Police Blotter: 4 May 2012

Police Blotter: 4 May 2012

‘Gangsters’ flee after cutting off man’s ear
A 20-year-old man had his right ear cut off during a scuffle with five men in the capital’s Russei Keo district on Sunday. Police said the victim was sitting alone on the railway tracks when he was accosted by a group of five “gangsters”, leading to a brawl. After cutting off the man’s  ear, the attackers fled. Police said they have identified the suspects, but their whereabouts are unknown. The victim was hospitalised. Kampuchea Thmey

Driver arrested after cart crashes into pond
The driver of a cart carrying 30 garment factory employees to work was arrested on Wednesday after he crashed into a small pond full of garbage on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said all of the garments workers aboard the cart sustained minor injuries, due to alleged reckless driving that led to the crash. The driver is being detained until compensation for the injured can be sorted. Koh Santepheap

Drunkard accused of using stick to hit car
A man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly got drunk and vandalised a car with a stick in Kratie province’s Sambo district. Police who made the arrest said the suspect, 55-year-old Ri Botha, was heavily intoxicated at a party on a sugar cane plantation when he took a stick and struck a Toyota Camry several times. However, it is not known why the suspect was upset. Koh Santepheap

Football gamblers sent to prison after arrests
Six men were charged with illegal gambling on Tuesday and sentenced by the Phnom Penh municipal court to serve 20 days in prison. The convicted men, who police said were arrested on Saturday, were all found guilty of making illegal bets online. Police said the gamblers were betting on football, which is considered illegal. Koh Santepheap

Husband and wife in booze-fuelled crash
A husband and wife were arrested in the capital’s Tuol Kork district after allegedly driving drunk and crashing into a street barrier. Police said the couple was intoxicated when they wrecked their Honda CR-V into a barrier and then attempted to flee the scene. Police were able to detain the husband and wife, who are being held until they are sent to court to be charged. Koh Santepheap

Translated by Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

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