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.
A drunk 22-year-old was arrested for brandishing at gun at a Pattaya International Music Festival stage.
Police pounced on Jaturon Photcharoen when he pulled the loaded 22-caliber from his pants after a performance by Buddha Bless at the festival stage near the Hard Rock Hotel. No one was injured.
Police said Jaturon said a friend had given him the gun after sneaking it through a police pat-down security check. The youth pulled the gun to show off after the music stopped.
Police are searching for Jaturon’s friend to verify ownership of the weapon.
Despite recruiting a ruling party official to help them, about 150 angry street vendors wilted against unbending city regulators in their battle against repeated fines and arrests.
Police are searching for a grafter who befriended a female victim for three days before setting her up for a purse snatching.
Samruethai Kaewkla, 21, called police from an alley off Soi Chulurat 7 where she’d been robbed March 15.
Police arrested a South Pattaya motorbike-taxi driver for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl at knife-point.
Oi Wannathim, 33, was apprehended March 20 at the Kophai 94 motel on Soi Kophai where the alleged rape occurred. Police said he confessed to the crime.
A Bangkok tour guide was arrested after shooting a karaoke bar worker while trying to show off.
A tearful Suphachai Taopituckchai, 33, was taken into custody at the Disney Karaoke on Second Road March 15. Pemapha Juajoi, 31, suffered a single shot to the stomach and was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.
Two Russians were arrested for severely beating a German man during an early-morning fight on a baht bus.
Artem Babin, 27, and Artem Bakanov, 26, were captured minutes after fleeing the fight near the intersection of Second Road with Soi 13/1. German Bjoern Janner, 31, was found unconscious and sent to a hospital for treatment.
A former Syrian commando has been sentenced to nine years and five months in prison for robbing and killing the New Zealand president of the World Croquet Federation in his Jomtien Beach apartment last year.