A divorced 48-year-old Buriram man living alone got depressed after his daughter left to work in Bangkok, and rarely visited him. After learning his daughter was not coming home for Songkran, he hung himself from a tree. He had earlier told his elder sister many times he wanted to die, but she did not take it seriously.
A 85-year-old woman was left at a train station by her daughter and son-in-law, who said they would return to pick her up, but never came back. The ailing woman had no money, but was able to eat after kind strangers bought her food. The police were notified, and will contact the daughter.
A businessman from Nakhon Si Thammarat notified police that his bank account got hacked and he lost almost 500,000 baht. The bank later showed documentation authorizing the money transfers. Police are checking whether it was a bank error, or criminal hacking.
Skeletal remains were discovered by workers cleaning a septic tank behind a Chiang Mai karaoke shop. The dismembered body had been put in a fertilizer bag and dumped in the tank. The age and sex of the body is still undetermined.
A 14-year-old girl reported being gang raped by a 19-year-old teen boy and his friends who recorded the rape on a cellphone. The older teen had met the victim through Facebook, and the assault occurred at his house. Three suspects were arrested, but the older teen escaped.
Immigration police arrested a 20-year-old Indonesian murder suspect at Don Meuang airport. He was planning to fly to Udon Thani and take a bus to Laos. Last year he and three other men murdered an Indonesian’s millionaire’s son in Jakarta because of an unpaid gambling debt.
The Immigration Police have urged all hotels, resorts, and other accommodation providers, including owners of villas for rent, must begin reporting details of foreigners staying with them by the end of April, or face prosecution.
Two young Russians were rushed to hospital this afternoon after the superbike they were riding on was in collision with a car on the bypass road.
A 70-year-old German with a Thai wife reported to Udon Thani police that his missing credit card was used to purchase 10,000 THB of goods. Police caught the 23-year-old female suspect, who was having an affair with the German. They had met through an online dating site. She confessed to the theft.
Chiang Mai police arrested a 27-year-old man who teamed with his brother to burglarize many homes using a rented car. Officers tracked down the thieves through a gas sales receipt. One thief eluded capture, but his brother was arrested and confessed. He had been released from jail for similar burglaries.
Three teens and a 52-year-old Thai man acting as their pimp were busted for underage prostitution in a police “sting” operation. The girls, ages 14, 15, and 16, attend a Chonburi school. They said they wanted money during the school vacation to buy nice clothes and go traveling.
The lack of clear government policy on Rohingya refugees who land in Phuket and other parts of Thailand is causing strains on local official facilities, says a representative of the Phuket Immigration Police.
A new phone application will be helpful for both tourists and expats in Phuket, says a representative of the Phuket Tourist Police.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.