Police Blotter: 31 Jan 2012

Police Blotter: 31 Jan 2012

Masked man with knife attacks motorcyclist
A 28-year-old man was seriously injured after being attacked on Saturday in Kratie province‘s Stung Trang district. The victim said he was riding his motorcycle home when a masked man stabbed him with a knife, causing him to fall from his motorcycle. Villagers sent the man to hospital. Rasmey Kampuchea

Fish transporter stabs himself at city market
Neighbouring vendors were shocked when a 27-year-old man stabbed himself in a market in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Saturday. Police said he transported fish, and was mentally unwell. While working, he took out a knife and stabbed himself in the stomach, seriously injuring himself. Fearing that he had intended to attack others, nearby vendors stayed away. The man then went to the hospital. Police have notified his family. Kampuchea Thmey

Man says instrument theft not a solo project
A 19-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for stealing traditional musical instruments from a pagoda in Kandal province. Police said the court had issued a warrant for the man’s arrest, which stated he had been stealing from the pagoda since 2010. The suspect said he had sold the instruments he had stolen, and that he had accomplices. Koh Santepheap

Card players arrested, given gambling lesson
Police in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district arrested five problem gamblers on Sunday. After complaints from neighbours, police said they raided a house where the three men and two women were known to gather. The problem gamblers would neglect their children and not work, playing cards in a bid to support their families. Police educated those arrested on the ills of gambling addiction and released them. Rasmey Kampuchea  

Men arrested, drugs seized during raid
Two men were arrested and sent to court for alleged drug trafficking in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district on Saturday. Police said they had conducted a raid, arrested two men and seized 18 packages of drugs and related equipment. A number of other suspects escaped. The suspects have admitted their involvement, saying the trade had been going on for a while. Kampuchea Thmey

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