A drunk Pattaya police officer celebrated the New Year by firing a 12-gauge shotgun into the residence of the city’s police chief.
Senior Sgt. Maj. Theeaphat Sahapaphapat denied charges he was disgruntled over disciplinary action imposed by Col. Suwan Chiewnawinthawat and fired five shots into the superintendent’s apartment from his own room across a walkway behind the station.
A Russian man apparently hung himself in a Jomtien Beach hotel after his wife left him.
The body of Alexandre Ivanov, 55, was found hanging from shoelaces in the bathroom of his hotel room near Soi 16 Dec. 27. Authorities believe he’d been dead for about four hours.
An Issan woman fighting with her foreign boyfriend died after allegedly jumping from the 15th floor of a Pattaya condominium.
Six cattle died after drinking from a public pond believed to have been poisoned in Takientia.
Banglamung police were called to Takiantia-Sangkapiew Soi 20 Dec. 21 where the cows and oxen had died.
The 2-meter-wide pond was littered with dead shrimp, crab and fish that villagers had pulled ashore. Two cows, foaming at the mouth, were in the bank of a pickup truck.
Police raided three Soi Buakaow pharmacies and arrested three people for allegedly selling erectile dysfunction drugs illegally.
Smike Drug, S.J. Pharmacy and Sonya Drugstore were hit in the Dec. 18 operation.
Highway police have set up checkpoints and “comfort areas” to promote safe driving and attempt to reduce the annual carnage during the long New Year holidays.
The commander-general of the Royal Thai Police toured Walking Street, hearing from local commanders about efforts to keep tourists safe.
A British-Thai man was injured when he crashed his car into a former Rayong police officer’s house while driving drunk.
Mark Michael Black, 26, suffered a minor head injury in the 5 a.m. accident on Soi Wat Bunyakanchanaram 4 Dec. 9. Medics attempted to transport him to the hospital for treatment, but Black jumped from the ambulance to continue the argument with his girlfriend that prompted the accident.
Five teenagers were arrested in connection with the burglary of a Pattaya Park Hill 2 home.
Patrol officers stopped 16-year-old “Leek” and 15-year-old “Mod” Dec. 9 as they drove a motorbike on Third Road after midnight. On them, officers found an Apple iPad and digital camera belonging to Varunee Khaothaisong, 41.
A Russian man being treated for alcoholism apparently drank himself to death in a Pattaya hotel.
The body of Vladimir Batuev, 46, was found in the bathroom of his 2nd Road hotel room Dec. 9. There was no sign of violence, but the body was found with blood and vomit nearby.