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A 64 year old Danish man died after he fell through the roof of his friends Guesthouse located in Na-Jomtien on Thursday morning.
The incident occurred at the Royal Court Guesthouse in the Na-Jomtien area, which is owned by an Italian, Mr. Bell aged 62. Soon after the accident, the victim’s Thai wife, Khun Wanida aged 23, arrived and it was revealed that Mr. John Hømlund had gone to the Guesthouse to help his friend who reported a problem with his roof.
Mr. Hømlund previously worked as a builder in Denmark and called a Thai friend to come and check the problem on the roof. The Thai man failed to arrive and Mr. Hømlund decided to climb onto the roof and check the problem himself.
Suddenly he crashed through the roof, cutting his leg and neck as he fell onto the floor of a 3rd floor apartment. Mr. Hømlund was rendered unconscious and soon stopped breathing.
The Danish Embassy in Bangkok has been informed as his Thai Wife and family in Denmark come to terms with their loss.
The body of a 70 year old German man was discovered by a cleaner at a Central Pattaya Apartment complex on Thursday afternoon and Police are confident that the man took his own life, based on evidence found at the scene.
Police and medics were called to Shagwell Mansions in Soi Arunothai off the Central Pattaya Road, just before 2pm on Thursday, and were directed to a 3rd floor apartment, occupied by Mr. Peter Hans-Jurgen Stockmar.
He was found by a cleaner, lying on his bed, and it was clear that both his wrists had been cut. The knife that the victim was suspected of using was lying on the floor next to the bed in a pool of blood.
Staff at the Apartments confirmed that Mr. Stockmar checked in on 27th July and was due to check out on 3rd October. He was known as a quiet man, who would leave his room on rare occasions. When he did leave, he would often drink alone in a bar at the ground floor of the complex. He was last seen at 10pm on 16th September and showed no signs of distress.
Police can only speculate that financial or relationship issues led him to take his own life. The German Embassy in Bangkok have been informed and a post-mortem examination is now taking place to confirm the cause of death.
On Thursday afternoon, the man wanted in connection with the hanging of a pregnant dog and her puppy, gave himself up to Banglamung Police.
As the case had attracted so much attention, via social media channels and through national TV coverage, Police Major General Sanit, the Acting-Commissioner of Region 2 Police, decided to interview the suspect, Khun Mana aged 44, himself.
Also present were Animal Rights campaigners, who wanted answers. Khun Mana began by claiming he was very sorry for killing the two dogs in a fit of rage. He claims he is a dog lover and due to stress of travelling back from Hua Hin, he turned his anger onto the dogs after he found them sleeping on a car in the car park behind the NGV Gas Station located on Highway 36.
Because of his actions, he has been told to leave his rented room at the location and he will also be referred to a Mental Health Institution for an assessment. It was decided by Police to fine Khun Mana the sum of 1,000 Baht and take no further action in the case.
Just before 5am on Thursday, Banglamung Police assisted Prison Guards at the Pattaya Remand Prison to conduct checks for contraband items in each of the 6 cell blocks.
Police and Guards began the raid as the inmates slept and checked each block and each of the cells which house a total of 4,300 inmates.
At the conclusion of the checks contraband items were put on display, which included a homemade Bingo set, unauthorized tools and knives, pornographic material and lighters, which are not allowed to be kept in the cells.
Details of the operation will now be sent to the NCPO (National Council for Peace & Order), who ordered similar checks in Prisons around Thailand.
Police have named the man wanted in connection with Tuesday’s double dog murder which occurred in a car park behind an NGV Gas Station off Highway 36 in East Pattaya.
The suspect was named as Khun Mana aged 44, a construction worker who rents a room close to the car park. He is currently thought to be in Hua Hin after he returned to Pattaya briefly to find one of the dogs sleeping close to his car.
For some reason this triggered an angry response by Khun Mana who then hanged both dogs, the pregnant mother and her child.
Social Media responses have been predictably strong with a group calling themselves “A call for Animal Rights Thailand” posting a picture of the suspect and offering a 20,000 Baht reward for anyone who can help Police arrest the man.
