Theerarak Suthathiwong

A drunk construction worker was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 66-year-old neighbor.

Police found Watcharin Denduang, 35, sitting bruised and bleeding on the floor of Sa-ard Thepphichai’s Soi Potisan home Feb. 17. Medics from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation provided first aid.

Sa-ard told Banglamung police she was at home when a very drunk Watcharin had come to her house, asking to have sex with her. She ran in the bathroom and screamed for help.

Neighbors came to the woman’s rescue and beat the suspect into submission before calling police. She said he’d twice tried to break down the restroom door to get to her.

Sa-ard, however, refused to press charges because Watcharin was a neighbor. He was thrown into jail overnight to sober up and was released.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:27

Nong Plalai teacher injured in drive-by shooting

A teacher was shot in the head by a bullet during a suspected random drive-by shooting in Nong Plalai.

Dusit Thunprasert, 26, was only grazed by the bullet during the Feb. 14 incident near the Papermill Transport Co. on Soi 1 in Nongket Yai. A fellow teacher passenger in the car was uninjured. Dusit was treated at Banglamung Hospital.

Three Cambodian construction workers have been arrested for allegedly slitting the throat of a countryman for showing off.

Fire damaged a meditation pavilion and an antiques museum at Nongprue Temple, causing more than 50 million baht in damages.

International banking was the focus when academics from Thailand and Indonesia met in Pattaya.

The Department of Special Investigations brought together government officials and tour operators to address a December complaint that illegal Russian tour guides were stealing Thai jobs.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:50

Indian hits Russian, on dry land, with jet ski

A Russian woman was injured after being hit on dry land by a jet ski driven by an Indian tourist.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:42

8 students hurt in Nong Plalai school bus crash

Eight schoolchildren were injured when a container truck slammed into a school bus in Nong Plalai.

Twenty-two kids were aboard Srisuvit School Pattaya’s Toyota minibus when the accident occurred on Highway 36 Jan. 29. Injuries ran the gamut from scratches to skull fractures. All the injured were taken to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya for treatment.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:39

Police volunteer shot in Nongprue

A police volunteer was injured after being shot in Nongprue.

Sakda Chanchai, 18, suffered a single shot to the chest in front of the J.B. Color Lab on Soi Sukhumvit 59 Jan. 29. He was listed in serious condition at Banglamung Hospital.

Sakda’s friend Sanan Chimwiset, 18, said the victim was sitting on his motorbike waiting for some friends when two youths on a Honda Wave rode by. The pillion passenger fired the shot.

Police speculated the shooters were either the teenager’s enemies or possibly someone the volunteer helped arrest previously. Investigators are reviewing security-camera footage.

A married gardener apparently hung himself in jealously over his extramarital girlfriend’s paid liaison with a foreigner.

The body of Nitithep Sawong, 30, was found hanging from a nylon rope in a restroom behind a house on Sukhumvit Soi 43 Feb. 1. Police found no evidence to counter their assumption he committed suicide.

Thongluan Yutthalay, 32, told police the dead man recently became her boyfriend. However, the night before they had argued bitterly over her work as a bargirl and the time she spent with a foreign customer.

She said her boyfriend wanted her to stop working and let him take care of her. The argument continued for hours until he left to buy some food and did not return. She later found him dead.

As the body was being taken out to Banglamung Hospital, however, a disabled woman in a wheelchair arrived and told police she was Nitithep’s wife. They’d been married about two years, she claimed, until he ran off to live with his girlfriend.

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