Police Blotter: 7 Mar 2013

Police Blotter: 7 Mar 2013

Play something we can dance to or it’s on: thugs
A DJ with a lacklustre play list led to a wild scene at an engagement party in Kampot province on Monday. Police said seven partygoers flew into a rage when the party manager refused to play any music worth dancing to, and began destroying chairs, plates, glasses or anything else in arms’ reach before police finally arrived. That’s when the slingshots came out. Six of the seven men were able to escape amidst the hail of projectiles, while one 19-year-old cohort took the fall. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Machetes the curse of the taunting class
A case of class warfare gone horribly wrong has landed a pair of Banteay Meanchey men behind bars. The duo were scooped up on Tuesday after two weeks on the lam following an attack on three well-to-do compatriots. Police said the five men were drinking beer together when an argument erupted and the two suspects – who believe they were being mocked for being poor – pulled out machetes, which were employed liberally about the heads and torsos of the victims.The machete-wielders were caught later. DEUM AMPIL
   
Buzz surrounding garage side project quietened   
A grease monkey with a profitable sideline as a neighbourhood dope slinger saw it all go up in smoke after a police raid on Monday. Acting on a tip, the cops paid a visit to the suspect’s garage, where they found him in possession of 21 small packages of ya ma. After his arrest, he confessed, but refused to divulge the names of his clientele. Police are now on the hunt for others involved. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Wannabe crime pair prove hacks at best
LIKE a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde with their sites set incredibly low, a crime-loving couple were snared by cops on Monday after attacking a motodop and stealing his bike. Police said the married duo had employed the motodop’s services in Prey Veng’s Baphnom district for a ride home. Unfortunately, he was unaware of the meat cleaver they were packing, or of their true intentions. After hacking him four times, the couple drove the bike for a romantic getaway to Banteay Meanchey province, where police caught them. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Bus driver blamed after bike crashes into rear
 Authorities are blaming a bus driver for an accident in the capital’s Dangkor district on Tuesday that left an 18-year-old critically injured. Police said the 31-year-old was driving carelessly when he made a quick right turn without giving a signal. The victim, who had been following on her moto, failed to see the move and slammed into the rear of the bus. She was sent to hospital. KAMPUCHEA THMEY

Translated by Phak Seangly

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