A central Pattaya man was arrested for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s motorbike.
Weeraphan Pangpipat, 29, was taken into custody May 3 at the Pradubyard Apartments on Sukhumvit Soi 42 after a witness told police he saw Weeraphan drive away Noparat Padkunthod’s Honda.
Noparat, 20, said he parked the three-month-old bike and chained it in the parking lot, but came out and it was gone.
Weeraphan denied taking the bike, but another witness came forward and accused him of taking the motorcycle and parking it at Big C Extra. Police found the bike there and arrested the man.
Pattaya police arrested a Bangkok woman with a huge stash of drugs she allegedly sold on behalf of a Bangkok Remand Prison inmate.
Ladda Ket-Gnamyat, 40, was captured April 28 near a Toyota repair center on Chareonrachadorn Road in Bangkok with 17,600 ya ba tablets, 916 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 400 ecstasy tablets.
The arrest followed interrogation of two alleged small-time drug dealers in Pattaya who cited an inmate named Heng as their supplier. The two suspects were persuaded to set up a delivery.
She was charged with possession with intent to sell Class 1 narcotics.
Ladda Ket-Gnamyat has been arrested and charged with intent to sell Class 1 narcotics.
A Ban Chang man suspected in a string of burglaries in Banglamung and Sattahip districts was arrested with a cache of expensive jewelry.
Suwat Pinsuwan, 38, was taken into custody April 30 with a Rolex watch, 11 pieces of expensive jewelry, a motorcycle and various burglary tools.
He is accused of burglarizing homes and businesses in Pattaya, Ban Chang, and Sattahip.
The latest burglary took place April 16 at the Rapeepan Minimart owned by Rapeepan Ratanaliam, 50, of Huay Yai.
Suwat didn’t get far before he was tracked down and arrested.
Suwat Pinsuwan has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Pattaya, Ban Chang, and Sattahip.
Two Cambodians were injured when their pickup truck was struck by a tour bus in Huay Yai.
Driver Fiaya Fawon, 30, and Somsoh Sen, 30, were trapped inside their Si Saket-registered Nissan pickup in the April 29 crash on Highway 331. Rescuers cut them from the vehicle and transported them to a local hospital.
Bus driver Supat Buapan said he was taking 46 passengers from Sattahip to Lopburi and was racing to overtake another vehicle near a factory when the Nissan pulled out of the parking lot there.
He was taken to the police station likely to face charges of reckless driving causing injury.
The driver and passenger were injured when their pickup was struck by a tour bus in Huay Yai.
A Burmese fisherman was rescued from a Thai fishing boat after his girlfriend claimed he was abducted and forced to work against his will, but the boat’s captain said the crewman volunteered.
An elderly British man was found dead in his Pattaya apartment.
Terence Michael Sims, 66, was found lying face down on the bathroom of his eighth floor apartment at the PAD Condominium on Sukhumvit Soi 42. Police found injuries on the right side of his face and he was bleeding from the nose and mouth. He also had injuries to his head and police estimated that he was dead for at least 12 hours.
The room was investigated and no belongings were believed to be missing.
Building manager William Alexander, 70, said Sims had been staying there for more than three years. He usually drank with foreign friends at a bar downstairs, but his mates became concerned when he did not show today.
Foul play is not suspected, but the body was sent to the Forensic Institute to determine the cause of death.
Pattaya police are trying to identify an Asian man whose body washed up on Koh Larn.
The apparent drowning victim was a light-skinned Asian man in his late 20s wearing long, black trousers and a Romanson wristwatch. Police found no identification on the corpse and a black handbag on the victim was empty.
Authorities estimated he had been dead about two days.
Police assumed he drowned elsewhere and floated to shore on Koh Larn. His body was sent to the Forensic Institute to determine an official cause of death.
A Koh Larn family feud spanning more than a decade turned into gunfire after one relative shot another for dumping cat feces in his yard.
Wanchai Somchai, owner of the Charoenchai Resort, was arrested shortly after fleeing the island by boat around 6 p.m. April 22. He was charged with injuring five people with blasts from a shotgun.
A Dutchman died after crashing his motorbike on Beach Road.
Marc Egmont Henkel, 51, struck his head a concrete block after sliding 20 meters in the April 18 crash near the Hard Rock Hotel. His Yamaha Nouvo showed only minor damage.
Witnesses said the Netherlands national had been speeding down Beach Road when he lost control of the bike, fell and skidded to his death.
An old artillery shell found near Mabprachan Reservoir caused worry, but no injuries.
Police were called to the Moo 3 village entrance to the lake where the old and rusted shell, 10 centimeters wide and 30 centimeters long, was found.