A Thai motorcyclist died when he broke his neck in a collision with a utility pole in Jomtien Beach.
Somphan Janjring, 23, was pronounced dead on Jomtien Road near the Dongtan intersection Aug. 16. The Ubon Ratchathani native had his neck spun entirely around in the crash.
Witnesses reported that Somphan had been speeding toward Jomtien Second Road when he lost control and crashed into the electricity pole.
Pattaya residents are wondering why beach landscaping work has not alleviated the city’s chronic flooding problem.
Beach Road repeatedly floods, leaving many questioning why a proper flood-drainage route hasn’t been created. With all the work being done to widen Beach Road and restore the beach, many assume that flood mitigation would have been one of the goals.
A German man claiming to be a well-connected police volunteer and translator was arrested for allegedly molesting and photographing underage girls, impersonating a police office and overstaying his visa for seven years.
Immigration police in Pattaya arrested a Pakistani man wanted for allegedly snatching a gold necklace from a tourist a Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
A Thai construction foreman was arrested for allegedly shooting dead two Cambodian laborers who supposedly had talked disrespectfully to his crew.
Anantasith Saenpholmuang, 29, was captured near Underwater World Aug. 12. The Sukhothai native was found in possession of a loaded handgun.
A Pakistani couple was arrested for stealing 35,000 baht from a currency-exchange booth in Pattaya.
Muhammad Ali Fareed, 28, and Naseem Muhammad Ali, 19, were taken into custody at a car-rental agency on Thepprasit Road Aug. 9 by Pattaya Police and Thai Immigration officers.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly snatching a gold necklace from the neck of a motorbike passenger.
The unnamed teen was captured about two kilometers from the Soi 6 crime scene. He was captured with half the gold chain belonging to victim Ratana Phuniroj, 22, who still had hold of the other half.
Ratana told police she was driving with boyfriend Amnart Phongsai, 22, when the suspect rode by and grabbed her necklace and sped away. She immediately screamed for help and called police.
Police said the boy confessed, saying he needed money to party.
Two transvestites were arrested for allegedly pick-pocketing a Russian man cruising Pattaya Beach at 2:30 a.m.
A jealous sailor fatally shot his teacher girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in a teacher’s dormitory at Pattaya’s Wat Nongket Noi School.
Mattayom 1-3 teacher Manita Rithlamlert, 30, was shot once at the base of the neck by Petty Officer 1st Class Prathan Sawangarom, 37, Aug. 5. Prathan then shot himself once in the temple with the 11mm weapon.