Police Blotter: 9 Feb 2012

Police Blotter: 9 Feb 2012

Irate neighbour beats up motorcycle thief
A 22-year-old would-be thief was seriously injured by an irate neighbour on Tuesday in the capital’s Sen Sok district. Police said the neighbour caught the man while he was stealing a motorcycle. He then beat up the thief, stopping only when police intervened. They advised the man to send perpetrators to the police rather than taking matters into his own hands. The suspect was sent to hospital, before being sent to court.  Rasmey Kampuchea

Six accused of going on drunken rampage
Four men and two women were arrested in Battambang town on Monday for destroying property in a shop while drunk. The shop owner said the group had drunk wine before behaving violently toward other customers, destroying tables and glasses. The owner filed a complaint with police, who detained the group for one night. The next morning, they denied their actions, saying they were too drunk to be aware of what they were doing. The owner has filed for compensation from the six. Koh Santepheap

Couple quarrel after wife’s tryst with ex
A couple was detained by police on Monday in the capital’s Russei Keo district after a guesthouse owner reported their quarrel. Police said the wife had been carrying on an affair with her ex-boyfriend in the guesthouse, and was found out by her husband. The couple argued and fought, alarming guests. Police advised the couple on settling their differences before letting them go. Rasmey Kampuchea

Grandmother dies as car slams into tuk-tuk
A 72-year-old woman died and her granddaughter, 3, was seriously injured in a traffic accident in the capital’s Meanchey district on Wednesday. Police said a car had crashed into the tuk-tuk that the woman and child were in. The woman fell from the tuk-tuk and died at the scene, and her granddaughter was hospitalised. Police are looking for the car’s driver. Kampuchea Thmey

Police swoop on men ‘dealing’ under tree
Two men, 22 and 29, were arrested for alleged drug trafficking in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong town on Tuesday. Police caught them while they were trying to sell drugs under a tree and seized 17 packages of ya ma and related tools. Police said they had been investigating the pair for a few months, as they were notorious in the village for dealing drugs. Koh Santepheap

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