Theerarak Suthathiwong

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:45

Naklua Canal pumps to be overhauled

Pattaya’s city council members inspected two water pumps at the Plub Canal in Naklua, determining if the out-of-order equipment can be repaired or needs replaced.

A man angry that his girlfriend had to work instead of joining him for Loy Krathong was arrested for attempting to slash her throat.

Montree Ainnian, 47, was captured inside Central Festival Pattaya Beach following the Nov. 25 attack outside Heaven Massage on Second Road at Soi 3. Police said he had tossed the knife away while fleeing.

A South Korean man who called his embassy to report the death of a fellow countryman in Huay Yai has been arrested for his murder.

Yun Myeong Kyun, 31, was brought to a police press conference in Chonburi Nov. 24 after being charged with conspiracy to kill Lim Dong Jun, 24, along with two compatriots who already have fled the kingdom.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 11:48

2 women charged with drugging, robbing tourists

Two Walking Street prostitutes have been arrested for allegedly drugging and robbing a pair of Middle Eastern customers.

Suchada Yusuk, 33, and Pattanawan Sawangcheun, 30, were taken into custody Nov. 24 after Iranian Gholamreza Azizollah, 52, and Israeli Yakov Beri Reznik, 65, filed complaints with Pattaya police.

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.

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