A drunk Udon Thani man was arrested for allegedly slashing a speech-impaired woman in the face during an argument.
Pisit Supanaset, 38, was apprehended May 10, along with a bloody, 30-centimeter knife near a 7-Eleven in Najomtien.
The unidentified victim, in her 40s, was taken to Banglamung Hospital with a 12 cm. slash wound to her forehead.
Police said Pisit was a scavenger who lived in an abandoned building near the victim, who was a prostitute. Both were drinking and, after the woman got drunk, she accused Pisit of stealing her potential customers and sending them to his sister, who also is a prostitute.
A fight ensued and Pisit then slashed the woman, police said.
Pisit Supanaset has been arrested for allegedly slashing a speech-impaired woman in the face during an argument.
Three people were hurt when a youth-gang member opened fire on an herbal alcohol shop in Pattaya.
Supakit Polsan, owner of the herbs-in-alcohol cart near the Grand Hall Market on Soi Buakaow, was shot in the back May 11 and taken to the hospital before police arrived. Customers Suchada Promraksa, 34, was shot in the leg and Pang Prasertsung, 28, suffered a minor wound to the chest. Both were taken to Banglamung Hospital.
Suchada told police that she and Pang had gotten drunk and began to walk home across the street. In doing so, they cut in front of a youth on a motorbike traveling at high speed. He slammed on the brakes and the cyclist and Pang got into an argument.
Supakit then stepped in to break up the fight and the youth drove away, only to return with several other suspected gang members. They started shooting, hitting the three.
Police were unable to catch the bikers, but are reviewing CCTV footage in the area to identify the suspects.
The Chonburi Immigration Office inspected alien-workers camps in Banglamung District to root out human trafficking.
Immigration police and district officials checked the camps in Moo 3 and Moo 6 villages in Pong Sub-district May 14 to check whether they were in the kingdom legally or had become victims of human traffickers.
A foul-mouthed bus driver ended up on his knees begging for forgiveness after one of the objects of his road rage complained to police.
Pattaya police stopped the First Transport Co. bus driven by Kamolthum Kaewcharoen as it reached the intersection of Sukhumvit and Thepprasit roads May 2. Kamolthum, 43, was made to get out of the bus and wait as a driver subjected to a string of profanities identified him.
A Czech national hiding out in Thailand to escape embezzlement and fraud charges back home was captured in Pattaya.
David Mrozek, 37, was apprehended by Chonburi Immigration Police while jogging along Central Road May 8.
He is wanted on charges of embezzling more than 138,000 euros and receiving stolen property. Pattaya police were tipped off to his whereabouts by the Czech Embassy.
His visa dated April 18 was cancelled and he was prepared for deportation.
David Mrozek talks on the phone as he is being processed for deportation.
A top Royal Thai Police official inspected immigration and customs facilities at Laem Chabang Port to see how officers there monitor migrant workers and contraband cargo.
Deputy Commissioner-General Pol. Gen. Wuthi Liptapanlop met with Chonburi Immigration Office superintendent Pol. Col. Prapansak Prasarnsuk, port director Veerachart Buddharaksa and Customs Department specialist Pravit Sirimongkol April 30.
An Australian expat was arrested after police found crystal methamphetamine and marijuana in his Pattaya apartment.
David Andrew Vreeken, 49, was apprehended in his Soi Khopai room April 27. Police recovered 4 g. of marijuana from his refrigerator and 4.5 g. of crystal meth from behind it, along with drug paraphernalia.
Vreeken refused to admit he owned the drugs, claiming that a friend had brought drugs into his room. But he admitted using the narcotics during sessions with local women.
Vreeken faces charges of possession with intent to sell Class 1 and Class 5 narcotics.
Australian David Andrew Vreeken was apprehended in his Soi Khopai room and charged with possession of Class 1 and Class 5 narcotics.
A Pattaya teenager claims he was kicked and injured by a civil-defense volunteer in full view of police, despite doing nothing wrong.
The 17-year-old boy said he and several school friends stopped at a Bangchak gas station on Central Road around 4 a.m. May 1 when they were approached by a group of Thappraya 2310 civilian volunteers, who demanded a search of their motorbikes.
A truck carrying police officers arrived as the youths were ordered to sit on the ground. One, however, said that, due to a leg injury he couldn’t.
He claims one of the volunteers then kicked him in the stomach and eye and police did nothing.
A search of the bikes and the boys found nothing and the teenager now wants police to take action against the volunteer.
Pattaya police took his report and promised to look into it.
The Chonburi Immigration Office staged a traditional Songkran activity a day after the Songkran madness ended.
Superintendent Pol. Col. Prapansak Prasarnsuk hosted the April 20 “rod nam dum hua” ceremony at the Jomtien Beach office.
Relatives and family members of immigration officials were invited to join the ceremony to poor scented water into the palms of the senior officers while asking for blessings.
Chonburi Immigration officials and staff gathered to soak the palms and pay respect to Prapansak, who doled out his blessings.
Relatives and family members of immigration officials were invited to join the “rod nam dum hua” ceremony at the Chonburi Immigration Office in Jomtien.
Officials and staff poor scented water into the palms of Superintendent Pol. Col. Prapansak Prasarnsuk.
A French expat wanted for beating his girlfriend was arrested and deported after immigration police discovered he had overstayed his visa by two years.
Medhi Karim Draoui, 32, was captured by Pattaya police and Chonburi Immigration Office April 20. He’d been wanted on a warrant after his ex-girlfriend brought assault charges against him.
Draoui said that he entered Thailand March 19, 2013 on a one-month passport visa exemption. He instead overstayed two years and three days.
Medhi Karim Draoui (left) has been deported for a two-year overstay.