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Police Blotter: 30 Apr 2012

Police Blotter: 30 Apr 2012

Drunk man stabbed to death for attacking dog
A man was allegedly stab-bed to death by his neighbour in Kampong Cham town on Saturday. The victim’s mother said the two men had never got along and often argued. On the day of the murder, police said, the victim was drunk and attacked his neighbour’s dog when it would not stop barking. His behaviour angered his neighbour, who allegedly stabbed him to death before fleeing. Police are searching for the suspected killer. Kampuchea Thmey

Missing teen’s body found in Pursat pond
THE BODY of a teenager was discovered in a pond in Pursat province’s Krakor district on Saturday. Police said the body was that of an 18-year-old man who had been reported missing by his family a few days earlier. His family said he had a mental illness and had left his home on his motorbike last week. Police have not yet found the motorbike. They are investigating the body and scene to see if foul play was involved. Koh Santepheap

Truck driver flees after construction site death
A TRUCK on a construction site in Stung Treng province’s Thala Barivat district ran over and instantly killed a 37-year-old man on Saturday. Witnesses said the driver was reversing when he struck the victim. He usually had a colleague to help him maneuver, but on this occasion did not. The driver fled the site of the accident and police are searching for him. Koh Santepheap

Soldier accused of setting fire to house
A SOLDIER was arrested in Stung Treng town on Saturday for alleged domestic violence and arson. The 39-year-old man is accused of attacking his wife and daughter and then setting fire to his home. The blaze was extinguished by a neighbour, but not before it had spread to another house, police said. Both houses were destroyed. The suspect’s family said the soldier frequently drank too much and was often abusive. Rasmey Kampuchea

Ladyboy detained for alleged bag-snatching
A 21-YEAR-old ladyboy was arrested after allegedly snatching a foreigner’s bag in Siem Reap town on Saturday. Police said there were four men involved in the mugging, but they only managed to detain one. The victim was leaving a minimart when the group grabbed his bag and police appeared on the scene when he shouted for help. The suspect admitted to the crime while in custody, police said. Koh Santepheap