Theerarak Suthathiwong

Authorities raided a Pattaya real estate company after complaints it was holding a wild leopard on its property.

Banglamung District and Chonburi Province officials along with Pattaya police and soldiers from the 14th Military Circle stormed Wandee Group Co. on Thappraya Soi 5 Nov. 17 after a video clip posted online showed the company with illegal wildlife.

About 100 Takientia residents protested years of poor water supplies and failed promises by officials to resolve their problems.

Takientia District Chief Manop Prakobtham and Sutas Nutpan, director of the Pattaya Waterworks Department, joined soldiers to meet the angry homeowners in Sooksiri Village, which has had no steady water supply for several years.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:18

Woman escapes injury from stray bullet

A Pattaya woman narrowly escaped injury after a bullet fired by someone shooting into the air came back to the earth through her bedroom ceiling.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:12

2 Pattaya caddies die in hit-and-run with big-rig

Two Pattaya County Club caddies were killed when their motorbike was struck by a hit-and-run driver of an 18-wheel truck.

The incident took place on Highway 36 on the way to Pattaya near the BIRA race circuit in Pong Sub-district Nov. 19.

Sawika Changlek, 18, and Chanata Chaladee, 19, were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were mothers of young children.

Witnesses said they did not catch the make of the 18-wheeler, but provided police the Bangkok license plate number.

A drug-abusing security guard who volunteered to help a drunk driver change a flat tire has been arrested for murdering him.

Tanat Khunachaikij, 36, was taken into custody Nov. 17, a day after police found the battered body of Surath Kaewsawee, 32, inside his pickup truck outside Nontri Village Park View on Kobang Road near Lake Mabprachan in Pong Sub-district.

Three transvestites were arrested for allegedly robbing an Omani tourist and using his credit card to go on a shopping spree.

Akaratnai Chairaj, 33, Atith Hana, 24, and Atith Koonapan, 33, were brought to a police news conference Nov. 7 where authorities showed an Apple iPhone 6, 2,000 baht cash and other items seized from the three. In all, they racked up charges totaling 150,000 baht.

Central Festival Pattaya Beach donated 520 life jackets to boat operators on the Koh Larn-Pattaya route to improve tourist safety.

Mall executives on Nov. 12 presented their gift to ferry operators Ratkrai Krodee, owner of Ruarubgkietwari who has seven boats; Khanueng Chaweeruang, owner of Rua Koh Lan Holiday, who owns two boats; Pichai Phomanee, owner of Phomanee who owns two boats; and Juan Noopan, owner of Rua Anuraknamchok, and Ruaprasitporn 4, who owns 2 boats.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 13:16

Violent Pattaya cop taken off streets

Interfered with medics, shot Russian tourist

A Pattaya policeman with a history of violent behavior – including threatening paramedics during a recent rescue and accidentally shooting a Russian tourist in December – has been taken off the streets.

Nongprue police have released as sketch of a man wanted for robbing a woman at gunpoint in Nong Plalai.

Tasanee Sopaporn, an employee of Toscano Co., told police she was chased by two men on a Honda Wave motorbike and then robbed of her 10,000-baht Samsung smartphone at gunpoint outside Pornthep Village on Nov. 5.

Chonburi marked two years since the death of Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch with a merit-making ceremony at Yansangwararam Temple.

Deputy Gov. Phawat Lertmukda presided over the Oct. 29 commemoration at Yansangwararam Temple with Abbot Somdej Prayannasangworn Samdejpra Sangkaraj Sakolmahaparinayok. Attending were area civil servants, military, police, local administrators, Red Cross Association workers and private citizens.

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