Pattaya police averted a teenage gang war when they raided an illegal pub where more than 130 underage boys and girls were found drinking.
Police were called to the Zood pub across from Soi Arunothai School around 3 a.m. Dec. 7. There they found 30 under-18 teenagers waiting for young rivals to emerge from the unnamed bar, with the intent of attacking them.
Chonburi Immigration Police arrested a Canadian man accused of real estate fraud.
Marko Vujic, 37, was captured Dec. 12 near the offices of Golden View Co. on 3rd Road Pattaya.
Vujic is accused of advertising condominium developments on the Internet and taking millions of baht in deposits, but never actually building any condos.
Canadian Marko Vujic has been arrested, charged with real estate fraud.
Area police and political officials inaugurated Pattaya’s new police beach patrols with cartoon characters, but are assuring tourists its new commitment to safety won’t be comical.
Two Pakistanis and a South Korean were arrested for allegedly using electronic cards and passports to rob Pattaya department stores.
Kang Youngwon, 45, Ahmad Rise, 45, and Muhammad Naveed Anwar, 39, were captured while sitting in their Toyota Yaris at North Pattaya’s Tesco Lotus mall Nov. 28. Police found 13 bogus electronic cards and a counterfeit Japanese passport with them.
Police have arrested two Pakistanis and a South Korean for allegedly using electronic cards and fake passports to rob Pattaya department stores.
Searching the suspects’ hotel rooms, police uncovered another set of fake electronic cards and passports, card-production equipment and printers.
Security personnel at Kasikornbank, who reported numerous charges made by copied credit and debit cards at several Pattaya-area stores, had tipped off police to the suspects.
All three were charged with counterfeiting passports, producing fake electronic cards, use of fake passports and immigration charges.
A Russian man facing eight years in jail at home for selling steroids from Thailand was captured hiding out in Jomtien Beach.
A bargirl was robbed and left naked on an East Pattaya roadside after servicing a customer in the woods.
The unnamed woman sought help and clothes from a security guard near Aekmhongkhol Village on Soi Chaiyapruek 4 Dec. 1.
She told police she had been on her way to work at a Pattaya bar when a Thai man on a motorbike stopped to proposition her for 1,500 baht. She agreed and the two went to a secluded location for oral sex.
When they were through, the man shouted that someone was coming, surprising the woman, who jumped for her clothes. The suspect took the opportunity to ride off with half her garments and her purse, containing 9,000 baht and two smartphones worth about 30,000 baht total.
The security guard said it was not the first time young men had targeted women traveling alone for robbery.
Pattaya police raided a North Pattaya pharmacy, seizing more than 500 illegal tranquilizers and sexual stimulants.
Sirisa Neeyadis, the 44-year-old owner of the Sirisa Pharmacy on Nernplabwan in East Pattaya, was arrested in the Nov. 26 raid.
Nine ethnic Chinese were arrested in Chonburi following a raid of a telephone-scam call center.
Immigration and Technology Crime Suppression Division police with observers from a Chinese police task force stormed the Punya Resort Village in Muang District Nov. 21 after tracking the Internet address of computers making scam and extortion calls to China.
Macau police were given a lesson on how local cops fight crime during a visit to Pattaya.
Chonburi police deputy commander Supathee Bungkhrong and Pattaya police superintendent Col. Suthat Pumpunmuang welcomed Macau Chief Superintendent Paul Leong Hon San and Superintendent Cho Song Un along with five other officers to the Soi 9 police headquarters Nov. 19.
An overzealous civil-defense volunteer is being blamed for a motorbike accident that injured an 18-year-old on Sukhumvit Road.
Pongthep Bunserm, a worker at a wood factory in Rayong, was hurt when he collided with a BMW sedan Nov. 12 in South Pattaya. Moments later, the volunteer, who legally has no arrest powers, slapped cuffs on the teen and hauled him away to police without seeking immediate treatment for his wounds.