Police Blotter: 7 Mar 2012

Police Blotter: 7 Mar 2012

Woman stabs guest for wine-throwing incident
A woman accused of nearly stabbing a drunken man to death was arrested on Saturday in Pursat province’s Kandieng district. The victim was drinking wine at the suspect’s home and threw a glass of wine at the suspect, after she cursed at him. She then allegedly grabbed a knife and stabbed the victim in the head, chest and left hand. Police said the victim was hospitalised with critical injuries and the suspect will be detained until trial. Nokorwat

Water buffalo thieves captured by authorities
Two men in their mid-40s were jailed on Saturday after they were found in possession of four stolen buffalo in Kratie province’s Prek Prasop district. A villager in the area filed a complaint on Thursday, in which he told police four of his buffalo had gone missing. Police found the suspects concealing the buffalo in the forest. Police said both suspects, who have allegedly stolen buffalo in the past, had confessed to the theft. The buffalo were returned to their rightful owner. Koh Santepheap

Man beats brother-in-law for insulting sister
Military police apprehended a 33-year-old Vietnamese man accused of beating his brother-in-law with a stick on Sunday in Banteay Meanchey. The suspect heard his brother-in-law cursing at his sister, so he hit him twice in the head with a stick. Prior to the beating, both men had been drinking alcohol together for several hours. The victim, 42, fled the area to seek medical care. Koh Santepheap

Father accuses son of setting house on fire
After allegedly attempting to set his home on fire, a 32-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. The suspect’s father, 59, said his unemployed son had urged him to sell the home in order to make money, but when he disagreed, his son began destroying property inside the house. The suspect’s father filed a complaint with police after he said his son threatened to burn the house down. The suspect was arrested for questioning. Rasmei Kampuchea

Teenage bag-snatcher detained by authorities
A  teen was arrested on Monday shortly after snatching a handbag from a woman in the capital’s Prampi Makara district. The 22-year-old woman said she had parked her motorbike in front of a restaurant and accidentally left her bag in the moto’s basket. The 17-year-old suspect snatched the bag and attempted to make a quick getaway, but was captured by police officers in the area. The handbag was returned to the woman and the suspect awaits trial. Nokorwat

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