Nearly 50 Sattahip district families have been found to be illegally living on land owned by the Royal Thai Navy.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda led a contingent of legal, military and community officials on an inspection of the Moo 1, 2 and 6 villages in Plutaluang Nov. 10.
Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center handed out awards to patients who overcame and controlled their diabetes on World Diabetes Day.
Hospital deputy director Nut Isarangkul Na Ayutthaya presided over the Nov. 14 event.
Former Royal Thai Navy commander-in-chief Narong Pipatanasai was back on familiar ground in Sattahip, this time as education minister, to open the second military-style “boot camp” for pre-college students aimed at teaching them discipline, morals and ethics.
Sattahip police seized more than 500 methamphetamine pills and arrested 13 people in a raid of a suspected Moo 6 village drug den.
Four alleged dealers were taken into custody: Natcha Meanduang, 38, with 250 ya ba tablets and 8 grams crystal methamphetamine; Arsana Charoenniran, 32, with 100 ya ba pills and 2.3 grams of ya ice; Napaporn Chawsuanthong, 26, with 200 tablets and 10 grams of crystal meth; and Chanon Yensabai, 31, with 20 pills of ya ba.
Eight suspected drug users also were apprehended at the rental house on Soi Samutlom 3 Nov. 4. Police said the accused dealers had been arrested several times before.
Police arrested 13 people and seized more than 500 methamphetamine pills during a raid of a suspected Sattahip drug den.
Working to make Loy Krathong a quieter festival, Sattahip officials outlawed firecrackers and the sale of hot-air lanterns.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda led a team of volunteers, police and navy personnel through the Sattahip Market Nov. 4 looking for vendors selling pyrotechnics without a license.
The Tao Tan Community took the brunt of heavy rain that fell throughout Sattahip District Oct. 28, causing widespread flooding.
More than 50 homes were affected by water a meter deep. Roads from the 700-Rai Market to Soi Khao Petch also were heavily flooded and traffic islands were nowhere to be seen.
A Sattahip waitress enticed by the lure of easy money lost 50,000 baht in her own jewelry and electronics after being drugged by three women.
Sopa Naenak, 26, told police she lost a 1-baht-weight gold chain, gold ring, 1,700 baht cash and an Apple iPhone 5s in the Oct. 28 mugging.
The waitress at an Italian restaurant said she was walking to the market when she was approached by a woman who said she lost her purse and offered Sopa a 5,000 baht reward if she helped her find it.
During their “search” they were approached by a second woman who told the pair the purse had been found by a third woman. The three then haggled over who would get the reward and Sopa was asked to join them in a secluded area.
They then showed her some cloth that allegedly contained gold and she was told that, for collateral, she would have to give them her belongings to show her the gold. At that point she started feeling woozy and, the next thing she knew, her gold and phone were gone.
The cloth she was given contained 20 baht in one baht coins.
Police said the scam was not the first to be reported in the area and they advised people not to trust strangers with wild stories of easy money.
An airline employee escaped injury when his liquid petroleum gas-powered sedan exploded in Bang Saray.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames that fully engulfed the Volvo on Sukhumvit Road near the Department of Naval Education Oct. 18.
Driver Udomsak Gongsaensri told police he bought the car used from a friend. A couple days ago he had it serviced for a fuel leak. Apparently, the shop didn’t do the job, because, as he was driving, smoke began coming out from under the hood and then a small explosion saw flames engulf the whole vehicle.
Airline worker Udomsak Gongsaensri was lucky to escape with his life when his LPG powered Volvo exploded in a fireball.
Two alleged gang members were arrested in Sattahip for pretending to be hurt in a motorbike crash then robbing a man who came to help them.
Duthi Pakalo, 19, and Klisada Hadrai, 22, were taken into custody Oct. 22 along with a fake gun and the Honda Wave they allegedly used in their crime. Sawat Boonruam, 24, also was arrested for possession of an unlicensed 38-caliber handgun.
The neighborhood alert went up when Plutaluang residents spotted three crocodiles in a local canal.
The crocs were spotted in the drainage canal that runs from the Plutaluang Golf Course to the sea. Local fishermen said that the reptiles were spotted near the tunnel that runs under the road, which is approximately 1 meter wide. They swam and hid themselves in the tunnel after being spotted and didn’t show up again.