Regional police nabbed a suspected drug dealer and one of his customers at an apartment on Soi Yensabai.
A Pattaya teenager was arrested for putting a gun to the head of a transvestite who publicly embarrassed him.
Authorities plan to seek the death penalty for a Kanchanaburi man who confessed to the Children’s Day killing of two American-Thai boys and their teenage nanny in East Pattaya.
Four teenagers were arrested for allegedly stealing an ostentatious gold necklace dangling from the neck of a German tourist.
Nattawut Taehalung, 18, and three minors - ages 14, 17, and 17 - were apprehended in two separate arrests Jan. 15, minutes after German Fredi Todias, 36, had a 5-baht-weight gold necklace and pendant worth more than 100,000 baht yanked from around his neck as he sat on a motorbike near the Wiangjan restaurant in South Pattaya.
Police said the two youngest teens, nabbed near the Thepprasit Boxing Stadium, were acting as decoys for Nattawut and his partner, who were captured while hiding on a small side street behind the restaurant.
The four teens had been working the city, with the older boys stealing gold to sell for party money while the two youngest would try to get police to follow them.
At a news conference, police officials again implored tourists not to wear thick and expensive gold jewelry in public, as flashing jewelry worth more than a year’s salary to most Thais serves as too much of a magnet for crime.
While illicit sexual encounters on Pattaya Beach are nothing new, a Beach Road transvestite made the mistake of doing his nefarious deeds too publicly.
Two Romanian men were arrested for allegedly using counterfeit electronic cards to rob Pattaya ATMs.
An East Pattaya man was charged with reckless driving and damaging public property overturning his car and smashing an electrical switchbox.
Rewat Rut, 32, was unhurt in the Jan. 5 accident in front of Sawang Boriboon School on Soi Nernplabwan. He told police he was driving to his home on the same street and suddenly saw a dark shadow cross the road. Fearing it was a person or animal he swerved, his the box and flipped his Toyota.
He said he looked around and never found what the shadow had been.
The Shadow knows? Rewat Rut flipped his car, allegedly because he saw a shadow cross the road.
A beer bar musician has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl.
Shakrit Lamulsri, 31, was taken into custody Dec. 28 at a house on Soi Arunothai where he was allegedly hiding.
Police said Shakrit confessed to having sexual relations with the child, but argued that the two were “very close” and that the sex was consensual.
He was charged with molestation of a child under age 13 and separating the minor from her parents.
Shakrit Lamulsri has been charged with sexual assault of a minor under the age of 13.
Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly robbing a Russian tourist of her handbag.
“Kot,” 15, and “Ae,” 17, were captured in separate arrests Dec. 26. The younger boy was apprehended in front of the J’Juk restaurant on North Road while the second suspect was nabbed on Naklua Soi 25 with the motorbike allegedly used in the crime.
On Kot police found the bag containing cash, ATM card, smartphone and documents reported stolen by Tatiana Zotova, 28, and her boyfriend.
Zotova declined to press charges, but police had evidence the boys had been involved in other snatching cases and detained them.
Police said the boys confessed to the robbery, saying they wanted the money for partying.