The brutal stabbing murder of a Burmese man led Sattahip residents to claim that the victim’s ghost was haunting the area. Four Burmese suspects were later arrested and confessed to the murder, which occurred during a violent drunken quarrel.
About three dozen freelance prostitutes were arrested along Beach Road during a police sweep. They were fined and released after their information was logged on police files. The Pattaya police station commander said such arrests will be made regularly to help prevent crimes against tourists.
Commander of section 2, Pol.Maj.Gen.Kittiphong Ngaomook confirmed there was no subordinate under the name of "Pop" forcing pubs in Pattaya to sell friend peanuts and taking the profits for himself.
Four workers at a Sattahip LPG station were arrested for consuming meth pills on the job. People had complained to the sheriff that the workers were openly using drugs and scaring customers with their drugged behavior.
A 21-year-old Thai man died after being shot four times outside a restaurant by a security guard. The guard was reportedly being beaten by while trying to break up a brawl, so he pulled out his gun and began shooting. He fled the scene afterwards.
A YouTube video, titled “Pattaya Mafia,” shows a man assaulting a security officer at Bali Hai pier in view of tourist buses. The man had blocked traffic by making a U-turn while towing his boat, and got mad when the officer took photos for evidence.
An innocent woman from Banpae was having a joyful time with friends celebrating National Labor Day, until residents found her lying in the middle of the Grove woods, breathing slowly, and head bashed, and was raped.
An illegal rubber tree farm located in a remote mountain area in Rayong was raided by 20 armed law enforcement officials. The squatters had cleared a large area of forest to grow rubber trees. They also used guns to threaten local residents and officials.
Pattaya police gambling bust in a rental room, got 7 gamblers, the suspects confessed that they played to celebrate national Labor Day.
Two suspects to be considered being on drugs stole two bags from two Russian foreigners. 1 suspect fleeing the scene and 1 arrested.
A 25-year-old Nongkhai man climbed up into a boat docked near Laem Balihai pier to steal the fishhooks, but he was caught by the fishermen. They had been watching for a thief after several previous thefts.
A 19-year-old female was caught burglarizing a South Pattaya apartment by the 35-year-old renter after she returned home from work. The victim called on neighbors to help detain the suspect. The thief told police she stole money and property to look after her girlfriend.
A Navy ship intercepted a Cambodian fishing boat in Rayong bay and seized nearly 300 cut Siamese rosewood logs worth 10 million THB. The ship’s pilot said he was hired to deliver the logs to a location in Vietnam, and did not know anything else.
Two Cambodians fleeing from police tried to jump from a 3rd floor balcony to the adjacent building, but fell to the ground and were severely injured. The suspects were in a gang that killed a Thai man during a minor dispute.
A 39-year-old Belgian man was arrested in Rayong after the father of an 11-year-old boy reported that his son and a friend were molested in a public park. The suspect was found to have molested other victims on a previous visit.
A 38-year-old Cambodian man was arrested for killing his girlfriend with a chain during a violent argument, after she discovered he was having an affair. He then tied her hands with the chain and dumped her body in the garbage bin.
An 18-year-old Pattaya man was stabbed on Pattaya Beach by his ex-girlfriend during a quarrel. He was trying to get back together, but they ended up arguing and fighting. So a gang of her male friends beat the victim while she stabbed him twice.
Police arrested a gang of 7 teenagers, 5 male and 2 female, who skipped school to steal motorbikes and snatch tourists’ properties around Pattaya. The delinquents, between ages 13-17, stayed in rented rooms and consumed drugs with their money, and didn’t listen to parents.
A drunk gunman used a rapid fire automatic weapon to rake a grocery store at a Rayong village, seriously injuring a woman and a young boy. Police suspect the cause of the unprovoked shooting is an unresolved dispute over the purchase of the land.
Criminals stole 80,000 baht cash from the safe of a German building destruction contractor. Police suspect that the thief was either an insider or a safe opening expert, because the theft was committed without any signs of forced entry.