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27 Jan 2015

On Tuesday Night a foreign man drowned in waters off Jomntien Beach, opposite the entrance to Soi 7.

Police and medics rushed to the scene and CPR was administered to the victim who could not be saved and was pronounced dead-at-the-scene by a Doctor.

The victim, described as “European” in his mid-twenties, was seen earlier entering the water further up the beach in front of Soi 8 and was later dragged from the water onto the beach by members of the public who saw him floating face-down.

Police checked the area and the victim’s trousers and found no forms of identification and have sent him to the Morgue at Banglamung Hospital pending a formal identification of the body.

Police are unsure if the man suffered an acute medical problem which caused the drowning or if there was another reason behind the drowning, and they hope a post mortem examination will uncover the cause.

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27 Jan 2015

A 33 year old woman was killed and a male motorcyclist, suspected of being drunk, was seriously injured in a late night road crash in North Pattaya in the early hours of Tuesday.
The crash occurred outside of the S.N. Apartments at the Northern end of Pattaya Third Road and led to the death of Khun Wilawan aged 33.

According to witnesses, she was on her motorbike and was overtaking a slower-moving car when she was struck head-on by a bike driven by Khun Witsanu aged 24 who sustained a broken leg and arm and a suspected head injury. It was mentioned how he was driving in an erratic manner and Police confirmed the driver was suspected of being intoxicated.

Police will question Khun Witsanu when he is fit to do so but have indicated that the overtake maneuver by the deceased woman appears to have been conducted in an unsafe manner which is a contributing factor to the crash.

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27 Jan 2015

Police and medics were called to a Wood Factory in East Pattaya on Tuesday evening to deal with a man and woman involved in a drink-fuelled knife fight causing injury to both of them.

The incident occurred at the factory located in Soi Kaotalo just before 6pm and involved Khun Supan aged 30, a JCB driver at the factory and his girlfriend of 3 months, Khun Tanpimon aged 34. Both had sustained knife wounds and facial injuries consistent with a fist fight.

Other workers mentioned to Police that the pair had been drinking all afternoon and began to fight. They suggested the man initiated the fight and attempted to stab the woman who ran into a nearby kitchen and picked up a knife and began to attack the man.
Eventually the pair were broken up and the Police were called.

Police will interview both fighters but no criminal charges have been brought against either of them as yet.

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27 Jan 2015

Construction was halted at the site of a new 17-floor, 287 room Hotel in North Pattaya, on Tuesday Morning after a section of scaffolding collapsed injuring 3 Cambodian Laborers.

The site is located in Soi Petragoon and is run by the Vorakit Construction Company, and construction of the high tower has just begun. The injured workers were on the scaffolding working on the 3rd floor when the collapse occurred. Other workers were able to avoid being hit by the falling metal poles.

All 3 Cambodian Workers sustained only minor injuries but the collapse prompted an immediate suspension of works at the site as ordered by the Pattaya City Hall City Planning Department.

It was confirmed by officials that the construction company possessed the correct permits to build the high tower and the correct safety procedures and insurances are in place to offer protection to workers who are injured. The three Cambodian laborers possessed work permits.

The exact cause of the collapse is still under investigation but work is expected to resume on Wednesday.

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25 Jan 2015

On Saturday a 46 year old Norwegian was arrested on Jomtien Beach, accused of criminal damage to an ATM.

Police were called to the entrance of Soi 6 on Jomtien Beach Road on Saturday Night and were confronted by an angry and inebriated Norwegian, Mr. Finn Helge Heggem, who denied allegations relating to the damaged ATM, this despite witnesses who confirmed he caused the damage to the Siam Commercial Bank ATM located outside of a 24 hour convenience store.

Food vendors confirmed that Mr. Heggem had been sitting nearby on steps and had been drinking alcoholic beverages for some time. Drinks were found on the steps as mentioned by the witnesses.

Police decided to check Security Cameras at the convenience store which appeared to show Mr. Heggem cause damage to the ATM. He was arrested and taken to Dongtan Police Sub-Station on Jomtien Beach for further legal proceedings.

At the station he continued to deny causing the damage despite the evidence against him. Police are now in contact with the Bank to see how they wish to proceed with the case.

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25 Jan 2015

In the early hours of Saturday, Police and medics were called to the Marine Hotel at the end of Soi 16 off Walking Street to assist a 44 year old Canadian who had reportedly slashed his wrists after he found his girlfriend sitting and drinking with another man.

