Theerarak Suthathiwong

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:28

Fishing vendor dies in Vamco flooding

A Pattaya hotpot vendor who went hunting for fish in the floodwaters created by tropical depression Vamco was swept away and found a day later 1.5 kilometers from where he disappeared.

More than 20 Nongprue police officers, soldiers and rescuers from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation fanned out around 11 a.m. Sept. 18 to find Pallop Pakdee, 35, who went missing around 2 p.m. the day before near the small Ta Kieow Dam in the sub-district’s Moo 1 village.

They found his body near the downstream Ton Yang Dam, nude and lying face down with crushing injuries to his head and face.

Pallop’s friend, Prayut Sema, 30, said the dead man sold hotpot meals at the Rong Poh Market.

Before he died, he invited Prayut to hunt for fish with him near a small local dam during the flood and they both went. Pallop was swimming over to the other side of the rushing water before he was eventually washed away. He then contacted the police.

More than 200 poor construction workers living in makeshift shacks became the first victims of last week’s violent rainstorms as their Nong Plalai camp was washed away when a nearby canal overflowed.

On the afternoon of the 17th of September Mayor Itthipol Khunplome along with deputy mayor Wuthisak Rermkitchakarn led a team to visit properties on Soi 5 Tanwa (Sukhumvit 45) after the recent floods caused by tropical storm Vamco, so that people can register for compensation.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 18:00

Stranded villagers rescued from flooded homes

Elderly woman and 7-day old baby rescued in the nick of time

Heavy rain has caused Klong Pai Lake to overflow, ripping up roads and causing streams of floods through the communities of Huay Yai

In the early hours of the 17th of September, updates on the damage caused by tropical storm Vamco showed the true extent of the damage it havocked the night before.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 13:30

Power poles moved from middle of road

The Provincial Electricity Authority relocated two utility poles that somehow ended up in the middle of the street.

The PEA is blaming Nongprue Sub-district for the embarrassing situation, which was publicized on social media around the country. The utility said the sub-district two years ago put in a new concrete road without informing the company.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 13:08

Pattaya police hone investigative skills

Pattaya police learned investigation techniques to improve their crime-fighting abilities.

Pol. Maj. Gen Thitirat Nonghanpithak, commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, chaired the Sept. 7 seminar at the Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 13:05

Crazed druggie terrifies cheating couple

A couple engaged in an extramarital affair got the scare of their lives when a drugged-out, knife-wielding man burst into their Jomtien Beach apartment, causing the male partner to believe it was his lover’s husband.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 12:54

Infant found abandoned in N. Pattaya

Police are looking for the parents of a newborn baby abandoned outside a Pattaya housing project.

The baby boy was wrapped in a Johnny Walker whiskey shirt and still had its umbilical cord attached. The child had been placed in a black garbage bag and left near a tree at the Wonderland 2 apartment complex on Soi Thai-Udom in North Pattaya.

Security guard Saowton Chansen said some foreign residents contacted her after hearing the child crying.

The infant was taken to Banglamung Hospital and police are looking for the mother or father that disposed of the child.

Rescue workers took the newborn to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 12:52

Accused gold, motorbike thieves arrested

Pattaya police arrested a suspected motorbike thief and necklace snatcher in separate incidents.

At a Sept. 9 press conference, officers presented Suthee Thiyawat, 25 of Naklua, who was accused of stealing a gold necklace from a Naklua Soi 15 resident on Sept. 4 and reselling it for 14,500 baht.

Three South Koreans were arrested for allegedly operating a telephone-fraud call center in Pattaya.

Provincial police raided a third-floor apartment at Benjapan Mansion in central Pattaya Aug. 29, apprehending Jonggeun Kim, 43, Duri Kim, 30, and Kisoo Oh, 43.

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