Over 1,000 monkeys have migrated to the Sattahip Naval Base area and officials say that more are expected, so the Royal Thai Navy, Sriracha Conservation Center, and Khet Udomsak municipality have signed an agreement to capture and sterilize female monkeys in Sattahip in hopes of resolving the area’s overpopulation problem.
Broken CCTV cameras are making it difficult for Sattahip police to find a man who snatched a 2-baht-weight necklace from a local restaurateur.
Siriporn Hongthong, 28, called police to Soi Bonkai in front of Wat Pah Yup June 18. She told officers that she had gone to buy cooking equipment at the Sahachai Market and rode back to her restaurant. She believes the necklace snatcher followed her and grabbed the 40,000-baht chain when he got a chance.
The victim said the suspect was around 30 years old and thin. She could only remember a partial license plate number. But police who normally count on closed-circuit television cameras to identify thieves said all the cameras in the area were broken.
Victim Siriporn Hongthong said it happened right there.
Samae San has opened a new Migrant Children’s Center to care for kids whose Burmese parents work on local fishing boats.
Mayor Prasert Pitakkorn welcomed Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai and other officials to the opening of the 32-sq.-meter facility in Nong Nam Kem June 16.
The Royal Thai Navy’s “drug rehab school” in Sattahip has graduated its latest class of reformed addicts, sending 65 people arrested for narcotics use back to their families where it’s hoped they’ll remain clean.
More than two dozen dogs and cats have been removed from a Sattahip house after neighbors complained about the smell of their waste.
Apichat Jancham, assistant chief of the Sattahip District Complaint Center, joined village headmen and an official from Khet Udomsak’s Public Health and Environment Office June 8 at the house owned - but not lived in - by 52-year-old Sasithorn Pitak in Kehanakorn Na-Wandee village.
Thai commuter airline Kan Air moved U-Tapao Pattaya International Airport another step closer to becoming a regional aviation hub with the launch of four new domestic routes.
A Samae San shopkeeper was hurt when an ice truck barreled into the front of his Sattahip District grocery store.
The truck owned by Suwit Fishery Co. was carrying more than 190 containers of ice when its brakes failed June 5. Unable to stop, driver Somnuek Kaewkanchana purposely turned the vehicle toward the storefront on Chai Talay Road rather than have it barrel straight ahead onto a crowded pier.
A Rayong industrial worker was killed when she was crushed by a concrete truck and dragged under the vehicle.
Samneng Suknulearm, 37, was driving a Honda motorbike at the intersection of Soi Wat Thepprasart and Soi Wat Kao Kanthamart in Rayong when the cement-mixer truck backed into her. Oblivious to hitting the bike, driver Sayan Dokkaorum, 26, continued into the construction site, the Amata City Industrial Estate employee and her bike still pinned underneath.
Once Sayan became aware of the tragedy, he fled the scene to avoid police.
Sayan eventually contacted police to arrange for his surrender, but police said they still would be pursuing an arrest warrant for reckless driving resulting in death.
Khet Udomsak Sub-district taught 150 youths driving techniques and traffic rules to prevent accidents on area roads.
Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya chaired the May 27 session at Singsamuth School.
For the sixth consecutive year, Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Tropical Garden won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Nong Nooch Director Kampol Tansajja said May 20 Queen Elizabeth II had visited the “Thailand: Land of Buddhism” exhibit before the Royal Horticultural Society honored the kingdom with the gold medal for a display of Thai plants and flowers.