Theerarak Suthathiwong

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:06

Briton found dead in condo

An elderly British man was found dead in his Pattaya apartment.

Terence Michael Sims, 66, was found lying face down on the bathroom of his eighth floor apartment at the PAD Condominium on Sukhumvit Soi 42. Police found injuries on the right side of his face and he was bleeding from the nose and mouth. He also had injuries to his head and police estimated that he was dead for at least 12 hours.

The room was investigated and no belongings were believed to be missing.

Building manager William Alexander, 70, said Sims had been staying there for more than three years. He usually drank with foreign friends at a bar downstairs, but his mates became concerned when he did not show today.

Foul play is not suspected, but the body was sent to the Forensic Institute to determine the cause of death.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 15:02

Unidentified body washes up on Koh Larn

Pattaya police are trying to identify an Asian man whose body washed up on Koh Larn.

The apparent drowning victim was a light-skinned Asian man in his late 20s wearing long, black trousers and a Romanson wristwatch. Police found no identification on the corpse and a black handbag on the victim was empty.

Authorities estimated he had been dead about two days.

Police assumed he drowned elsewhere and floated to shore on Koh Larn. His body was sent to the Forensic Institute to determine an official cause of death.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:59

Gunfire erupts over cat poop on Koh Larn

A Koh Larn family feud spanning more than a decade turned into gunfire after one relative shot another for dumping cat feces in his yard.

Wanchai Somchai, owner of the Charoenchai Resort, was arrested shortly after fleeing the island by boat around 6 p.m. April 22. He was charged with injuring five people with blasts from a shotgun.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:58

Dutchman killed in motorbike accident

A Dutchman died after crashing his motorbike on Beach Road.

Marc Egmont Henkel, 51, struck his head a concrete block after sliding 20 meters in the April 18 crash near the Hard Rock Hotel. His Yamaha Nouvo showed only minor damage.

Witnesses said the Netherlands national had been speeding down Beach Road when he lost control of the bike, fell and skidded to his death.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:54

Artillery shell found near Mabprachan

An old artillery shell found near Mabprachan Reservoir caused worry, but no injuries.

Police were called to the Moo 3 village entrance to the lake where the old and rusted shell, 10 centimeters wide and 30 centimeters long, was found.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:51

Wandering elephant sparks outcry in Huay Yai

The now rare sight of a pregnant elephant being led through the streets prompted Huay Yai residents to call the media to report the ongoing event.

Locals called the media after spotting two young mahouts leading the elephant under the hot sun along Sak Ngaew Road near Route 331 April 22. Two young men were selling sugar cane and fruit to feed to the animal in order to earn money.

Three hours of rain April 11 again wreaked havoc in Pattaya, especially for places with little or no active drainage.

Sukhumvit Road near Nong Yai Temple, North Pattaya Road, Pattaya Third Road, Central Road, South Road near Tukcom and Beach Road all were inundated. Smaller vehicles, homes, property, cars, and motorcycles all were damaged, with many vehicles stalled in the high water.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:28

2 arrested for Sunee Plaza mugging

Pattaya police have arrested two of three men wanted for mugging a Mukdahan man April 10.

Annan Waikarn, 35, and Weerawat Phawut, 32, were apprehended in separate arrests a day after they allegedly jumped Supachai Chuahong, 27, in Sunee Plaza in South Pattaya.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:20

Motorbike theft ring smashed in Nongprue

Chonburi police arrested four men accused of running a motorbike-theft ring in the Pattaya area.

Chonburi police superintendent Pol. Maj. Gen. Nithipong Niamnoi announced the arrest of Kiathisak Litthep, 19, Mitr Jiewplumejit, 29, Wasan Pathsiri, 22,and  Jetsada Noysamran, 18.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:13

Wallpaper hanger drowns in Thepprasit lake

A drunk wallpaper hanger drowned while diving for shells in a lake near the Pattaya Kart Speedway off Thepprasit Road.

Songkram Phuangket, 47, of Srisaket was pulled from the lake April 10. Police arrived about three hours after he died, finding the man wearing jeans and no shirt, with a bucket of shells near him.

The dead man’s employer, Manop Duangpat, 50, said Songkram had reported he was going drinking with friends who lived near the lake. He arrived the next morning to pick him up for work and found the two friends asleep on the banks of the water and Songkram face down in the lake.

Police speculated Songkran went diving for shells for supper and snacks while drinking, but had too much to drink and drowned.

The body was taken to the Banglamung Hospital where relatives can collect it.

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