Cattle Rustler Arrested
KAMPOT – A woman was arrested at the Tram Sosar market on July 26 for selling a cow. She had stolen the cow from her aunt. She was held in police custody for questioning, but escaped sometime that night.
Sok Mean, Touk Meas police officer, said that the suspect, Sao Sreyny, 33, from Chrok Khley, was arrested again the next day in the cave of Chrolounh.
Son of Tax Official Arrested for Con
PHNOM PENH – Vorn Davin, was visiting his friend in Prey Sar prison on July 28, when he was taken into custody to the Tonle Basak police station. It was his second arrest.
Sok Sam Uth, commune police chief, said that the suspect conned three different victims out of a car, two motorbikes and $ 1.500. He was disowned more than ten years ago by his father, Vorn Savoeun, the tax official of Kandal.
He was sent to the police station for questioning.
Two Drug Dealers Sent to Court
SIHANOUKVILLE – Hong Hem, a private worker and Rin Maryny, a hairdresser, both 25, were arrested on July 27 for selling drugs. The methamphetamine they were marketing was confiscated.
The next morning the two suspects were sent to court.
Seven Drug Users Sent to Court
BANTEAY MEANCHEY – Seven people were caught using drugs on the afternoon of July 29 in Ruessey Krork village.
Thin Sidet, an anti-drug police officer, said that the suspects were: Ly Da, Nov Thoeurn, Hoeurn Ny, Kim Kheang, Sai Ny, Ho Chamnan and Yean Veasna.
Eleven packages of meth and some paraphernalia – bottles and straws – were confiscated as evidence.
They were charged and sent to court.
Snake Bites Young Man
KANDAL – Huot Sophorn, 21, was bitten by a venomous snake on Monday in Porthinhean village.
The victim’s family said that he was on his way to see about his cow, which was tied by the river bank in front of his house. He felt a sharp prick on his ankle, thinking it from a thorn or thistle. He then collapsed and called for help.
He had been bitten by the snake, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The snake fled unrecognized.
Bogus Theft Report
BANTEAY MEANCHEY – Hay Savy, 32 and her husband, Srey Keo, 56, told the police that they were robbed by a group of four people at around midnight on July 29 . They reported that 3.1 million riels, a necklace, a bracelet, a driver’s license and an ID card were stolen from their house in Tuol Pongro village.
Ath Khem, provincial police chief, sent Sao Bun, police chief of Malai district, to investigate the case thoroughly.
And as it turned out, all the accusations were false. Hay Savy gambled away a great sums of money, and tried this ruse to get even.
Police Save Tuktuk Thief
KANDAL – Song Sieng sought and found his stolen tuktuk at the Ta Khmao They market on July 29. He also found the culprit, Kuy San, 29, a construction worker from Village 3. He confronted the thief.
Yor Din, Ta Khmao’s deputy police chief, stated that the thief was severely beaten by “people unknown” in the market. His arrest saved him from further injury.
Deranged Man Kills 6-year-old Nephew
TBONG KHMOM – A six-year old boy was held captive by his 19-year old uncle for over eight hours before the police could free the boy.
Starting at 16:00 the police tried a variety of strategies to free the boy who was tied to a post inside his uncle’s house in Kanhche village. After the deranged uncle started to attack the boy — and the police — with a machete they decided to shoot him at midnight. Mao Pov, police chief, said it was their last resort.
The boy was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital and the man died at the scene. He was known by the villagers as being mentally disturbed and violent.
Stolen Ox Bones Found in Forest
KANDAL – The remains of an ox -bones, skull and innards- were found in the forest of Anhchanh village on the afternoon of July 29. The ox was apparently butchered for the meat.
Choy Ly, 55, a farmer from Kampong Speu province reported to the police that his ox had been stolen from his barn the night before.
He identified the discovered ox as his with facial recognition.
Toilet Digger Finds Bomb
KANDAL – An unidentified metal object was found in Ping Pong village on the afternoon of July 28. Un Vy was excavating a new latrine behind his house when he uncovered the object. It looked like a 105 mm howitzer cargo shell.
He called the local police, because he saw that the metal cone was of military origin. They roped off the area awaiting the arrival of the provincial experts.
Hit-and-Run Kills One, Injures One
KANDAL – A young man was seriously injured and another died on the way to the hospital after an accident at 14:10 on July 27 in Chroy Dong village.
A witness said that the two victims were on a motorbike when a truck overtook them. The adjacent van driver swerved into the back of the motorbike.
Mouern Bora, 19, the biker, was pronounced dead at the hospital and his passenger, Ouk Vichet, 17, was seriously injured. They both from Leuk Dek district. The van driver fled the scene.