The head of a Naklua motorbike-taxi crew is suspected of beating one man to death and injuring another in a dispute over business turf.
Samran Phianketkit, 42, died at the taxi stand on Soi Potisan 8 Sept. 21. Somyos Ketmanee, 43, sustained minor injuries in a fight at a nearby snooker parlor. A driver, identified only as “Udd”, is wanted in the attacks.
A German bicyclist spent three hours in a muddy ditch at the Mabprachan Reservoir before being pulled out by rescuers.
Wolf Minderjahn, 69, drove into the ditch on his mountain bike after getting separated from a friend in an unfamiliar part of the reservoir Sept. 17. The rider was unable to extricate himself from the meter-deep mud.
An elderly Chinese tourist was injured when she fell from an observation point on Pratamnak Hill.
Chiew Juayee, 61, suffered a broken hip, sprained limbs and other contusions Sept. 7 after falling about five meters down the hill. She had been posing for a photo on a fence and slipped, said tour guide Japue Pasee.
She said other tourists have also fallen and suggested city hall should make repairs to prevent further injuries.
Rescue workers tend to Chiew Juayee, a Chinese tourist who fell from an observation point on Pratamnak Hill.
A mid-30s Thai woman carrying a gift box wrapped in floral wrapping paper didn’t fit the profile of a drug dealer, but inside the “present” was 2kg of marijuana. The woman was arrested on suspicion of dealing grass.
A drunk Russian man was detained for allegedly stripping naked inside a Jomtien Beach 7-Eleven.
Flabbergasted employees called police after the unidentified man dropped his drawers and waved his penis at female clerks at the Soi Chaiyapruek 3 shop.
A pregnant motorcyclist died after being hit by a pickup truck that ran a red light on Sukhumvit Road.
The unidentified woman, presumed to be about five months pregnant and in her mid-20s, died instantly in the Sept. 3 crash at the intersection of Soi Chaiyapruek. Her mangled Srakaew-registered motorbike was found nearby.
Nattapol La-ota, 22, of Prathum Thani was arrested for reckless driving resulting in death.
Police said Nattapol confessed he’d run a red light and hit the victim, who had made a right turn in front of him. He said he unable to stop in time.
Minister removes director of Rong Poh center where 4-year-old was molested for 2 months
A Banglamung man arrested for allegedly molesting a 4-year-old at the Chonburi Child Care Home may have been only one of three pedophiles operating at the Rong Poh facility.
An Indian man died after striking his head on rocks off Koh Larn during strong currents.
Dannis Kashi, 28, suffered a fractured skull and other wounds in the Aug. 25 accident off Samae Beach.
Friends said Kashi and they were visiting Pattaya on vacation and wanted to enjoy Koh Larn’s beach. Kashi, however, couldn’t swim, so he rented a flotation device.
Strong currents moved the buoy quickly, however, and Kashi lost his balance as it moved near a group of rocks and fell off.
Police have arrested the lesbian lover of a married Pattaya woman who allegedly killed her in a fit of jealous rage outside the house of the victim’s foreign husband.