient evidence to make an arrest. On Tuesday, they finally received evidence from an informant and arrested the two suspects. Police found drug parapher-nalia and two packets of drugs in the bust. The suspects were sent to court and are awaiting trial.
RASMEI KAMPUCHEA

Teen accused of theft of cash, mobile phone
A YOUNG woman was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing a cell phone and US$40 from her friend in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. According to the victim, the two friends shared a guesthouse on Wednesday night in Phnom Penh after getting off work late. The victim said that in the morning her cell phone and money were missing and her friend had left the guesthouse. The victim filed a complaint with police, who arrested the 17-year-old friend. She denied the allegations. An investigat-on is under way.
NOKOR WAT

Policeman crashes vehicle into lamp post
A POLICE officer who was allegedly driving while drunk crashed his car into a lamp in Sihanoukville on Wednesday. The 53-year-old was unharmed, but his car was wrecked and the lamp post badly damaged. The officer had begun drinking with friends in front of the police station, then continued to drink at a friend’s house,
a witness said. He was allegedly speeding when he crashed into the lamp post.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Cops arrest man for motorbike theft
A 33-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stealing a motorbike in Kampong Speu’s Odong district. According to police, the man and an accomplice waited for the victims to return home from a market. When they did, the man and his accomplice threatened to kill the two men if they did not hand over the motorbike. The victims fled and later contacted police, who caught the 33-year-old suspect. They were unable to catch his accomplice. The suspect is awaiting trial.
KOH SANTEPHEAP              

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