Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2011

Police Blotter: 6 Apr 2011

A 23-YEAR-OLD man attempted suicide in Svay Rieng city on Monday.
Apathetic wife ignores suicide attempt
A 23-YEAR-OLD man attempted suicide in Svay Rieng city on Monday. The victim swallowed poison but was sent to a nearby hospital immediately and survived. Neighbours said they saw the victim and his wife arguing with each other when the man tried to kill himself with poison, yet his wife didn’t seem to care so they brought him to hospital. Police have detained the wife for questioning to understand why she didn’t help her husband or take him to hospital.
RASMEY KAMPUCHEA

Illegal water factory raided in Poipet
POLICE in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet city on Friday raided a house that was producing counterfeit water without permission from authorities. Police said that they received a complaint from a drinking water company, which led to a seizure of hundreds of bottles of counterfeit water. Police arrested a couple accused of producing the water, who claimed it took too long to get permission so they began producing the water without it. The suspects have since been detained.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Bid to export banyan thwarted by police
POLICE in Kampong Cham’s Memot district detained a truck driver for questioning after he illegally transported a banyan tree on Saturday. The suspect claimed that he had received orders from a customer to put the tree in their house, but police were sceptical of his claims. Police detained the truck owner for questioning and discovered the tree was being transported to Vietnam to be sold and that it had been bought from residents in a nearby village.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

Robbery suspect busted at market
A 46-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested after she allegedly robbed a woman of her purse in Pursat’s Krakor district on Monday. Police said that while the victim was shopping the suspect stole her purse and managed to escape, but police quickly apprehended her. The purse contained 300,000 riel (US$75) and the suspect has since been sent to provincial court.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Drunk driver crashes into pedestrian
A 35-YEAR-OLD man was seriously injured in a traffic accident in Kampot’s Kampong Trach district on Sunday. Police said that he was crossing the road when a motorbike crashed into him. He was quickly taken to hospital by his family and police detained the driver who claimed he did not intend to hit the pedestrian, but admitted that he was intoxicated and was driving at an excessive speed. Police said the suspect will pay compensation to the victim.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

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