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Pattaya Police are in the process of applying for an arrest warrant for a 25 year old man suspected of shooting a Songkran Festival reveler in North Pattaya on 19th April, who is suspected of kicking the wing mirror of the suspects motorbike, reportedly by accident.
As the Songkran festivities were winding down on Saturday evening, Khun Tanawoot aged 34, a local tattoo artist, was drinking and dancing with friends in front of Soi 2 on Pattaya Third Road, when his foot struck the wing mirror of a passing motorbike.
Although the identity of the driver is unknown, thanks to witnesses who recognized the passenger, Police are now in possession of full details, including photos, of the alleged shooter.
The suspect wanted in connection with the shooting was named as Khun Akarawoot aged 25. Two witnesses, Khun Wacharin aged 28 and Khun Pailin aged 36, came forward and provided Police with information on the shooter on Wednesday afternoon.
An application for an arrest warrant has now been lodged with the Pattaya Provincial Court and Police are confident they will be able to apprehend the suspected shooter in due course.
A 36 year old man was shot in the arm as two youths were involved in a drive-by shooting in front of a Motorbike Repair Shop in the early hours of Tuesday.
A total of ten 9mm bullet casings were recovered by Police who attended the scene of the shooting in front of the Na Klang Motocross Motorbike Repair Shop in the Northern outskirts of Pattaya.
Khun Tersak was sent to Hospital leaving his wife, Khun Pacharin, to explain the incident to Police. It began when her Husband awoke and went to the Toilet. 4 shots were heard, one of them hitting Khun Tersak who stopped his wife from turning on the lights in the house. A further 6 shots were expelled and caused damage to the victims repair shot and a neighboring house.
Two Thai Men were seen leaving on a bike in the direction of the Sukhumvit Road, and it is thought the shooting occurred as a result of a confrontation involving the victim’s young son and a group of youths in front of the shop on 18th April. On this day the Naklua area was celebrating the Songkran Festival and the altercation is thought to have occurred due to excessive water fighting in front of the shop.
Police are now searching for the shooter and his accomplice who remain at-large for now.
In the early hours of Tuesday Pattaya Police conducted a search for prostitutes and other suspected criminal elements on Pattaya Beach.
A total of 50 women and Ladyboy’s were detained and taken to Pattaya Police Station where their details were taken and a criminal history search was made to ensure that none of the detainees were currently wanted in connection with a previous crime.
The Pattaya Police Chief ordered the operation as he is concerned that those who loiter on Pattaya Beach in the early hours of the morning may be planning to commit crimes against Tourists or may be involved in prostitution which can tarnish the image of the City, especially as the ASEAN Economic Community, which begins in 2015, will open up Thailand and Pattaya to the rest of the region. Local government officials are concerned that Pattaya will only be known for its sex industry and crime.
In a move which is unlikely to deter those detained from returning to their original activities, each person was fined 100 Baht and sent on their way.
Sea Rescue Units were scrambled to a beach on Larn Island, 4kms off the coast of Pattaya, on Monday Morning to deal with a drowning incident involving a foreign tourist.
The body of Mr. Guo Burong aged 57 from China, had already been pulled from the water off the coast of Thong Lan Beach on the Island. Attempts at resuscitation were made without success.
The victims distraught family were initially comforted by Khun Pojanan, a Tour Guide, who told us that Mr. Burong was last seen 20 meters from the shoreline and did not appear to be in any difficulty at the time.
For now the reason for the drowning is not known. A post mortem examination will take place as Chinese Embassy officials offer consular assistance to the family of the victim who are waiting for answers as to why their lived-one drowned.
On Monday afternoon Police were called to Big C in North Pattaya after Security Guards had detained a 49 year old Russian who was accused of shoplifting 3 bottles of White Rum.
Police arrested Mr. Vladimir Titov who was caught with the three bottles worth 148 Baht each. He was seen on security cameras firstly taking one bottle and then taking a further 2 bottles after he had gone back to the entrance to take a basket. After that he was seen to enter the Changing Rooms in the clothing section and is believed to have consumed some of the Rum and transferred some into an empty plastic water container.
At Pattaya Police Station Mr. Titov claimed he had just split from his long-time Thai girlfriend who had returned to Buri Rum Province with her possessions and his money. For this reason he could not pay for the Rum so decided to steal it instead.
