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Police Blotter: 30 Dec 2009

Police Blotter: 30 Dec 2009

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A man was arrested Saturday in the midst of delivering invitations to his imminent wedding following a complaint from his ex-wife. Kandal province military police picked the man up because he allegedly refused to appear in court to face accusations from his ex-wife. The man has been accused of injuring her during an argument last year when the two were still married. The man’s relatives are trying to have him released because his wedding is scheduled for today.

Bystanders in Prampi Makara district were shocked this week at the sight of a policeman firing his gun wildly into the air in the middle of the night Sunday. Witnesses said this particular police officer has been known to fire his gun randomly into the air whenever he downs a few alcoholic beverages. They were at a loss to explain why the officer pulled the trigger. The incident happened despite the fact City Hall has created a task force to crack down on what it has called “anarchic firing”.

Three young monks have been defrocked in Banteay Meanchey province following their arrest for allegedly consuming illegal drugs and fighting in a pagoda. Police said this is the first time the three young men had been known to commit such mistakes and spared the trio a trip to the courts. They were, however, sent to the police station to be educated about drugs. They were defrocked when they were released. A total of six monks are suspected of partaking in drugs in the same incident, but an investigation is ongoing.

A suspected guesthouse thief in Chamkarmon district was caught in the act of stealing thousands of dollars from a policeman who happened to be staying at the same establishment. Police say the girl confessed that she made a hole in the room door with a lighter. However, the room’s occupants were still awake, prompting her to run off. She persisted, however, allegedly attempting to break into another room, but she was stopped by a bellhop.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl in Kampong Speu, police said. Police said the man confessed that he raped the child “drunkenly”. District police said the man seized the girl when her parents were away and assaulted her about 20 metres away from her home.


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