Following the trend of new age music of the world, The Department of Intellectual Properties, Ministry of Commerce initiated Zoom Festival Pattaya in 2010, the biggest electronic music festival in Thailand.
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 34-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested in front of a Central World department store with several bags containing nearly 200 stolen items of expensive clothes. Two other Vietnamese shoplifters escaped. The thieves had intended to sell the stolen merchandise in Vietnam.
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.
Four Hino bus employees were arrested after undercover officers caught them stealing from passengers’ luggage on a bus trip from Surat Thani to Bangkok. The suspects had pierced a hole in the wall behind the driver’s seat to enter the luggage compartment. They also tested positive for drugs.
A Toyota Camry sedan with an LPG gas tank swerved to avoid hitting a motorcycle, but overturned into a drainage channel and burst into flames. A family of four was inside the vehicle, but escaped safely from the overturned car through a window. The accident occurred on Sukhumvit Road near Jomtien.
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.
The Pattaya police and officers from the Department of Special Investigation raided several nightclubs and discos at Bali Hai pier to bust underage patrons inside the adults-only venues. Officers detained 60 teens and took them to the police station and then notified their parents.
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.
A group of three men and a women who appeared to be Muslims snatched several gold necklaces from a Bangkok shop. They fled in a taxicab, but salesclerks did not get the taxicab’s license plate number. Police suspect the Muslims are wandering to steal from various gold shops.
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.
Pattaya International Fashion Week initiated in 2010 under the project of Creative Economy of the Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government. Aimed at promoting fashion and designs for students, young designers and promote patent registration with the Department of Intellectual Properties. It is also the vision of Pattaya City Mayor Khun Ittipol Khunplume to make the city a worldclass fashion destination.
A 16-year-old teen was arrested in Ang Thong province for advertising meth pills and guns for sale on a Facebook page. The boy belonged to a well-known teen gang in the area. He told police the Facebook page had only attracted a few customers.
A Navy patrol unit working with enforcement officers disrupted a dog smuggling attempt at the Khong river. Most of the smugglers eluded capture. Officers rescued nearly 300 dogs, but some dogs had died from the heat and overcrowded cages. The dogs were meant to be sold in Vietnam.
Nong Preu police arrested 7 juvenile delinquents for throwing rocks at people’s cars from a road flyover. Four drivers reported damaged vehicles from the rocks. Police discovered that several teens were part of a gang that was stealing property in the area.
A gang of young men on motorbikes sprayed gunfire in front of a pub on Pattaya Third Road, scattering several police officers who were investigating a report of an assault on the pub’s security guard. One bystander was shot in his arm. The police pickup truck was also damaged.
A man high on meth deceived and raped an 11-year- old girl in a Pattaya motel. He pretended to be a motorbike driver-for-hire and used a knife to kidnap and threaten her. He was sleeping in the motel room when police later arrested him.
Tourism police arrested two coach bus drivers who pierced a wall behind them on the bus, creating a hole to crawl into the luggage compartment and steal foreigners’ properties. The two suspects also tested positive for methamphetamine use.
A cheapskate counterfeiter is passing fake 20 THB banknotes in Lamparng province. Two food merchants were paid with fake banknotes imprinted on only one side. But the vendors were too busy to notice the fake money.