The victim is Mr. Mehdi Rasekh Ahmadi, a Canadian originally from Iran. He was in a severely distraught state and a knife was found nearby on the road which the victim is thought to have used to self-harm.

It is thought he spotted his Uzbekistani girlfriend sitting in a bar nearby with a middle-eastern man and the pair appeared to be having too much fun considering she was supposedly in a relationship with Mr. Ahmadi.

The victim became highly emotional and was seen to use the knife to cut both his wrists. He was then restrained by members of the public until Police and medics arrived on the scene to assist him.

The victim was taken to Hospital and Police have contacted the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok to see if they can offer any assistance.

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25 Jan 2015

In the early hours of Sunday, Pattaya Police were called to a Pub located on Walking Street which caters for Middle-Eastern customers after a patron claimed one of the service staff stole his IPhone 5.

Police arrived and arrested Khun Kanthima aged 22 and recovered the phone which the suspect confessed to hiding in her locker after removing the phone from a table close to where the victim was sitting.

Police spoke with Mr. Hossein Chandragham aged 24 from Iran, who confirmed the phone was his. He revealed how the suspect had been serving him drinks since he arrived in the Pub and the phone was taken when Mr. Chandragham went to the toilet but left the phone on the table.

At Pattaya Police Station Khun Kanthima was charged with theft of the phone and confessed to seizing on the opportunity to take the phone with the intention of converting it to cash at a later date.

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25 Jan 2015

On Sunday, a 24 year old man with Thai and British nationality was injured after a stray bullet came through the roof of his house as he slept with his wife and 2 month old child.

Mr. Michael Henry sustained a flesh wound to his right leg and first went to Hospital and then went to Pattaya Police Station where he claimed that Police seemed disinterested in the case and refused to send a Police Officer to his house to investigate the potentially deadly incident.

Mr. Henry lives at the Sundeep Villas in Soi Sophon in Central Pattaya and was awoken at 2am by the sound of gun fire. He then felt a sharp pain to his right leg and realized he had been hit by a bullet. The empty casing was retrieved by Mr. Henry who took the item to the Police Station as evidence of the serious incident.

Mr. Henry is concerned that individuals with firearms who wish to show-off to friends by shooting into the air don’t realize that the bullets can still cause harm as demonstrated by this incident.

Mr. Henry hopes that by highlighting the case in the local media, Police will now investigate the incident.

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25 Jan 2015

A Ladyboy Show performer, who was driving home with his friend after finishing work at a well-known Ladyboy Show Theatre, was killed as his bike was rear-ended by a high powered bike being driven at-speed.

The driver of the high powered bike and the passenger on the deceased’s bike were seriously injured and taken to Hospital after the crash which occurred on the Tepprasit Road.

Khun Wuttinan and Khun Sirikit both work at the Coliseum Show Theatre on the Tepprasit Road and were driving home and slowed to cross over the main road into a side road when they were rear-ended by the High powered bike driven by Khun Panya aged 21.

Witnesses confirmed the large bike was being driven at a high rate of speed and he failed to see the bike driven by the performers, which had slowed to a complete stop.

Police will look to question Khun Panya when he is fit to do so and we understand he will likely be charged with causing death by reckless driving.

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25 Jan 2015

A group of 4 young men, thought to be responsible for a spate of street robberies which have occurred in the Pattaya and Banglamung areas, were arrested by Police over the weekend, who also seized guns and motorbikes belonging to the gang members.

Police Major General Nittipong, the Commander of Chonburi Provincial Police, confirmed he had received urgent orders from Police Lieutenant General Tanaert, the Region 2 Police Commissioner, to locate and arrest these gangs as the numbers of street robberies in the Pattaya area is on the rise.

Banglamung Police were able to track this particular gang and arrested Khun Saifah aged 21, Khun Pirapong aged 19 and two 16 year old boys who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Three 38 caliber handguns with bullets were seized as were their motorbikes. The gang confessed to committing 1 armed robbery in Pattaya, 5 in Banglamung and 6 in the Sriracha District area and would convert the stolen items to cash which they would use to purchase drugs and fund nights out with friends.

The General warned Thai and Foreign Nationals to exercise caution should they decide to wear expensive jewelry in public or decide to carry large quantities of cash as similar gangs are active in the area at this time.

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