Manhunt for East Pattaya double dog murder suspect begins

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.

Initial Story: http://www.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/145416/mystery-of-double-dog-murder-in-east-pattaya/

Two suspected attackers of Scottish Man in Central Pattaya report to Police

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.

Initial Story: http://www.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/145192/scottish-man-beaten-up-in-soi-lk-metro-in-central-pattaya/

Karaoke Bar Worker attempts suicide at his North Pattaya apartment

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.

4 wanted following Burglary at East Pattaya House

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 Ratanagorn 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.

Mystery of Double Dog Murder in East Pattaya

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.

Foreign Drunk Driver accused of poor parking at Pattaya Market

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.

Arrest Warrant issued in East Pattaya Herbal Shop Armed robbery case

On Monday an arrest warrant was issued in the name of a 22 year old man, wanted in connection with an armed robbery which took place at an East Pattaya Herbal Shop last Friday Evening.

CCTV images of the robbery have emerged and it transpires the two assailants forced the shop owner, her daughter and a shop assistant to lay on the floor face-down, and the man named on the warrant, Khun Wunlop, a former employee of the shop, produced a 22 caliber weapon and fired at the heads of all three women at close-range.

Remarkably all three shots just missed the women who sustained minor head wounds only. A fourth shot was then expelled which also missed the terrified women.

The identity of the second assailant, who was armed with a long knife, is currently unknown as Police search for Khun Wunlop, who is facing 3 counts of attempted murder.

Initial Story: http://www.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/144848/shots-fired-during-armed-robbery-at-east-pattaya-herbal-shop/

Scottish Man beaten-up in Soi LK Metro in Central Pattaya

Over the weekend a 40 year old Scottish Man sustained head injuries after he was set-upon by two Thai men, following an argument between his friend and his Girlfriend, who was reportedly angry that the man took the side of his friend over his girlfriend.

Khun Sutadra aged 23 and her Boyfriend, Mr. Stuart Page aged 40 and his friend Mr. Donald Banks aged 36 had been drinking together for some time. Late into the night an altercation occurred between the woman and the friend of her boyfriend. It was alleged that Mr. Banks was becoming overly aggressive towards her, while Mr. Page refused to intervene and assist Khun Sutadra who feared for her safety.

Khun Sutadra allegedly called two Thai friends, Khun Nitisart aged 26 and Khun Supagorn aged 41, who arrived armed with knives. They then reportedly assaulted Mr. Page after Khun Sutadra informed them that he refused to protect her during the altercation. Mr. Banks was not assaulted.

The incident was partially captured on CCTV and based on that evidence arrest warrants for the two suspected attackers have now been issued. Mr. Page was sent to Hospital suffering from a head wound and other minor upper-body injuries.

Man arrested as smart phone is snatched from Iranian at Pattaya Port

Over the weekend, Pattaya Police arrested a 25 year old man in connection with the theft of a Smart Phone which belonged to an Iranian Tourist who was in a Skype conversation with a friend when the device was snatched from his hands.

The incident occurred at the Bali Hai Port, located at the Southern-end of Pattaya Beach in the early hours of Sunday. Mr. Mohammad Javad Soufi aged 31, was in a Skype conversation with a friend residing in Iran when the alleged theft of his Smart Phone, a Samsung Galaxy, took place.

Mr. Soufi quickly alerted Thai motorbike taxi drivers located nearby who were able to apprehend Khun Prasert, who was then arrested by Police who soon arrived to assist the Tourist.

Khun Prasert revealed he intended to sell the Phone to pay off a long-standing football gambling debt. He was later charged with aggravated theft and is being held on-remand pending Court proceedings.

Shots fired during armed robbery at East Pattaya Herbal Shop

Three women were lucky to escape with their lives on Friday Evening following an armed robbery at a Herbal Shop in East Pattaya after shots were fired by one of the assailants in their direction.

The incident occurred at the Best Form Thai Herbal Shop off Soi Neun Plun Wab close to the Chalong Market. Khun Sirirat aged 30, the business owner and her Mother, Khun Lookchin aged 63 along with a shop worker, Khun Chalisar aged 33 sustained head injuries after one of the robbers shot in their direction after they were told to kneel on the ground and face away from him.

The two suspects arrived on a motorbike and drew guns as they entered the shop. The victims were forced to open a safe which contained a 40,000 Baht gold necklace and a 10,000 Baht gold ring along with 20,000 Baht in cash. An IPhone was also taken by the men.

CCTV images of the men is now in the hands of Police as they urgently attempt to locate and arrest them before they strike again. One of the men is thought to be a disgruntled former employer, known only as “Mr Tan”.

Body of man found on Pattaya Beach close to Walking Street

On Friday Morning Police were called to Pattaya Beach close to the entrance of Walking Street to investigate reports of a body which was floating face-down in the water, close to the old pier.

The body was recovered and was described as a pale skinned Thai male aged in his forties. He was wearing combat shoes and blue trousers and a T-Shirt was found nearby which suggested the man may be or may have been a Police Volunteer at Suvanarbumi Airport in Bangkok.

The man was carrying no forms of identification and is thought to have died approximately 5-6 hours prior to the discovery.

Police suspect the man may have worked as a Security Guard somewhere in Pattaya and may have fallen off the sea wall into the water at High Tide. He may have been intoxicated or may have suffered an acute medical problem, according to Police.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination as Police try to identify the man so his family can be informed of his demise.

