A Pattaya municipal officer used his gun to threaten a van driver transporting tourists on Sukhumvit Road, near the Pattaya Floating Market. The drunk suspect was tailgating the van, and became enraged when the van did not make room to let him pass. He was later arrested.
A 31-year-old woman was stabbed in her right arm with a pair of scissors while fighting a burglar at a Pattaya dental clinic. The family lives above the clinic owned by her brother-in-law. She had surprised the burglar, who fought her off and escaped with 9,000 baht.
A 14-year-old boy was caught stealing from the donation boxes at a south Pattaya temple. Two others who talked him into stealing the money escaped capture. The boy said he was addicted to online video games and needed money to play the games.
Three Thai traffic police volunteers of Nongprue admitted to keeping drugs they found at police checkpoints and demanding bribes to let people go. The outlaw officers later sold the drugs. Police were alerted to the rogue officers by an informant.
A 21-year-old man whose job was to encourage people to enter a Walking Street nightclub was arrested for drug dealing. He hid each amphetamine pill in an individual cigarette, which he sold for 300 THB. Police seized 19 pills of amphetamines inside 19 cigarettes.
Police arrested a 45-year-old German man and his Thai wife for opening a German language school without a permit. Concerned parents notified the police after discovering the school was illegal. Police also found that the German has pending arrest warrants from his native country.
Two Pattaya beach scavengers had a drunken quarrel that resulted in one man getting stabbed. Police later arrested his assailant on the beach. The suspect was angered when the victim snubbed him, and further insulted him by saying he smelled stink from not bathing.
Crime Suppression Division police raided two illegal Orthodontics business in a well-known Chonburi department store mall. Officers arrested a worker and store owner. Customers had complained that the shops offered shoddy products and services to the point of cheating them.
A 52-year-old Sattahip man was arrested for poisoning, raping and robbing a 41-year-old woman he had known for years. During a phony shaman ritual to reunite her with her separated husband, she was deceived into drinking herbicide and fell unconscious. Afterwards, the woman briefly revived and notified police before she died.
A 53-year-old police sergeant was arrested for drug dealing at a small motel he owned in Banglamung. He was exposed by one of his teen customers who got arrested. The rogue officer was on probation after failing an earlier drug test.
Sattahip police finally arrested a 22-year-old former convict who committed many snatchings on a motorbike. Victims included elderly women and the handicapped. The suspect was known as Koi-suea-phen (the name of a tiger tattoo). He confessed to committing crimes for money to buy meth.
A 32-year-old man was seriously injured after being stabbed by his 43-year-old wife during a violent fight. According to the landlord, the couple argued all the time, and the man beat his wife every day.
Eleven Sri Lankan men were arrested by officers of the Chonburi Immigration Bureau as they waited to be sent to a third country to work. Police were tipped off that the immigrants were housed in cramped living quarters in south Pattaya.
A 26-year-old Beer Bar worker reported a bizarre theft by two Thai ladies she encountered on a baht bus. The victim said the ladies kept touching her body to apply a hypnotic-type drug, causing her to withdraw 90,000 THB from two ATMs to give to them.
A 37-year-old woman admitted stealing three cellphones from people at the Central Festival shopping center. She gave two phones to accomplices and pawned the other. The security guard recognized her from a previous arrest and detained her. She then confessed during the police interrogation.
A 19-year-old teenager on a motorbike was caught at a police checkpoint on Soi Khao Noi with nearly 2,000 meth pills and 85 grams of ya-ice. He said he only delivered the drugs for an unknown dealer, because he needed money to pay for an online game addiction.
A 22-year-old man was arrested for flashing a pistol at a concert near the Hard Rock Hotel during the Pattaya Music Festival. Security officers had searched concertgoers, but did not find his gun. The Thai man said he was only showing off the gun because he was drunk and feeling happy.
A 50-year-old owner of a minimart on soi Post Office was beaten and robbed by 6 men and a woman after she fired the woman. Police chased the suspects’ pickup truck on Pattaya Second Road, which crashed into two parked cars. The female escaped, but the others were arrested.
A 59-year-old wife of a navy officer asked the media to print a CCTV photo of a man on a motorbike who yanked a gold necklace from her neck in broad daylight. The police had not made much progress, so she hoped the media will enlist the public’s help to capture the thief.
Two adult men and a teen boy were beaten and stabbed on Pattaya Beach in the early morning hours prior to the Pattaya Music Festival. The victims had set up a vendor’s tent to sell dolls. But while drinking on the beach behind their tent, they got into a fight with a nearby group of drinkers who used weapons.