Police have arrested the lesbian lover of a married Pattaya woman who allegedly killed her in a fit of jealous rage outside the house of the victim’s foreign husband.
Chonburi legislators solicited public opinion on planned changes to zoning for karaoke bars and similar entrainment venues.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho chaired the Aug. 23 meeting attended by Sottapol Worapunyatrakul, head of the Chonburi Council, Jeerapong Wattanarat, director of the province’s Legal Office, Pattaya City Councilman and mayoral advisor Bandit Siritanyong, and Anant Jansri, a deejay from the council’s radio station.
Pattaya Police officers were lectured against bribe taking and reminded of their duties at a meeting with top regional law-enforcement officials.
Col. Suvichan Yankittikhun, deputy superintendent of Chonburi Police Station, and Pattaya Superintendent Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat also used the Aug. 23 assembly at the Town in Town hotel to present annual awards and scholarships to police families.
Police weren’t laughing when they discovered three women selling balloons filled with nitrous oxide on Walking Street.
Laksina Saensainaet, 17, Ratree Phatmod, 19, and Aphisra Suwaradee, 42, were taken into custody after-midnight Aug. 21, with the two teens working outside the Candy Shop and Lucifer discos, and Aphisra manning a booth further down the nightlife strip.
Chonburi and Banglamung police pursued tips from minor drug dealers to Issan where they captured five alleged members of a major methamphetamine ring and seized 24,000 ya ba tablets.
A Huay Yai man was killed in a Sukhumvit Road shooting police believe was the work of a rival drug dealer.
Niran Chankit, 36, died at Pattaya Memorial Hospital after being shot in the chest and leg and crashing his Honda CBR motorbike on Sukhumvit Road near the Rungah Condominium U-turn Aug. 19.
Nine methamphetamine tablets were found hidden in his clothes.
Witnesses told police the victim had been chased by two men on a motorbike, who opened fire as he approached the U-turn. Niran crashed and the bike burst into flames. Area residents put out the fire and took Niran to the hospital.
Police speculated Niran likely was shot due a conflict with a drug dealer.
Famous Thai country music singer Anont R-Siam died after falling off his roof during a repair job in Sriracha.
The 44-year-old singer, whose real name was Theeraphat Bunaek, died of heart failure following a brain hemorrhage at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Aug. 10.
A distraught man who thought he wanted to commit suicide had to be rescued after deciding he did want to jump from a Sukhumvit Road pedestrian bridge after all.
Police raided a Soi 6 bar allegedly selling the sexual services of a 15-year-old girl.
An undercover foreign police informant was used to ensnare the management of the My Friend You bar. Posing as a customer, the informant allegedly paid the bar 3,000 baht for the teen’s services in an upstairs room.
Police found 13 other Thai women, ages 19-38, servicing customers. All were taken into custody and charged with prostitution offenses.
Cashier Kanika Nakkhum, 29, faces charges of pandering an underage teen and human trafficking.