Knowing he is likely facing a custodial sentence if he is found guilty of theft in Court, he begged Police to allow him to consume some of the stolen rum as this may be the last rum he will be able to consume for some time.
Even though the items were alleged to have been unlawfully taken, the Police allowed him to drink some of the rum before he was transferred to the Police Cells.
In the early hours of Monday Police dealt with a stabbing incident on Jomtien Beach which left a Deckchair & Beach Umbrella Operator with a stab wound to his stomach.
The incident occurred on the Beach opposite the Jomtien Welcome Hotel just after 4am. Khun Somai aged 45, was rushed to Banglamung Hospital with the serious stab wound, although he remained conscious throughout the ordeal.
According to the victim, three men, two dressed as Security Guards and a mobile food vendor were sitting and drinking on the beach but left a large amount of litter where they were situated, and when they were preparing to leave it appeared that no attempts to remove the litter were made.
This angered Khun Somai, who was preparing to set out his Umbrellas for the day ahead. He asked the men to clean-up the area before they left. The men were intoxicated and turned the anger back onto Khun Somai who was stabbed by one of the men wearing a Security Guard uniform.
Police are now searching for the three men involved in the alleged attack on Khun Somai, however they remain at-large for now.
A 19 year old woman, who was visiting her Cousin in East Pattaya, sustained serious a injury to her right hand following mishandling of a firework.
The incident occurred outside of an apartment block in Soi 49 off Soi Neun Plub Wan in East Pattaya on Monday Afternoon.
Khun Walaporn was rushed to Hospital as a result of the accident which left her with serious burns and tendon damage to her right hand.
The owner of the apartments, Khun Jaruwit aged 45, confirmed the victim was visiting her cousin who lived there and was alerted to a problem when he heard screams from the victim seconds after a firework was detonated.
Police are looking into the incident but are not expected to pursue any action against the victim.
On Sunday Morning Police and rescue workers were called to a Hotel in Jomtien to investigate reports of a foreign man who had fallen from a low floor at the Hotel, but was seriously injured.
Arriving at the scene, medics attended to the 52 year old Norwegian who was lying underneath his 2nd floor apartment. He had sustained a serious head injury and was in a semi-conscious state.
Khun Nanglat aged 37 is the wife of a friend of the victim and told Police that the man was known to drink heavily and when drunk would become paranoid that someone wanted to kill him. It is thought this state of paranoia led him to jump off his 2nd floor balcony.
The victim, who is due to return to Norway on 27th April, was taken to the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya for emergency treatment and medics are currently assessing the extent of injuries sustained during the fall.
The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok have been informed and will provide consular assistance to the victim.
As the Pattaya Songkran Festival was beginning to wind-down on Saturday evening, Pattaya Police were called to the North-end of Pattaya Third Road to investigate a shooting.
The incident occurred in front of Soi 2 on Third Road and resulted in a serious gunshot injury sustained to Khun Tanawoot aged 34, a local Tattoo Artist who operates a shop inside the Big C Supercenter in North Pattaya. He was shot in his right chest area and the bullet passed straight through his body.
Khun Tanawoot was rushed to the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya where his condition remains serious. According to a friend, Khun Wacharin aged 29, the victim joined friends at the North Pattaya location and spent the entire day with them, dancing and drinking.
As the victim was dancing, it appears his foot struck the wing-mirror of a passing Green Honda Wave Motorbike. This angered the passenger on the bike who produced a gun and shot twice in the direction of Khun Tanawoot. The first shot resulted in no bullet being expelled from the weapon and the second shot hit the victim.
It was suggested the incident was entirely random and the victim was currently in no dispute with anyone which could have led to the shooting.
Police are now speaking with many witnesses and will now try to arrest the shooter who remains at-large for now.
On Saturday Morning Banglamung Police were called to a small village in East Pattaya to investigate the apparent suicide of a resident.
At the scene was the body of Khun Prajom aged 53, who lived alone. Nearby was an open packet of Carbaryl Insecticide which appears to have been placed in a bottle of water and was ingested by the man who is estimated to have died 3 hours before being discovered in front of his house.
Neighbors confirmed Khun Prajom lived alone but could not offer any possible motives behind the apparent suicide. A post-mortem examination will take place in the coming days to confirm the exact cause of death.