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Police Blotter 31 Dec 2008

Police Blotter 31 Dec 2008

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TODDLER KILLED IN DRUNKEN SHOOTOUT

Sarak Thida, 2, was shot and killed outside his house on Saturday in Phnom Penh. Two groups had starting fighting after both had been out drinking. One group repeatedly shot their guns to intimidate the other group, and one of these shots hit Sarak Thida. All the shooters escaped, but the police have detained the other group for questioning.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN FALLS TO DEATH FROM TALL TREE

Sar Chhorn, 42, was hired to cut down a tree in Kampong Speu's Samraong Torng district. He fell from the tree and was speared in the head by a sharp stick, killing him instantly.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

MAN KILLED IN AX ATTACK IN  PURSAT

Vong Piseth, 18, was hacked to death with an ax at a concert Saturday in Sampov Meas district, Pursat province. After the ax attack, he was taken to the provincial hospital by his friends where he died. A motorbike was left at the concert, and the police suspect that it belongs to the perpetrator.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN CHARGED  WITH RAPING GIRL

In Kandal province on December 24, Mael Roeun, 31, allegedly pulled an 18-year-old girl off a bike into a rice paddy and proceeded to rape her twice.The following day the victim reported the crime to the police and on Saturday, Mael Roeun was arrested.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

ONE KILLED DRIVING RECKLESSLY

Muol Thol, 24, died in hospital in Thailand on Saturday after his reckless driving caused an accident in Battambang province's Veal Vong village. Police said Muol Thol was trying to overtake a vehicle with his motorcycle when he ran into a pickup truck driving in the opposite direction. Muol Thol's passenger, 19-year-old Naong Chan, was severely hurt in the crash and taken to the district hospital, witnesses said.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

DRUNKEN MILITARY MAN INJURES FOUR

Four people were injured and seven motorbikes were damaged when a drunken military police officer drove his car into row of motorbikes outside of a cafe in Ek Phnom district, Battambang province, on Sunday. Samrith Mao, 28, the intoxicated military officer, was arrested, despite fleeing the scene.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

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