Khatcha Thatsart

Pattaya’s police chief and two of the region’s top commanders were removed from office as the Thai military consolidated its control of the kingdom’s administration.
Family, friends and top police officials turned out to pay last respects to a Banglamung Police lance corporal killed in last month’s deadly police effort to reclaim Bangkok’s Phan Fah Bridge from anti-government demonstrators.
Chonburi police swept through Koh Larn to rid the tourist isle of police impersonators, drug dealers, loan sharks and gamblers. Chonburi Station commander Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart led 30 officers on the Oct. 23 raid after receiving information on an organized crime gang committing all sorts...
Fire ripped through Pattaya’s Walking Street area, setting off an inferno that destroyed eight buildings, damaged up to 20, and caused an estimated 100 million baht in destruction.
Newly installed Region 2 police commander Lt. Gen. Kawee Suphanant wasted no time in slapping down on his highest-profile police station, dropping in on Pattaya’s headquarters to find dirty jail cells and flooded toilets.
More than 2,000 public officials, private organizers and students turned out to support a royally backed campaign against domestic violence hosted by the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office at the Alangkarn Theatre.

Pattaya Courthouse marks 13th anniversary

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:14
Law enforcement officials marked the 13th anniversary of Pattaya’s Courthouse with a merit-making ceremony. Chief Justice Apichart Thepnu welcomed Chonburi police commander Maj. Gen Khatcha Thatsart, Nongprue chief Col. Somnuk Changate and Banglamung Police Superintendent Col. Supachai Puikaewkam to the May 31 ceremony.
Pol. Col. Suwan Cheaonawinthawat today is out of a job as Pattaya’s police superintendent after Royal Thai Police commanders removed him following a Banglamung District gambling raid.

Pattaya Court to offer free legal advice

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:54
Pattaya lawyers will offer free legal advice and assistance to tourists and residents at an expanded legal center at the Pattaya Court in Jomtien Beach. Pornsak Thepasuwan, director-general of Region 2 Attorney General’s Office, and Walking Street Community President Methakrit Suntharas April...

Pork vendor finds, returns 206,000 baht

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:31
A roast pork vendor who found 206,000 baht near the Nongyai railroad tracks returned the money to its rightful owner with the help of Chonburi police and Sophon Cable TV.
Top area police and politicians were on hand as the Royal Thai Police opened Nongprue’s first official police station. Chonburi Station commander Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart, Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit, Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, and MPs Santsak and Poramet Ngampichet were among those offering...
Three foreigners were arrested when police raided an East Pattaya home being used as a studio for a pornographic webcam operation. Dutchman Ethan Marcel Christopher Janzwarts, 46; Slovenian Luka Zagar, 32; and Austrian Melanie Pirich, 27, were taken into custody along with Sakdadet Khumthuan,...
A Royal Thai Navy sailor has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old neighbor girl. Petty Officer 1st Class Anek Duangfoong, 40, was taken into custody at his Rattanakarn Village 3 home Jan. 26 after an acquaintance found videos of the assault on the Banglamung girl...
Top police commanders reassured Russian, Chinese and Indian diplomats that a high-season crackdown is reducing crimes against tourists in Pattaya. Royal Thai Police advisor Gen Wuthi Liptapanlop, Regional 2 commander Lt. Col. Vinai Thongsong and Chonburi station head Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart, met with foreign-embassy representatives...
Area police announced the arrest of two men wanted for attempted murder and another six alleged drug dealers and users as part of a tourist-season crime crackdown in Pattaya.
Chonburi police have a launched an investigation into allegations a Nongprue police volunteer browbeat two youths with a gun.
Top government, police and city officials welcomed to Pattaya a Chinese delegation that will help lead the restoration of a Bangkok temple.

Thailand’s police chief tours Walking Street

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 17:10
The commander-general of the Royal Thai Police toured Walking Street, hearing from local commanders about efforts to keep tourists safe.

Police unveil 1.2 million baht smiling mascots

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 11:47
Regional police spent 1.2 million baht on smiling “mascots” to be placed outside Pattaya Police Station to show residents and tourists that “we are your best friends.”

400 police sweep Third Road

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:49
Police seized more than 4,000 methamphetamine tablets and 13 suspected drug users and dealers during a much-publicized one-day sweep by more than 400 police officers through Pattaya.