Pattaya’s police chief is promising more vigilance after 14 Russian tourists complained that officers are ignoring their fraud complaint about a South Pattaya tour guide.
Police believe a disgruntled employee killed the wife of his former employer after being fired.
The body of Sinmalee Wattanathum, 27, was found in her Rattanakorn Village home May 1. The steel pipe used to crack her skull was found on a nearby table.
Area police are searching for two jail inmates who cut their way out of a police transport and escaped in Ban Chang.
Akharaphan Suwannanont, 33, and Traimad Ruaninth, 33, used concealed paper clips to free themselves from handcuffs and scissors to cut through the fabric roofing over the back of a pickup truck being used to transport them and eight other prisoners from Nongprue and Banglamung police stations to Pattaya Provincial Court Feb. 20.
A Ukrainian man with two knives held off police for three hours at an East Pattaya 7-Eleven after going into a rage over being dumped by his girlfriend.
Yuri Gubenko, 36, finally was subdued the Soi Nernplabwan convenience store Feb. 15, but not before stabbing Ahmed Faid, a foreign police volunteer, in the leg. He was treated at Banglamung Hospital.
Two waiters at a five-star resort have been arrested for keeping an Apple iPad left in the hotel’s restaurant by a Russian tourist.
Worawut Kamlanghan, 26, was taken into custody Feb. 16 after police used the built-in “Find My iPad” application to track the tablet computer to Worawut’s Sophon Market-area apartment. Watchara Kamlangngam, 24, later was arrested in an employee break room at the beach resort over Pratamnak Hill.
The Department of Special Investigations raided six properties owned by Italian boat builder Raoul Bianchetti after numerous complaints from customers about fraud and shoddy workmanship.
More than 500 friends, family members, students and civic leaders paid final respects to Thailand’s pre-eminent Muay Thai boxing trainer Yodthong Senanan, who died Feb. 8.
Three taxicab employees pushing a broken-down vehicle to start it gave up and ran after the cab burst into flames.
No one was hurt in the accident on North Road near the Dolphin Roundabout early Feb. 4. Once they arrived, it took firefighters about 15 minutes to quell the flames.
A teenager rope swinging into Mabprachan Reservoir died when he jumped too far out and drowned.
Sawang Boriboon Foundation rescuers pulled the body of Rattapol Kaetthong, 13, from the Pong lake Feb. 11.
Witnesses said Rattapol and his friends had tied a rope to a neem tree to swing and jump into the lake. The victim apparently made too big a jump and became fatigued while swimming in and drowned.
The boy’s younger brother could not rescue him and called for help. By that time, it was too late.
A Kazakhstani man died after crashing his motorbike and getting run over by a bus.
Rustem Sadri, 33, was killed instantly when the Nattapol Tour coach ran over his head as he laid on Third Road near Soi Chalerm Phrakiat 23 Feb. 11.
The victim, an employee of Tez Tour, had been driving a high-powered Honda PCX motorbike and witnesses reported he’d tried to overtake a the Nattapol bus by veering into the left lane. However, Sadri hit a parked trolley and lost control, falling under the bus he’d just passed.