Chinese online gamblers busted in Pattaya

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Boonlua Chatree
Four Chinese men were arrested for allegedly setting up an underground online lottery for Thais. Wei Chen, 27, Keqiang Sui, 29, Qing Gao, 26, and Xianxiang Shen, 27, were taken…

Colombian arrested with fake passport

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Boonlua Chatree
A Colombian man is facing deportation after being caught using a counterfeit passport with a fake name. Cesar Augusto Caita Riomalo, 39, was taken into custody July 27 after trying…
A transvestite prostitute wanted for slashing a Russian tour guide in the face was captured in Northeast Thailand. Patya “Ann” Poromin was apprehended in Nakhon Sawan July 27 and charged…

Pattaya teen pub given 5-year closure

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Boonlua Chatree
A Pattaya club where more than 100 underage teens were found drinking has become the first bar in Thailand to be shut down for five years under a new National…

Scaffolding collapse causes damage, no injuries

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Boonlua Chatree
A scaffolding collapse at an under-construction hotel in North Pattaya caused property damage of more than 100,000 baht, but no injuries. Following heavy rain, light posts and metal scaffolding crumpled…

Spanish man dies of apparent fall

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Boonlua Chatree
Police say a Spanish man who died in his central Pattaya apartment fell after getting drunk. Manuel Gallardo Garcia, 53, was found lying in a pool of blood in his…
Sattahip authorities have issued arrest warrants for a Bang Saray fishmonger and a Cambodian employee who allegedly conspired to rape a 16-year-old German-Thai girl five times. The teenager was living…

Eastern Seaboard celebrates HRH Crown Prince’s 63rd birthday

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By CPRD
The Eastern Seaboard marked the 63rd birthday of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn with prayers and wishes for a long life. In the Pattaya area, Nongprue Deputy Mayor Eneak Pattana-ngam…

Soi 5 Thanwa cleans up for Mother’s Day

Friday, 07 August 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 32 By Jetsada Homklin
The Soi 5 Thanwa Community joined city hall for a neighborhood cleanup to honor HM the Queen for her upcoming birthday. Community President Surin Yimyai led more than 50 people…

Bomber on highway draws shutterbugs in Sattahip

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Patcharapol Panrak
Unused for almost 8 years, moving this A-7E Corsair II bomber along the highway to the Naval Education Center drew many shutterbugs in Sattahip.

Smaller Mother’s Day parade planned

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Surasak Huasoon
Pattaya is scaling back its annual Mother’s Day parade, saying a more-orderly procession will honor HM the Queen better on her birthday. City officials met with representatives from Pattaya’s 42…
Chonburi immigration police were taught how to better detect foreign criminals while providing better service to tourists at a seminar in Jomtien Beach. Pol. Col. Jedsada Yaisun, deputy commander of…
Construction will begin shortly on a new pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road near Pattaya School No. 5 to replace one that must be demolished to make way for the Sukhumvit-Central…

Sukhumvit detour to return mid-August

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Jetsada Homklin
This past week’s four days of traffic detours on Sukhumvit Road were only a dress rehearsal to a much-longer detour along the region’s main artery later in August. In order…

Nongprue installing ‘no littering’ signs

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Jetsada Homklin
Nongprue Sub-district has installed “no littering” signs at an East Pattaya field to remind residents of something they already should know. On Pathanakarn Road at Soi Khao Noi, Nongprue Councilman…
What can you do with a drunken sailor? Read on. A drunk tour boat captain has had his license suspended after driving his double-deck vessel onto Pattaya Beach, scattering tourists…
Pattaya has begun repair cracks and broken edges of the Bali Hai Pier approach bridge and is vowing legal action against careless boat captains who damaged it. Councilman Sanit Boonmachai,…

Repairman arrested for attempted rape

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Boonlua Chatree
A repairman was arrested after being beat up by Naklua residents for allegedly trying a rape a university student. Police found a bruised and battered Rungroj Boongerd, 36, being held…

Police grab up robbery gang targeting tourists

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
Pattaya police have arrested a three-man gang that confessed to robbing numerous Thai and foreign tourists in Pattaya and Jomtien beaches for months. Chanhom Kerdee, 57, Anan Porphu, 39, and…

Kazakh fugitive nabbed in Pattaya

Friday, 31 July 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 31 By Theerarak Suthathiwong
A 37-year-old Kazakhstan national wanted back home for rape, murder and robbery was captured hiding out in Pattaya. Syrym Parmanov was taken into custody by immigration police at a house…
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