Boonlua Chatree

Pattaya police raided a go-go bar where Russian women have been dancing in a glass booth above Walking Street.

The July 28 crackdown on the Moulin Rouge bar netted the arrests of 11 Russian employees, including nine dancers, who were threatened with deportation for working illegally or employing illegals.

Police arrested 10 Russian women for working as dancers without work permits on Walking Street.Police arrested 10 Russian women for working as dancers without work permits on Walking Street.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:45

American dies waiting in line for haircut

An American boxing instructor waiting for a haircut died after falling asleep while waiting to be served.

Robert Carswell Lowther Jr., 65, passed away quietly at the Ton Barber on Soi Old Hollywood, off South Road, July 30. Police could not immediately determine the cause of death.

Lowther worked as a Muay Thai boxing teacher at a camp in North Pattaya. Witnesses said the shop was busy and, while waiting for a barber chair to open, Lowther fell asleep. When staff tried to rouse him for his haircut, they discovered he was dead.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:16

Jet ski causes accident on Thepprasit Road

A pickup truck was damaged but no one was hurt when a jet ski went for an unexpected ride in the middle of Thepprasit Road.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 17:02

Swiss motorcyclist hurt in purse snatching

A Swiss woman was injured when two men kicked over her moving motorbike while snatching her handbag.

Burglars got away with more than 60,000 baht after breaking into the Pattaya home of a British restaurant owner.

John Robert Cook, 68, called police after interrupting the July 26 burglary at his single-story home in The Village on Third Road. Police arrived to find the house torn asunder and a safe opened and emptied.

A Nong Bua Lamphu woman was arrested for allegedly attacking an Italian man 36 years older than her with a nail-spiked plank.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:35

3 teens arrested in Third Road mugging

Three teenagers were arrested for allegedly mugging an 18-year-old on Third Road.

Watchara Yiadram, 18, told police three boys and a girl had threatened him near the Bamboo Bar with brass knuckles, then stole 1,100 baht and a small gold ring. They fled down Soi Batman.

Pattaya Police are investigating claims that officers from the Office of the Narcotics Control Bureau Region 2 kidnapped a Nakhon Sawan man and beat him to coerce a confession that he dealt drugs.

Police raided three Middle Eastern restaurants and arrested three Thai operators for allegedly selling hookah tobacco illegally smuggled into Thailand.

Juraiwan Bunkaew, 19, of the Ankhrin restaurant; Somwang Teesuankhok, 59, of Aladdin Caesar; and Somchai Prathanwattana, 60, of another restaurant also named Aladdin Caesar were taken into custody July 15. A total of eight kilograms of “baraku” tobacco that lacked proper excise tax stamps was seized.

Baraku is a blend of tobacco specially flavored with fruits, herbs and spices and is primarily used in hookahs, a favorite smoking device in the Middle East.

A Swedish man was injured when he fell from a second-floor balcony in Jomtien Beach.

Laser Olson, 67, needed 12 stitches at Pattaya Memorial Hospital to close the gash on his head he got when he fell from his room at the Welcome Hotel July 11.

Police are trying to determine if he fell, jumped or wash pushed.