Police Blotter: 4 Feb 2013

Police Blotter: 4 Feb 2013

Raucous routine gets pugilistic punks pinched
A little more spontaneity might have kept five notorious punks in Stung Treng town from arrest on Thursday. When all five gathered in a town park toting steel rods and wooden sticks, concerned citizens informed military police that the hoodlums were apparently planning one of their famous drug-induced wedding fights, or some other mischief. Before the quintet could begin their rampage, the military cops took them and their two motorbikes into custody. Kampuchea Thmey

Relationship gets rocky as wife learns of affair
A 60-year-old woman in the capital’s Prampi Makara district set out with sticks and stones to break some bones Thursday after she was hurt by romantic words — and more — between her husband and a 30-year-old woman. Police said the wife followed her husband to his tryst and broke in, attacking her rival with rocks and wooden sticks and leaving her badly injured. The husband, in an admirable show of chivalry, fled the scene, and police arrested the wife. Koh Santepheap

Victims should’ve played Give Peace a Chance
Finding themselves unable to groove with the tunes emanating from a pair of mobile phones on Thursday, four men drinking at a pub in Kampong Chhnang town set out to injure the phones’ two owners. Police said the four left to grab  a cleaver and returned to attack the men responsible for the jam, leaving one badly wounded and hospitalised. His relative suffered minor injuries. Police know who the four are and say that when they find them, they’ll really be in a jam. Koh Santepheap

Police to teach thieving student a real lesson
School is a good place to make connections, according to police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, who arrested a 19-year-old high-schooler at the centre of a suspected robbery network. Following an investigation of several thefts, police raided the suspect’s home on Wednesday and confiscated three motorbikes and two mobile phones. Police are questioning the student and searching for the accomplices that victims say accompanied the enterprising young man on his many robberies. Nokorwat

Kampot man seriously injured in hit-and-run
A 46-year-old man in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district was badly injured on Saturday when a speeding lorry crashed into his motorbike. A witness said the lorry was trying to pass a car when it collided with the victim’s moto, coming from the opposite direction. Police said the victim was badly concussed and sent to hospital. The lorry and motorbike were taken into custody. Kampuchea Thmey

Translated by Phak Seangly

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