Police Blotter: 3 May 2012

Police Blotter: 3 May 2012

Hit-and-run injures couple, kills motodop
A motodop was killed and the married couple he was transporting were injured in a hit-and-run traffic accident involving two trucks last Monday in Prey Veng province’s Preah Sdech district. Police said that the victims were thrown from the motorbike after being hit by one truck, and the 30-year-old driver was killed immediately when a second truck ran over him after the fall. Both trucks escaped from the scene, despite nearby villagers’ attempts to arrest them. Koh Santepheap

Cassava farmers hurt after tractor accident
A mini-tractor overturned on Sunday morning, injuring three people as they transported cassava from their farm to a warehouse in Pailin province’s Pailin town, O’tavao commune. Police said that oncoming traffic startled the driver, who applied the brakes, causing the mini-tractor to roll over onto its occupants. The 15-year-old driver was seriously hurt, though the other two passengers sustained only minor injuries.Koh Santepheap

‘Journalists’ nabbed for attempted extortion
Police officials in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district arrested six men last Monday after they demanded compensation from a motorist whose car struck one of their motorbikes. The men, who claimed to be journalists, threatened to take a picture of the car and publish it in their newspaper. Police said that the men not only threatened the car’s driver, but also the traffic police officials who arrived on the scene. Koh Santepheap

Villagers find body after following foul stench
Police are investigating the death of an unidentified man who was found floating in a creek in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district last Monday. The villagers found the body and informed the authorities after noticing a bad smell in the area. Police concluded that the man had died several days prior, given the odor and level of decomposition. The body has not been identified. Koh Santepheap

Police reel in fisherman for electrocuting prey
Stung Treng province police officials arrested a man for using illegal fishing equipment on the Mekong River last Monday in Thala Barivat district. Military police confiscated the 21-year-old’s equipment, which included a machine for electrocuting fish and two batteries, as well as his boat and nearly 20 kilograms of fish. Military police sent the suspect to the Fisheries Administration office for processing. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Mom Kunthear

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