Police Blotter: 29 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 29 Mar 2010

POLICE

DRUNKEN GUNFIRE GETS GUARD DETAINED
Police in Phnom Penh arrested a bodyguard after he allegedly shot his gun into the air twice in a drunken haze Friday. Police said the incident occured in front of the Chinese embassy on Mao Tse-tung Boulevard in the capital’s Chamkarmon district, and that the bodyguard used “unreasonable actions” and unkind words when he was stopped by officers following the gunfire. No one was injured in the incident, and the man was detained temporarily by military police.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

COPS SAY CHEF SERVED BOSS A PLATE OF THEFT
A 27-year-old chef from Koh Kong has been arrested after she was accused of stealing US$10,000 from her employer. Police say the chef worked in the household of a Phnom Penh woman. The chef allegedly confessed to swiping the cash from her boss’s handbag Thursday and fleeing to her home in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel district. However, the chef said she only found $8,000 in her boss’s bag. She returned $5,000 after her arrest and has been sent to court.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

HUNTER SHOOTS THE WRONG TYPE OF GAME
A 23-year-old man in Mondulkiri province has been seriously injured after he was shot in the leg when a hunter apparently mistook him for a tasty animal. Authorities say the man was shot with an AK-47 rifle while he was collecting rubber in the forest last week. The man’s family reported that a hunter, thinking the man was an animal, had fired on him intentionally, and that the bullet ricocheted off a tree and struck the victim in the leg. The victim was sent to the district hospital before being transported to the larger provincial hospital in Kampong Cham province.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

NIECE ACCUSES UNCLE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
Police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district have arrested a 45-year-old motorbike taxi driver after he was accused of raping his 17-year-old niece. The victim told police her uncle slapped her in the face and threatened to kill her if she went against his wishes. She said the man gave her US$5 not to tell anyone about the alleged assaults. Police said the suspect has denied the accusations. Investigators are waiting for the results of medical examinations on the woman. Police and the victim said she had been staying with the man’s family so that she could study at a school located in the capital.
DEUM AMPIL

MOST VIEWED

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group