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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:56

Man arrested for shooting in air

A Huay Yai man was arrested for firing gunshots into the air in an early morning show of bravado on Third Road.

Sarawut Charoenklang, 40, was captured around 4 a.m. April 4 in front of the Moo 7 School in Nong Phungkhaew. Police found a loaded 9mm handgun on him. Three other men and a woman between ages 19 and 25 were stopped with Sarawat, searched and released.

A former Chonburi elected official was arrested for allegedly operating a large methamphetamine-dealing network on behalf of a Chonburi Prison inmate.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:44

Norwegian, 68, drowns at Dongtan Beach

An elderly Norwegian drowned off Jomtien Beach after a day of drinking and sunbathing.

The lifeless body of Leif Anders Lonvik, 68, was pulled ashore at Dongtan Beach April 5. Efforts at CPR failed.

Police said witnesses reported that Lonvik was a common visitor to the beach and would spend his days drinking beer and sunbathing. No one apparently thought anything of it when he went for a swim.

Police speculated Lonvik was drunk and drowned, but the body was sent to the Forensics Institute for more-scientific determination.

A German-Thai couple wanted in Europe on more than 40 criminal charges has been arrested for allegedly operating the German International School without a license.

A Huay Yai man was arrested for shooting off a handgun at Bali Hai Pier and then leading police on a chase throughout South Pattaya.

A drunken Chaloempol Chao-suan, 28, was apprehended on Soi Yensabai early April 1 after a chase that led police from the pier, past Chaimongkol Temple and through South Pattaya side streets. A loaded 9 mm handgun was confiscated.

A drunk Pattaya city municipal officer who flew into a fit of road rage was arrested for harassing Russian tourists and brandishing a gun.

Chaiyon Chaodon, 41, was apprehended April 1 after the 10 p.m. incident near the Pattaya Floating Market. A loaded 38-caliber handgun was confiscated from the glove compartment of his Mazda pickup truck.

Six men were arrested for assaulting the owner of a convenience store who fired one of their wives.

Kriangkrai Chanapal, 29, and five friends were apprehended around 3 a.m. March 23 near the intersection of Second and Central Roads. Kriangkrai’s wife, Sroisurin Chanaphal, 28, escaped with the victim’s purse.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 16:09

Fire destroys Third Road karaoke bar

Fire destroyed the Honeymoon Karaoke bar in central Pattaya, causing a huge traffic jam, but no injuries.

About 30 firefighters took about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames that burned the Third Road building to the ground. Authorities closed Third Road and Soi Chalermprakiat 14, causing a huge backup.

Chonburi Immigration police arrested another group of Sri Lankans using Thailand as a transit point in a human trafficking ring.

A Banglamung Police officer set for promotion won’t be getting his stripes after being arrested for allegedly dealing drugs from his bungalow.

Sen. Sgt. Maj. Sumran Thupthimthet, 53, was taken into custody March 27 outside the SR House Bungalow. He was captured in possession of 10 methamphetamine tablets and investigators found another 85 ya ba pills and 0.6 g. of crystal methamphetamines hidden inside.

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