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Police Blotter: 30 Jul 2010

Police Blotter: 30 Jul 2010

POLICE

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE SCREAMING TEEN
Mystery surrounds a surprising occurrence that has left families in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district scratching their heads. Neighbours said they heard the sound of a teenage girl calling for help from within an adjacent home. Since the house owners were away in the provinces, the neighbours assumed there must have been violence taking place. So they called police, who burst into the home and found nothing suspicious. The house’s owners said they had no plans to file a complaint against police for breaking into the house.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

THREE-WAY RACE SENDS STUDENT TO HOSPITAL
A 17-year-old student was hospitalised after a three-vehicle road race in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district Wednesday ended with one car smashing into a house. Witnesses reported seeing three flashy cars racing down the road before one of the vehicles lost control and ploughed into the house. No injuries were reported from those inside the house. The 17-year-old student was sent to hospital. The driver gave US$300 to the house owner as compensation.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

PARKED LORRY CAUSES FATAL CRASH WITH CART
One person is dead and another person is injured after a motorised cart slamemed into the back of a parked truck in Battambang town Tuesday. Witnesses reported that the truck suffered a flat tyre, causing the driver to pull over to the side of the road. In the darkness, the driver of the motorised cart could not see the truck and crashed into it. Police said the truck driver did not put up any warning signs. He also fled the scene, they said.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

SON KILLS HIMSELF OVER CRITICISM OF PLOUGHING
Police said a Prey Veng man killed himself Saturday after his parents criticised his field-ploughing skills. Police said the man had been ploughing the family’s land all day so that his parents could plant rice. But when the parents started planting, they criticised the son, saying that he had done a very poor job. The son became angry and plodded home, where he committed suicide, police said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

GUARDS ACCUSED OF STEALING TROUSERS
Police arrested two men accused of stealing trousers from a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district Monday. The suspects are said to be security guards who worked at the factory. The factory’s owner said she saw the suspects fleeing from the factory with a car full of trousers.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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