The son a wealthy Thai lighting-store owner was arrested in Pattaya after allegedly racing his 10 million baht sports car down Beach Road.
Pattaya police Chief Col. Supathee Bungkhrong spotted the Nissan GTR cutting through traffic Aug. 9 and ordered traffic police to apprehend the driver. They did so at Walking Street.
An American man got a high-heeled shoe to the forehead after rudely telling a transvestite what he could do with his provocative drink offer.
Shawn Bowsher, 36, needed 13 stitches to close the gash sustained outside the Fancy Beer Bar on Soi Buakaow Aug. 14. He told police that he’d only walked by the ladyboy bar when he was surrounded by a group of men in skirts who propositioned him. He admits he less-than-politely told one ‘no’ and was attacked by one of the lad’s spiked heels.
Suranart Suyajai was arrested for assault with a spiked heal, causing 13 stitches to the head of an American tourist.
Police the following night arrested Suranart Suyajai, 28, who had fled from the crime scene the night before.
Police said the Kampaengpet native admitted whacking the American because he rudely declined an offer to share a drink.
High-school students got a taste of life on the beat in Pattaya as area Tourist Police enlisted them in a “Youth Police” program to work with foreigners.
Region 2 Tourist Police chief Col. Prapoj Chotikhun and Pattaya chief Lt. Col. Arun Promphan led the evening course for 18 students from Pattaya School No. 11 Aug. 1.
High-school students were given a taste of life on the beat when area Tourist Police enlisted them to work with foreigners.
Before taking the field, the students had learned some basic Russian, Chinese, Korean and English phrases from the police and then, under supervision, were set loose at Bali Hai Pier to assist tourists.
Officials said the program was developed because of the historical fear youths have of police. The training session brought down barriers between the students and officers and gave them lessons in police work that they might one day go into.
Banglamung officials arrested two Laotian women who allegedly transported bags full of methamphetamine pills over the border to Pattaya.
Another mobile phone theft has been foiled by an Apple iPhone’s built-in tracking software, with police arresting an Algerian man for taking a Japanese tourist’s bag from a Walking Street go-go bar.
Police and military officials continued their crackdown on area loan sharks, arresting another five men allegedly running illegal money-lending operations out of two East Pattaya houses.
The carcass of a giant sea turtle washed ashore on South Pattaya’s Yim Yom Beach, the victim of an apparent run-in with a boat.
The corpse of the turtle, which was about 30 years old and weighed 50 kg., was found by a Russian tourist and dragged ashore, at which time authorities were called, said Janthiporn Sirimongkol, 51, a vendor at the Pratamnak Hill beach.
The turtle showed signs of several injuries and part of its hard shell was missing.
A giant sea turtle washed ashore on South Pattaya’s Yim Yom Beach, the victim of an apparent run-in with a boat.
A Thai contractor’s Cambodian work crew is suspected of robbing and killing their boss on a job site in Nongprue.
The body of Phaiseethong Pimta, 32, was sitting in a chair, face down on a table, outside an under-construction home on a 3 rai plot on Soi Nongmaikaen 17, on July 24.
The Bueng Kan man had been bludgeoned to death, his skull split open with a hard object. Police found his empty wallet in the woods nearby and his motorbike had been stolen.
Home owner Sathaporn Toma, 48, said he’d hired Phaiseethong for a painting job and that the victim had brought along four Khmer employees, three men and a woman.
A day earlier, he told police, he saw the contractor arguing over salary payments with one of the workers, but didn’t consider it serious. He admitted he was wrong after he returned the next day to find Phaiseethong dead and the Cambodians gone.
Civil-defense volunteers foiled a bag-snatch theft of a Russian tourist in North Pattaya.
A 19-year-old Cambodian identified only as “With” and a 17-year-old Thai boy were charged with the attempted robbery of Nadezda Bokova, 31, near Soi 6 July 20.
A 19-year-old Cambodian identified as “With” and a 17-year-old Thai boy were charged with the attempted robbery of Nadezda Bokova and her boyfriend.
Bokova told police she and her boyfriend were walking when the two men pulled up on a motorbike and With jumped off and grabbed her handbag. The suspects neglected, however, to look around first and made the grab right in front of the volunteers, who quickly stepped in and detained the alleged robbers.
Officials seize 100 million baht in assets in Pattaya
A Dutch man and his Thai wife are facing drug and money laundering charges in two countries following a raid on their Pattaya-area home.
Officers from the Anti-Money Laundering Office, Department of Special Investigations, Office of the Attorney-General and Huay Yai police apprehended Johannes Petrus Maria van Laarhoven and his wife Mingkwan Kaen-in at their 2 rai property at the Phoenix Golf Course July 23.