Boonlua Chatree

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:18

Swiss man tries to gas himself in South Pattaya

A Swiss national was saved from an apparent suicide attempt when he was discovered with two open gas cylinders in his car in South Pattaya.

A woman’s boyfriend has been arrested for allegedly killing her in a drunken rage.

Suthep Sangsawang, 38, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16, still drunk. In the middle of his TT Guesthouse room lay girlfriend Arunratsami Prakon, 39, who had been beaten badly. Numerous empty whiskey bottles were scattered around the room.

Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a mobile phone from a patient at Banglamung Hospital while posing as a visitor.

Prapas Sondee, 25, was captured in his Soi Kophai 5 apartment Oct. 15. Police said Prapas denied the theft until they found a receipt showing he’d recently sold a cellphone for 2,000 baht.

The suspect told police he’d wandered around the hospital, pretending to be a visitor there, until he could find something to steal and sell to feed himself.

Prapas Sondee has been arrested for stealing a mobile phone from a patient at Banglamung HospitalPrapas Sondee has been arrested for stealing a mobile phone from a patient at Banglamung Hospital

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:11

Armed robbers take down Na Jomtien 7-11

Police are searching for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven on Sukhumvit Road.

Police were called to the convenience store inside a PTT gas station in Najomtien around 5 a.m. Oct. 17.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:43

Python misses out on chicken dinner

A wet and hungry python was captured at a Thepprasit Soi 5 home before it was able to feast on a chicken dinner.

Animal-control officers were called by Supoj Kaewsuwan Oct. 9, who found the 3-meter-long snake in his yard. Heavy rains have sent many snakes slithering out of hiding and this one was in a bamboo bush near a tree line.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:55

Suspected French pedophile, Thai pimp arrested

Human-trafficking police arrested a Frenchman for allegedly purchasing sexual services of a 13-year-old girl.

Pattaya police and Palisorn Noja, director of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center, raided a hotel on Soi Chalermprakiet 13 Oct. 11, arresting Arnaud Jean Nicolas Mariolle, 46, and 37-year-old Prapaporn Sawangram, the alleged Thai pimp who sold the Frenchman the young girl for 3,000 baht.

Police have arrested four teenagers and are seeking two more people for shooting a young couple after they left an all-night pub in Pattaya.

Nattapong Phon-guen, 19, was shot in the chest, stomach and face, while 17-year-old Nattawan Pathisarn suffered a single 9mm gunshot to the stomach. Both were in fair condition after being hospitalized.

Security cameras caught images of two young Thai men who allegedly stole a thin gold chain from a disabled woman in central Pattaya.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:48

Russian fugitive found hiding in Pattaya

Immigration police rounded up a Russian fugitive hiding in Pattaya and prepared to deport him home to face robbery charges.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:13

2 arrested in East Pattaya robbery, shooting

A former employee and his brother-in-law have been arrested for allegedly shooting his former boss and two others during a robbery of about 100,000 baht in gold and electronics from a Pattaya beauty-care shop.

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