Theerarak Suthathiwong

Two men have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to kill “Tee Takientia” in Naklua last month.

Lone Samsung, 37, and his brother Roj Samsung, 35, were captured in separate arrests and presented to the media Feb. 25. Lone was apprehended hiding out in Chiang Mai while Roj was taken into custody at his Takientia home.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:30

SCG Chemical, fishermen sink artificial reefs

Naklua fishermen, government officials and representatives from SCG Chemical Co. continued work to rebuild local marine populations with the laying of “fish houses” in Pattaya-area waters.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:18

Iranian arrested for hotel iPhone burglary

An Iranian man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a Chinese tourist’s smartphone.

Esmaeil Ali Zaremoayedi, 30, was apprehended Feb. 7, five days after Zauying Zhang, a fellow guest at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel on Soi 3, reported a stolen Apple iPhone.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:09

Thai women attack Russian tourist

A Russian man was attacked and robbed by two Thai women he brought back to his South Pattaya bungalow.

Lazare Ksouri, 42, suffered multiple head wounds in the Feb. 9 assault. He was treated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. Police found two condoms and scattered money in the house, along with other unspecified evidence in his car.

Pimnutorn Somphongthum, owner of Rich Bungalow, said Ksouri came back to the hotel with two Thai woman about 11 p.m., then later came out of the room bloodied and screaming for help. She did not see the women leave.

Police assume he was robbed, but had to wait until he recovered from his injuries to further investigate.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:01

Crane truck torched after touching power lines

A careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines, in turn touching off the torching of his vehicle.

Firefighters were called to extinguish the burning Mitsubishi crane truck on Sukhumvit Road near the Index home-furnishings store Feb. 9. All eight of the truck’s back tires were ablaze.

Driver Rarat Rathawong, 47, said he was lifting the basket when he accidentally hit the power lines. Wearing gloves, he avoided being burnt and escaped the vehicle before it exploded in flames.

This careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines with the vehicle’s basket, setting off a fire that torched the truck’s back wheels.This careless crane driver touched high-voltage lines with the vehicle’s basket, setting off a fire that torched the truck’s back wheels.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:14

100 taxi drivers protest black-plate cabs

About 100 Pattaya taxi drivers complained to military officials that illegal drivers are stealing their business through violent intimidation.

Taxi-driver association head Pongsak Ajanukarn led the group of legal drivers to Jittapawan College where they presented a petition for help to Sub. Lt. Chuthidej Singthong, deputy head of the area control in Banglamung District for the 14th Military Circle. Banglamung police and Chonburi transportation officials also attended.

New Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana said tackling corruption, human trafficking and guns are his top priorities during his first meeting with government staffers.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:56

Duo arrested for robberies of beer, cigarettes

Two Pattaya security guards were arrested in the Northeast for a string of armed robberies that allegedly netted them not only cash, but beer and cigarettes.

Police brought Danai Petpoom, 20, and Pornchai Manorah, 23, to a press conference Feb. 2 following their separate arrests in Khon Kaen. Seized from them was a homemade shotgun, walkie-talkie, one bullet and the motorbike they allegedly used to commit three crimes Jan. 30.

Pattaya-area officials closed a Pratamnak Hill gentlemen’s club for 30 days for operating illegally as part of a city sweep of bars and karaoke parlors.

About 50 Pattaya police and Banglamung District officers raided the Heaven Gentleman’s Lounge Club and Sport Feb. 3 after complaints the two-story house refurbished into a club was offering illicit drugs and prostitution.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:52

Residential gentlemen’s club shut down

Police, Banglamung District and military officials raided Planet Earth Beach Club in Jomtien Beach after complaints foreigners and Thai women were abusing drugs and disturbing neighbors with loud music.

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