Sattahip residents and public officials welcomed Parinya Photsat as the region’s new district chief.
Permanent Secretary Kritsana Yusek led civil servants, police, village chiefs and other community leaders in offering flower bouquets to Parinya at the district office Jan. 23.
More than 20 government and private-sector organizations inspected the fishing fleets of Sattahip’s Samae San Sub-district to look for human trafficking.
Deputy Labor Minister Gen Kithi Phatumat led the Jan. 21 delegation to the fishing town to check working conditions on fishing boats, marine operators and other businesses at the Suwit Pier.
Police and military officials seized more than 4,000 methamphetamine pills in two arrests in Sattahip and Jomtien Beach.
Anek Yaembuppa, 33, and Somyos Thosura, 25, were apprehended Jan. 19. Anek was caught with 4,000 ya ba tablets and Somyos with 200.
The drug haul came after Somyos was arrested in at a house on Soi Yang-ngam in Sattahip with the 200 tablets. Upon interrogation, he ratted out his alleged supplier, Anek. He cooperated with police to set up a buy of 400 tablets at near the Tonhaad restaurant on Jomtien Beach Road.
Officers made the arrest, then led Anek back to his nearby apartment where they allegedly found the other 3,600 pills.
Somyos Thosura (left) and Anek Yaembuppa (right) were arrested for passion with intent to sell narcotics.
Sattahip police attempting to arrest a suspected drug user first had to fight off two dogs protecting their owner from officers.
Sagnad Sungrandorn, 57, was taken into custody at his Ban Chang home Jan. 23, but not before bangkaew dogs Ong-ree and Bogi viciously tried to attack officers. Police eventually moved the dogs to a bedroom and they cuffed Sangnad.
The Sattahip Naval Base marked Royal Thai Armed Forces Day with oath-taking and marching.
Adm. Kraisorn Chansuvanich presided over the Jan. 18 “oath of allegiance to the colors” at the battalion field in front of the Air Coastal and Defense Command. The forces, comprised of Sattahip- and Bangkok-based troops as well as cadets, then marched in formation.
Sattahip’s less fortunate received everything from food and scholarships to bicycles and eyeglasses at a government outreach event in Bang Saray.
Sattahip police are looking for four youths who attacked a local man with steel pipes in an attempted robbery.
Somporn Nimiphudol, 34, required 17 stitches to close cuts on his head and body after the 1 a.m. attack Jan. 10 near a beach by Sattahip City Hall.
Somporn said he had gone to the shore to hunt for crabs and was confronted by four youths, believed to be teenagers, on his return. They demanded his money, but Somporn refused. They then started hitting him with pipes as he tried to flee.
Officials believe the suspects are part of a youth gang in Taothan and that one has been arrested before on drug charges.
Somporn Nimiphudol was attacked by four youths with steel pipes when he refused to give them his money.
Birds are being blamed for a fire in Sattahip District that damaged an empty home.
Firefighters took about 10 minutes to quell the flames at the rental home in Kamolpetch village in Udomsak Sub-district. No one was injured.
Neighbors said the house had stood vacant for some time, as the owner lives in another province and had offered the house for rent. It currently has no tenants.
Investigators believe birds nesting in the attic had chewed through electricity wires running above the roof, causing them to short and ignite the roof.
Firefighters extinguish a small fire that damaged an empty home in Sattahip.
A British man was held for allegedly running into a noodle vendor crossing Sukhumvit Road in Bang Saray.
Dul Sibpao, 47, died of a skull fracture just after midnight Jan. 16 at Sukhumvit kilometer marker 165 by the Kledkaew Municipality office.
Briton Andrew Mclaren, a 67-year-old former doctor, was taken into custody on suspicion of reckless driving causing death.
Mclaren told police he was driving from Pattaya to his house in the Buraran housing development in Bang Saray when Dul suddenly darted across the road. He said he tried to stop, but couldn’t avoid hitting local noodle seller.
Briton Andrew Mclaren was taken into custody after an accident on Sukhumvit Road in Bang Saray that resulted in the death of a noodle vendor.
A photographer for a popular North Pattaya Thai club was arrested for allegedly selling crystal methamphetamines through Facebook.