Under Thai Law the suspect could receive up-to a 1 year Prison sentence and/or a fine of up to 1,000 Baht if he is convicted of animal cruelty in Court.
In the early hours of Wednesday the two men, wanted in connection with the attack on a Scottish Man in Soi LK Metro in Central Pattaya, gave themselves up to Police and denied reports by a selection of Thai media outlets that they stole items from the man following the attack.
The attack took place last weekend and led to Mr. Stuart Page aged 40 sustaining a serious head wound and other minor upper-body injuries. The two suspects, Khun Nitisart aged 26 and Khun Supagorn aged 41, reported to Pattaya Police Station where they were charged with assault.
During interviews the men claimed they were friends with the girlfriend of Mr. Page and were called by her after she became angry that her boyfriend was not protecting her during an altercation with his friend, Mr. Donald Banks aged 36.
The two men were released on Police Bail pending Court proceedings and confirmed their denial of allegations made by some local media outlets that they stole items from Mr. Page after the attack.
In the early afternoon of Wednesday, Police and medics were called to a North Pattaya apartment where a 27 year old man was suspected of ingesting toilet cleaning solution in an apparent attempt on his life.
The incident occurred at the Penpayom Apartments in Soi Loylang. Khun Suriyan drank the hazardous liquid after his girlfriend failed to return home from work on time. He decided to inform his friends on a group chat he was a member of on the LINE app, that he was preparing to take his own life. A friend saw the message and rushed round to the apartment of Khun Suriyan and found him collapsed on the floor in a semi-conscious state.
Medics arrived and escorted the man to an ambulance. He is currently in Hospital undergoing tests to determine the extent of any internal injuries caused by drinking the toilet cleaner. His girlfriend is by his side and Police confirmed they will take no further action.
Police are currently searching for 3 men and 1 woman wanted in connection with a break-in at an East Pattaya house on Wednesday afternoon which saw items worth over 300,000 Baht stolen.
Nongprue Police were called to the house at the Ratanakorn Village 3 off Soi Neun Plub Wan by its owner, Khun Ampai aged 36, who returned home from work to find his house had been broken into and a safe box containing valuable items had been taken.
The house is covered by 4 security cameras which were covered over, presumably by the assailants, who were able to walk out of the house with the safe box in broad daylight. A neighbor did see the assailants carry out the safe, but they presumed the owner was moving house and chose not to report the incident to Police at the time.
Inside the safe was 160,000 Baht’s worth of Gold, 50,000 Baht in cash, 10 Buddhist Amulets and a Land Title Deed.
A Security camera from a neighbor’s house did catch an image of the suspects who transported the safe box in their motorbike’s sidecar at approximately 1.30pm.
Police are now searching for the suspected thieves and hope to recover the stolen items in due course.
Two dogs were found hanging from rope tied to a steel structure in a car park behind an NGV Gas Station in East Pattaya on Tuesday.
Police were called to the Gas Station located on Highway 36 in the Nong Pla Lai area after pictures appeared on Facebook of the two dogs.
Upon inspection of the two dogs and following vague conversations with workers nearby it was determined the dead animals were Mother and Child and the Mother appeared to be pregnant. She had resided at the Gas Station for at least 3 years and was a quiet and tame dog according to workers.
It was revealed that the younger dog had caused some damage to cars parked there and would constantly urinate and defecate close to cars which annoyed some of the drivers.
Nobody was willing to confirm who killed the dogs as Police continue their investigations into the case.
On Tuesday Morning, Traffic Police were called to the Soi Buakhao Market in South Pattaya by a Traffic Police Volunteer who witnessed a drunken man, thought to be a foreign national, park his car in the middle of the market, blocking the road.
Khun Itapon, the Police Volunteer, challenged the man, who was described as a foreign national with a middle-eastern appearance, to move his car as it was causing an obstruction. He ignored the Volunteer and walked into the market.
Traffic Police arrived and searched for the man, who left his car unlocked. He could not be found and papers inside the car suggested it was owned by Khun Donyar who is based in Sriracha District.
The vehicle was eventually towed away and is now being kept in the Pattaya Police Compound until the owner pays a fine and storage costs to secure the release of the car.