Police Blotter: 29 Oct 2010

Police Blotter: 29 Oct 2010

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Man throws knife at back of rude friend
Police arrested a 22-year-old man accused of hurling a knife at his friend in a fit of vengeful anger in Kampong Thom province’s Stung Sen town on Tuesday. Police said the suspect and the victim had begun to argue upon the suspect’s return from a trip to Thailand. As the victim was walking away, the suspect threw the knife at his back. The victim was sent to hospital. The accused claimed the suspect “was rude” to him, hence the need to throw the knife. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Cops put two and two together, arrest thief
Police arrested a 22-year-old man in Kampot town this week after he asked officers to write up a sale contract for a stolen motorbike. Police became suspicious when the suspect told them he was selling the bike for US$300, and offered them $100 to write up the contract “in a very short time”. After police questioned the suspect about his willingness to accept such a small price and the need to offload the bike swiftly, he confessed to stealing the bike from a drunken man in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday. He was sent to provincial court. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Garment worker denies accusation of rape
A 26-year-old male garment worker was arrested in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district on Tuesday on suspicion of raping a woman. Police said the man raped the woman in a rice field while she was tending to her cattle, and then threatened to kill her if what happened “became known”. The suspect denied the accusations, claiming he had simply met the woman in a rice field and had not committed any crime. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Norwegian man dies, possibly of overdose

A Norwegian man was found dead in his room at a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Wednesday. Police said a forensic examination of the corpse indicated the death was a suicide, with the man overdosing on sleeping pills. A guesthouse employee said the victim had been staying at the hotel “for nearly a week”. No reason for the suicide was reported.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Doctor dead after crash with turning tractor
A 38-year-old doctor died after running his motorbike into the back of a turning tractor in Battambang province on Tuesday. Police said the tractor was turning left, and that the doctor failed to slow down in time, colliding with the “home-made” tractor and dying instantly. The tractor and the bike were taken into police custody. Police at the scene recalled that the doctor’s wife was involved in a traffic accident last year, breaking her leg. RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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