Boonlua Chatree

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:20

American wanted for assault captured in Pattaya

An American wanted on assault charges back home was captured hiding in Pattaya.

Christopher William Parker, 53, was apprehended Nov. 20 by Chonburi Immigration Police after he applied for a year-long extension of stay to his non-immigrant visa.

Two women were arrested for allegedly pickpocketing a British tourist in Pattaya.

Wannipha Chaiyapap, 22, and Boonkua Baekuntod, 53, were taken into custody while arguing with 48-year-old Donald Idekwe of the United Kingdom on Beach Road Nov. 15.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:13

2 ex-cons busted for Pattaya gang-rape

Two men were arrested for allegedly getting a 19-year-old woman drunk and then gang raping her with three other suspects still on the run.

Chanatip Wisedhom, 26, and Itthiphol Dejboon, 33, were captured after running naked from the room of the victim at Prima Place on Soi Kophai Nov. 21.

A senior Tourist Police Division official reached out to Pattaya tourists Nov. 9, offering roses on Walking Street to reassure visitors following the grisly murder of a Thai woman there four days earlier.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:23

U.S. fugitive nabbed in Pattaya

An American fugitive wanted for drug possession back home was captured in Pattaya.

Sean Nicholls Tobin, 30, was apprehended by immigration police Nov. 2 at Suksabai Villa. Tobin tried to run when he saw officers, but was surrounded.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:17

Fire guts Nongprue warehouse

Fire destroyed a Nongprue Sub-district warehouse, causing about a half-million baht in damage.

Fire crews were called Nov. 8 to the Auction House in Moo 1 village. It took seven trucks about an hour to douse the flames. A room containing appliances and a motorcycle was gutted.

A 16-year-old was detained after allegedly threatening at knifepoint a Danish man who refused to buy one of his fake watches.

Lars Jensen, 50, said he was having a drink at a beer bar around 11 p.m. when the young watch seller and another man approached him to buy counterfeit brand-name timepieces.

Area police arrested a Thai man they claimed was selling drugs to Pattaya tourists.

Ruechai Bathayaso, 48, was captured in a sting operation Nov. 7 by Najomtien Sub-district police and officers from the Transnational Crime Coordination Center.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:47

Transgender accused of assault

A Finnish man who tried to walk out on his 79-baht bar bill got a high heel to the head from a transvestite who tried to force him to pay up.

Jouko Juhani Salminen, 53, suffered a cut to the noggin in the late-night Nov. 11 brawl a beer bar on Soi 8.

A waiter in a central Pattaya go-go bar will not face charges for attacking a drunk Irishman who ran out on a 160-baht bill.

Klisana Thotamwong, 30, was questioned by Pattaya police who raided the Oasis bar on Soi Buakaow around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 6. He admitted to assaulting a man in his late 50s or early 60s identified only as Johnny in the early hours of the previous day after the Irishman refused to pay his small bill.

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