Sattahip-area dog lovers have come to the aid of an elderly man who quit his full-time job to care for 32 dogs, one of whom “drives” with him on a route to collect food.
About 150 Khet Udomsak students planted coral, released fish and cleaned the beach in a two-day “close conservation” camp at Royal Thai Marine Corps base.
Khet Udomsak’s Municipal Police department held a woodball competition especially for the elderly in Sattahip on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Police Major Piroj Malakul Na Ayudhaya chaired the tournament and said that the event was staged to encourage elderly people and retirees to become more physically active and also to foster good relations in the community.
About 100 Plutaluang residents rallied at the Sattahip Water Department, demanding authorities resolve a water-shortage problem that has been running for three years.
Plutaluang 2 village chief Itsra Ritmak, 38, met with water department manager Wuttipat Sitthiditporn Feb. 2.
The engagement of a Sattahip District official and his official fiancée began with an apology after he got off-duty police buddies to stop and search his wife-to-be’s car for drugs before surprising her with his proposal.
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.