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On Tuesday afternoon, Immigration Officers conducted an undercover operation at a Chiropractor Clinic in Jomtien which was allegedly being run by a Norwegian who was not licensed to practice in Thailand and had no permit to Work.
The operation centered around the “Back in Motion” Clinic, located on the Second Floor of a shop-house on the Thepprasit Road close to the entrance of Soi 10 which was reportedly run by Mr. Vincens Steen aged 37 from Norway.
An undercover foreign operative was used to purchase a treatment from Mr. Steen who was then arrested by Immigration Officers and taken to the Chonburi Immigration Office in Soi 5 off Jomtien Beach Road. In addition intravenous drugs were seized at the location and taken into evidence.
Further investigations into Mr. Steen confirmed that he was on a Student “ED” Visa and did not possess a Work Permit or the correct licenses to undertake Chiropractic Services in Thailand, despite claims he worked as a Physiotherapist for a well-known Thai Premier League Football Team.
Legal proceedings against Mr. Steen are ongoing at this time.
Late on Tuesday night a 24 year old Russian reported the theft of money and her IPhone after her car was broken into as she worked-out at a Gymnasium located in Jomtien.
Police were called to the Tenerife Sport Point Gym in Soi 5 off the Tepprasit Road just before 11pm and met with Miss Nadya Polet who returned to her Black Proton Car to find a rear quarterlight had been smashed and items of value had been stolen.
It was reported by the victim that 9,000 Baht in cash and her IPhone 5 were taken. Unfortunately no security cameras covered the car park and the Police in attendance advised Miss Polet to take her vehicle documents to Dongtan Police Station on Jomtien Beach where she could report the crime.
In the early hours of Wednesday a 24 year old man was taken to Hospital following an attack on him by his drinking partner who was subjected to insulting comments about his family and decided to retaliate with a broken bottle which he used to stab the victim with.
Khun Udomchai was drinking with Khun Sujindar aged 22 in Soi Rungland Village off the South Pattaya Road and both appeared in heavily intoxicated states. The suspected attacker was quick to confess to the attack on Khun Udomchai with a broken bottle which he used to stab the victim in his leg. This followed insulting comments about Khun Sujindar’s Mother.
The injuries to the victim are not thought to be serious and Khun Sujindar was arrested and later charged with assault at Pattaya Police Station.
Police are currently looking for a 40 year old man wanted in connection with a fire at a Karaoke Bar in Jomtien in the early hours of Monday.
The fire occurred at the bar in Soi 17 off the Tepprasit Road and according to the owner, Khun Adun aged 59, a man had been earlier turned down by the owner’s Sister following some unwanted romantic advances.
The suspected arsonist, Khun Chart aged 50, had admired the owners Sister, Khun Jim aged 49, for some time and after he was turned-down he became angry and threatened to burn the Karaoke Bar to the ground.
A security Guard from a housing estate nearby, saw the suspect in the area moments before the fire occurred, some hours after the initial confrontation. He is now wanted by Police in connection with the fire which is estimated to have caused around 300,000 Baht’s worth of damage.
On Monday the owner of a Convenience Store in South Pattaya asked local news services for assistance in tracking-down two individuals who were caught-on-tape stealing a bottle of petrol .
Khun Pilaert aged 46 is the owner of the store, located in Soi Khopai, and showed us CCTV of the incident which occurred at 6.20am on 14th August. The incident has already been reported to Police who have, as yet, not arrested either of the suspected thieves, a young male and female, thought to be in their late-teens.
Khun Pilaert is not concerned about receiving the money for the petrol but would like the pair arrested so they will pay for their criminal act.
A bizarre accident occurred at a Restaurant on Walking Street in South Pattaya late on Sunday Night which began with a Kitchen fire and ended with a worker sustaining a broken leg.
The incident occurred at the Lobster Pot Seafood Restaurant just after 11pm. According to one of the cooks, Khun Lodsukon aged 47, a fire began in an extractor vent, which is thought to have been caused by a faulty motor.
A fellow worker, Khun Neung aged 40, jumped on the cooker and tried to look inside the vent after a small fire was extinguished but then lost his footing and fell onto the floor.
He sustained a suspected broken leg which was later confirmed following an X-ray at Hospital. The vent motor has now been replaced and the restaurant are covering all medical bills for Khun Neung.
Following the alleged attack on an American in front of a Ladyboy Bar in Soi Buakhao on Thursday Night, Pattaya Police announced on Saturday that they had arrested a suspect in connection with the case.
Police Major General Sanit, the Commissioner of Region 2 Police, led a press conference at Pattaya Police Station and confirmed the arrest of Khun Suranat aged 28 who reportedly confessed to the assault.
During the press conference the suspect told Journalists that he did strike the victim, Mr. Shawn Bowsher, across the head with his high-heeled shoe, but claimed he was acting in self-defense as he feared that the aggressive nature of Mr. Bowsher was going to develop into an assault on him and Khun Suranat decided to strike first.
Police charged the suspect with assault and the case will now go to Court.
Over the weekend Pattaya Police arrested a 31 year old Madagascan who was allegedly caught selling class 1 drugs.
Police Major General Sanit, the Commissioner of Region 2 Police announced the arrest of Mr. Abdel Tomolaza who was caught with 0.3g of the class 1 drug Crystal Methamphetamine and 3,000 Baht of marked bank notes.
Police initially were told of the man by drug users who had been earlier arrested by them. An undercover operation in front of a Convenience Store in South Pattaya was arranged and a transaction involving the suspect and a quantity of class 1 drugs is alleged to have taken place.
Mr. Tomolaza was charged with possession and distribution of class 1 drugs and awaits Trial.
On Saturday afternoon, officers from the Royal Thai Police Bomb Disposal Unit, based in Chonburi District were called to a field in the North Pattaya area following the discovery of three grenades.
Khun Maitree aged 39, was clearing the land, located in Soi Takiendier, and came across one grenade and then another and then saw, what he believed to be another, partially buried in the soil.
Officers arrived and carefully recovered the grenades and identified them as a Type 82-2 Fragmentation Grenade commonly used by the Chinese Army, an M67 Fragmentation Grenade, which was used by the US Army during the Vietnam War and is still being used by them in 2014 and the third grenade has yet to be identified.
All three were found to be live devices and were removed and later destroyed in a controlled environment. Police are now investigating and continue to speak with the land owner as they attempt to figure out who left the devices at the location.
Late on Thursday Night a 36 year old American was attacked by a Ladyboy in front of a Ladyboy Bar in Soi Buakhao after he angrily refused to enter the Bar following an approach by the attacker on the street.
Mr. Shawn Bowsher described to Police how he was walking along Soi Buakhao, close to the entrance of Soi LK Metro, when he was approached by a Ladyboy who attempted to pursued the American to enter the bar.
Mr. Bowsher was offended by the encounter and entered into a verbal altercation with the Ladyboy who proceeded to strike Mr. Bowsher across the head with a high-heeled shoe, causing a deep laceration to the head of the American.
After receiving 13 stitches to the wound in Hospital he reported the incident at Pattaya Police Station after fellow workers at the bar refused to provide any details of the alleged attacker to Police.
The investigation continues.