Boonlua Chatree

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:53

Photojournalists’ group president dies

Journalists are mourning the death of the president of the Mass Media Photographers Association of Thailand, Vichai Walapol, who died of liver cancer at age 63.

Pattaya police have issued an arrest warrant for the mother who allegedly abducted her two Thai-British daughters during their June visit to Thailand.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:37

Woman hurt in drive-by shooting

Police are looking for a young motorbike driver who shot a Pattaya woman while she was transporting two other people on her motorbike on Sukhumvit Road.

Jintada Takimnok, 23, sustained a single gunshot to the left side in the Aug. 15 incident near the Pattaya Floating Market. She was taken to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.

The victim’s brother, Niphat Takimnok, 21, said he and one other person were passengers on Jintada’s motorbike as they headed out around 11 a.m. to drink.

En route, Jintada overtook a lone driver on another bike, who apparently took offense. He sped up and pulled alongside, pulling a gun and firing once at the three-person bike.

Police are examining closed-circuit television camera footage in hopes of identifying the driver.

A Chonburi man already arrested, tried, convicted and having served out his light sentences six times for gold-snatching robberies was busted yet again in South Pattaya.

A Cambodian teenager was arrested for allegedly molesting a 5-year-old Khmer girl.

Identified only as “Phutta,” the 17-year-old construction worker was taken into custody Aug. 7 following a complaint filed by the child’s parents at Pattaya Police Station.

The parents said their girl had been upset and, when questioned, told them of the rape. The child said Phutta had threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

A medical examination confirmed the molestation.

The teen, who works with the couple at a construction camp, was picked up at their camp in North Pattaya. He denied the charges.

Police question the Cambodia teen about his alleged molesting of a 5-year-old girl.Police question the Cambodia teen about his alleged molesting of a 5-year-old girl.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 15:57

Police raid home gun factory in Huay Yai

An Issan man apparently building his own private armory in a Huay Yai garage was arrested on weapons and drugs charges by Pattaya and provincial police.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:07

Drunk Russian attacks pregnant woman, cops

A drunk Russian was arrested for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman, molesting another and then attacking police.

Eight years after escaping prosecution for allegedly stabbing an American tourist to death, a former Beach Road prostitute has been re-arrested for his death in Pattaya.

It was more than a bit unusual when Chonburi’s governor accompanied Pattaya police last week to make an arrest. But Alongkorn Saewang was not your usual suspect.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 15:40

Frenchman kills son, 2, in murder-suicide

A Frenchman slit the throat and poisoned his 2-year-old son before injecting himself with the same tranquilizer once used for prison executions in the United States.

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