Boonlua Chatree

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 15:39

Fake cop arrested for groping teen

A man impersonating a police officer was arrested by real cops after allegedly groping a teenage convenience store clerk, stealing a bottle of whiskey, then lingering to drink it at the scene of the crime.

A Burmese man was injured when, during a round of heavy drinking, he fell from a third-floor balcony.

Identified only as “Jor,” the 25-year-old migrant fell from the top floor of a shophouse near the corner of Soi 15 and Soi Buakaow. He was rushed to Banglamung Hospital.

More than a dozen Chiang Mai conventioneers were hospitalized after suffering apparent food poisoning at their Pattaya hotel.

Sawang Boriboon Foundation medics and three ambulances were called to the hotel, which borders Pattaya & Jomtien, June 24 where the 14 adults and children were suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. They were given first aid and transported to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

Pattaya police foiled the abduction of an Estonian real estate agent snatched from his condominium by a gang of Thai and international kidnappers.

Police blockaded a section of North Road near Sukhumvit Road June 24 to corral two Honda sedans, then negotiated with the alleged kidnappers for half an hour before rescuing a beaten and sedated Janek Keersalu, 34.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 16:51

Swiss man jailed on pedophile charges

An elderly Swiss man has been arrested for allegedly molesting young boys in two 2012 incidents.

Child and Women Protection Center police apprehended Gaston Roger Maurer, 62, as he returned a motorbike to a Third Road rental company. He was charged with sexual assault against children under 13 years old. The arrest warrant was hastily arranged June 25 when police discovered the suspect was preparing to return to Switzerland.

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 16:36

2 injured in Pattaya road rage shooting

Two men were injured when a drunken Sriracha man’s road rage spilled over into a Pattaya neighborhood.

Prasit Kluenkaew, 29, and Nirut Klahan, 23, suffered gunshot wounds in the June 22 shooting spree around 4:30 a.m. Both were taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

Pattaya Police and station volunteers are under investigation for the near-fatal shooting of two men who opened fire on an officer pursuing them for evading a South Pattaya checkpoint.

Vandals are causing problems for Banglamung Cable TV and its customers by cutting the company’s cables in Naklua.

Cable company manager Dechthana Boonyaprapachote, 49, complained to police June 17 that two vandals were seen cutting lines in Moo 6.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:37

Police arrest 2 for necklace snatching

Two men accused of repeated necklace snatching were captured by Pattaya police volunteers after an attempted robbery on Third Road.

A Thai prostitute was arrested for allegedly killing her elderly Belgian customer, saying he paid her only 50 baht for four months of service.

Bunta Phumlamnao, 37, was taken into custody at the Niran Grand Condominium on Soi Arunothai June 21. She was still holding a bloody, 30-centimeter knife when officers arrived.

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