Police Blotter: 7 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 7 Feb 2012

Cop accused of causing moto crash, waving gun
A 44-year-old policeman was arrested for allegedly causing a traffic accident and threatening those involved with a gun in Siem Reap town on Saturday. Police said the suspect drove his three-wheeled motorcycle into a couple on a motorcycle, injuring them slightly. The suspect then argued with them about who had caused the accident and threatened them with his handgun. Police have confiscated the motorcycles pending an investigation. Koh Santepheap  

Teens charged after expat’s laptops stolen
A trio was arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing three laptops from a British expatriate in the capital’s Daun Penh district. Police said three men, aged 16, 17 and 32, broke into the rented home of a British chef, 50, on Thursday in the early hours of the morning and stole the laptops. Police apprehended the suspects the next day. Kampuchea Thmey

Scrap collector attacked over affair, say police
A scrap collector was stabbed on Friday by two men in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town who accused him of having an affair with another man’s wife. Police said the suspects, 16 and 26, attacked the 26-year-old scrap collector while he walked alone. The victim was critically injured and passed out at the scene. His relatives filed a complaint with police, who arrested the suspects on Saturday. They said the victim’s affair motivated the stabbing. Koh Santepheap

Drugs seized, four men arrested in house raid
Police arrested four alleged drug users aged 20, 23, 25 and 27 in a rented house in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district on Sunday. Police said the men were abusing drugs when they raided the house. Eleven packages of drugs and related equipment were seized. Neighbours said the group also trafficked drugs. Rasmey Kampuchea

Experienced motorbike thief confesses: police
A 34-year-old man was arrested for stealing a motorcycle in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Sunday. The victim said he had parked his motorcycle in front of his house. He later saw the suspect riding away on the motorcycle and reported it to the police. When arrested, the suspect admitted to the theft and said he had stolen motorcycles many times, police said. Kampuchea Thmey

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