Intoxicating fumes led police to an apartment next to Pattaya Memorial Hospital where officers arrested two women and one man for methamphetamine use.
Chonburi police swept through Koh Larn to rid the tourist isle of police impersonators, drug dealers, loan sharks and gamblers.
Chonburi Station commander Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart led 30 officers on the Oct. 23 raid after receiving information on an organized crime gang committing all sorts of offenses against tourists and locals.
Fire ripped through Pattaya’s Walking Street area, setting off an inferno that destroyed eight buildings, damaged up to 20, and caused an estimated 100 million baht in destruction.
Four Lithuanians were arrested for allegedly using fake electronic cards to steal up to 35 million baht from Thai ATMs over the past seven weeks.
City workers on tractors rolled across a storm-gouged Pattaya Beach to try and repair the damage done by Typhoon Wuthip.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome ordered workers to hit the beach around 6 p.m. Oct. 8 after rain had stopped.
Three tractor crews worked throughout the night to level the beach surface so it looks as good as possible for tourists once the sun came up.
Heavy rains wreaked havoc on Pattaya Beach, causing the mayor to send out heavy equipment overnight to get it back in shape in time for the next morning’s tourists.
Police are searching for three Thais who kidnapped a pair of Indian men under the premise of selling them sexual services.
The unidentified woman and two men abducted, beat and robbed Karthikeyan Krishnan, 37, and Kadher Basha, 37, around 2 a.m. Oct. 7. The two lost a total of about $1,000, a mobile phone and documents while sustaining minor injuries.
A drunk Pattaya Civil Defense Volunteer and three other men were arrested on weapons, drugs and other offenses after causing a late-night ruckus outside a Naklua karaoke bar.
Four women were arrested for possession of crystal methamphetamines and marijuana by patrol officers in South Pattaya.
Two Irishmen and a Thai were fined 500 baht for fighting over a pool bet on Soi Buakaow.
Roy Murray, 50, Mark Johnston, 47, and Banjerd Niemtiew, 32, were taken to Pattaya Police Station Oct. 12 after workers at the Marky beer bar called police.
Banjerd told police they’d made a 200-baht wager on a best-of-three pool game. He claimed he’d won, but that the Irishmen had tried to force him to play the third game to settle the bet and a fight ensued.
A Chonburi woman was devastated after her 18-year-old nephew died on a motorbike she had just given him.
Adisak Srirung, 18, suffered a broken neck after colliding head-on with a Toyota Wigo pickup truck driven by 44-year-old Sombut Sanjan on Chaiyapornwitti Road in front of World Gas.