Family, friends and top police officials turned out to pay last respects to a Banglamung Police lance corporal killed in last month’s deadly police effort to reclaim Bangkok’s Phan Fah Bridge from anti-government demonstrators.
Chonburi Immigration Police have arrested a Belgian fugitive wanted for allegedly murdering his wife and dumping her body in a lake before fleeing to Pattaya.
A 70-year-old grandmother stabbed a 15-year-old she found breaking into her grocery store.
The teenager suffered a 3cm stab wound to the head in the Feb. 24 incident on Soi Tanman-Thunglom 13. He was given first aid and taken to Banglamung Police Station.
Suri Suwannapat said she had closed the grocery in the front of her home and gone to bed when she heard someone breaking in through the ventilation system. The boy, she claimed, covered her mouth, but she fought back and screamed for help.
Suri’s niece, Malini Greemla, 24, came from next door, but was unable to fight off the larger boy. Suri said she then pulled out a knife she keeps under her bed and stabbed the suspect.
Police suspect the teenager was under the influence of drugs. Officers said the boy confessed to the break-in, claiming to need money to visit his girlfriend in Bangkok.
Immigration police have arrested a Russian fugitive wanted on embezzlement and extortion who had gone into the real estate business in Pattaya.
Police arrested two transvestite prostitutes on Beach Road for allegedly pick-pocketing an American sailor.
An African man in a hurry ended up the victim of road rage after a gang of Thai men broke his windshield.
A German tourist who died on Dongtan Beach was not discovered for six hours because people assumed he was sleeping.
Markus Pullmann of Cologne was found by a friend on a beach chair Feb. 12. His cause of death remains a mystery.
Friend Gerold Schaeffer said he thought Pullman was sleeping after reading the newspaper. Only when direct sunlight began shining on Pullman’s face did Schaeffer check on his fellow countryman, discovering he wasn’t breathing. Police estimated he’d been dead about six hours.
Pullman arrived in Thailand on Feb. 5 and was staying at View Talay 5 in Jomtien Beach. Schaeffer said his friend came to the beach everyday and that he always seemed healthy.
Beach vendors said they remembered the dead man walking around the beach around 10 a.m.
A drunk Russian who shorted out the sound system at a Second Road beer bar over the selection of music played got a severe beat-down from the beer bar’s security staff and band.