An unidentified body of unknown nationality was found floating in the ocean a mile off the Sattahip coast. The body’s face was battered beyond recognition. Police suspect the victim had been murdered.
A Cambodian construction worker used a hoe to repeatedly hit the head of Sattahip shop owner, severely injuring him. The suspect was with other drunk young men throwing water and harassing females. They beat the victim after he told them to move away from his shop.
A 23-year-old prisoner escaped while being taken to Pattaya provincial court for sentencing on a drug conviction. He was caught by police after he got on a motorbike taxi to escape. The suspect said he missed his son, who lived with his aunt on soi Buakhao.
Police arrested a vendor who sold noodles for 300 baht per package with a hidden meth pill inside. She was arrested before for dealing drugs, but was broke and needed money to support two daughters, and also repay loan sharks she borrowed from to fight the case.
A Brazil man touched the bottom of a female clerk at a Pattaya internet shop, who called the police. The suspect denied fondling the woman and belittled the victim, until the shop’s CCTV revealed his indecent behavior. Then he confessed to officers.
A 67-year-old Thai man was arrested on sexual assault charges of a 6-year-old girl. He was hired by a neighbor to babysit the girl, but was caught in the act by the girl’s mother when she came home from work.
Pattaya police swept drug dealers and pickpockets from the streets in a preemptive strike against criminals, to help prevent crimes during the Sonkran festival. A total of 31 suspects were arrested. Police are detaining the drug-using suspects for further investigation.
A 27-year-old Ratchaburi man was arrested for selling meth by Sattahip drug enforcement officers. He initially eluded capture, but was eventually caught after a 1 km chase. He confessed to selling meth to help support his wife, a café singer who just lost her job.
Pattaya police arrested several drug users and their dealer, a 45-year-old security guard . He told police his salary is so low, he sold amphetamines and ya-ice to supplement his income.
A police checkpoint on soi Threppasit caught 7 drug addicts and a drug dealer. One suspect was 52-year-old female juice vendor who admitted being a long-time meth addict. Police caught the dealer with an undercover “sting” drug purchase.
Burglars wearing balaclavas invaded a luxury rental home on Soi Bonkai while a German family of four slept inside. They fled when family members woke up. The thieves had disabled the home’s CCTVs, and police suspect the intruders were familiar with the property.
A 16-year-old boy suspected of being a drug dealer by Huay Yai police was hospitalized with a ruptured intestine after 3 officers beat him. They were trying to get the boy to confess, after a drug user named him as his dealer. But the boy refused to admit selling drugs, so he was beaten.
Four Cambodian monks were arrested for having obscene videos on their cellphones. They confessed to watching pornography nightly after soliciting money during the day around Sattahip. Police will prosecute and deport them.
A 44-year-old female and former Chonburi politician was arrested after being caught with 14,000 meth pills. After losing her re-election bid, she became a drug courier to pay her campaign debt and the hospital bills of her ailing mother. Her new boss was a Chonburi prison inmate.
A 40-year-old man riding on a tricycle motorcycle with four others was arrested after firing a pistol at a traffic intersection to scare off a group of hostile men. He gave the gun to a female friend to hide, but police found it and arrested them.
Police detained a drunken man wearing monk’s robes in front of a Pattaya restaurant, after people complained he smelled bad and was acting obnoxious. The suspect was taken to Chaimongkhol temple, where the angry Abbot denounced him as a fake monk and had him forcibly disrobed.
Two young Thais pretended to have an accident with their motorbike at a Pratumnak hill beach, to distract a Russian couple. Then two other Thais on another motorbike snatched her handbag. The victim’s friend chased and caught one thief, but the others escaped.
A 29-year-old ex-convict was caught after trying to escape on his motorbike from a police checkpoint at Soi Nongkrabok. A pursuing officer deliberately swerved into the suspect’s bike to make it crash. Police seized a bag of ya-ice and a homemade pistol from the suspect.
Burglars stole about 4 million THB worth of cash and valuables from a Pratumnak Hill townhouse with a history of burglaries. Two foreign couples had just moved in and opened a travel agency on the first floor. A 100,000 THB reward is offered for the return of their property.
Police detained a Cambodian couple for burying her dead fetuses. The couple were illegal immigrants working as tapioca diggers. They feared being exposed as aliens, so the husband buried the fetuses, but was seen by bystanders.