Pattaya Business & Tourism Association Chairman involved in road crash

In the early hours of Thursday, the Chairman of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association was involved in a road crash involving his Mercedes Benz and a stationary coach.

No injuries were reported although the Benz suffered extensive front-end damage during the impact. It’s driver, Khun Tanaert, refused to explain his actions to the gathered press and the coach driver, Khun Anuchit, confirmed his vehicle was parked on the side of the Sukhumvit Road just after the South Pattaya Road junction.

He saw the Benz approach and hit his coach at full speed with no attempts to break prior to the impact. Police are investigating.

CCTV captures theft from North Pattaya Hotel by employee

In the early hours of Thursday, Pattaya Police were called to a Hotel in North Pattaya, to investigate reports of an employee stealing money.

The incident occurred at the YJ Hotel situated at the Northern end of Pattaya Third Road, and was reported by Khun Achira aged 24, who arrived at work to relieve the evening Receptionist, Khun Suparak aged 28, who had already disappeared.

A check of the CCTV revealed the man had stolen money and left at 8.45pm, over 2 hours before his shift was due to end. A total of 11,500 Baht was taken by the man who had only been employed for a day.

A check by Police revealed the man is wanted on a number of arrest warrants relating to similar crimes and are now searching for him as a matter of urgency.

Kratom Leaf arrest in North Pattaya

Pattaya Police called in the Army as back-up on Thursday afternoon as they dealt with an unruly man who refused to stop causing a public nuisance. To add to his problems, the man was caught with a Kratom Leaf which is illegal to possess in Thailand.

The incident occurred in front of the Regent Marina Hotel in North Pattaya, just after 1pm. Initially a single Police Officer was called to the area after complaints were made about two men, who were sitting and drinking with motorbike taxi drivers, in front of the Hotel. They were playing loud music and appeared heavily intoxicated.

Initially the two men refused to stop after a request by the Police Officer so he decided to call in Army back-up who stopped the men upon their arrival. A search of both men was made and a Kratom leaf was found to be in the possession of Khun Paisan aged 45. He was arrested along with his friend, Khun Somkid aged 44. Both were charged with public nuisance offenses and Khun Paisan was additionally charged in relation to possessing the Kratom Leaf.

Allegations of mistreatment made against Pattaya Police

On Wednesday the Mother of a 28 year old man, who is currently facing attempted murder charges, reported alleged mistreatment of her son by Pattaya Police after he was refused Hospital treatment for serious injuries sustained during the incident in question.

Khun Narubon aged 45 requested the local media to highlight the case involving her son, Khun Wachira aged 28, who works at the Happy Fool Karaoke Bar in South Pattaya. He had been in dispute with a fellow worker at the bar for some time and on Tuesday, Khun Wachira was allegedly assaulted by the other man and 12 other accomplices.

During the altercation, one of the attackers produced a knife which Khun Wachira was able to take from the man. He then frantically waved the weapon around in self-defense. At this point Police came and arrested Khun Wachira despite him claiming to be the victim.

Khun Wachira was seriously injured and, according to his Mother, needed urgent medical attention. Instead he was placed in a cell at Pattaya Police Station and due to the seriousness of the crime he was refused Bail. He was also refused Hospital treatment as Police claimed they had no one to escort him to a medical facility.

Khun Narubon pleaded with Police to offer her son medical treatment and on Wednesday Night he was taken to Hospital. Doctors determined he had a fractured eye socket and needed to be transferred to Chonburi Hospital for specialist care. Instead he was taken to the Pattaya Remand Prison where he remains for now, despite the serious injury.

The Pattaya Police Chief is now looking into the incident as a matter of urgency but for now the injured man remains behind bars.

Bomb Scare at house of Banglamung District Chief

On Wednesday afternoon, Bomb Disposal Officers were called to the house of the Banglamung District Chief after a suspicious casket was found left in front of the residence.

The item was taken to Banglamung Police Station and appeared to be a casket containing the ashes of Mr. Franz Koberl, who passed away on 2nd April 2014 and was cremated in Ronsberg, Germany on 7th April 2014, according to the label on the casket.

For now, Police are baffled as to why the casket was left in front of the District Chief’s House in Naklua. They are now in contact with the German Embassy in Bangkok as they try to solve the mystery of the abandoned casket.

Two seriously injured in another Pattaya Highway 7 Overpass Crash

In yet another serious road crash on the overpass leading to Highway 7 in Central Pattaya, the driver and passenger on a motorbike were seriously injured following a collision with a pick-up.

Police and medics rushed to the scene, in the early hours of Tuesday, and attended to the injured bike driver and passenger who were not carrying any forms of identification.

The driver of the pick-up, Khun Egachai aged 26, was not hurt, despite extensive damage to the front-end of his vehicle. He explained to Police that he was driving up the entrance ramp to Highway 7 and claimed to be driving at a normal rate of speed and as he entered a sharp right-hand curve at the top of the ramp, he collided with the motorbike which was travelling in the wrong direction at a high rate of speed.

Police investigators examined the scene and confirmed that tyre marks suggested the bike was travelling at a high rate of speed. Police also believe the driver may have been intoxicated although this has yet to be proven correct.

No further action was taken against the pick-up driver as Police wait to speak with the injured men who remain in unconscious states in Hospital for now.

Pattaya Immigration arrest 23 illegal workers at Karaoke Bar

In the early hours of Tuesday, Immigration Officers based in Pattaya, conducted an undercover operation at a Karaoke Bar in Sriracha District which was alleged to be employing foreign workers who were not in possession of work permits.

A raid of the Chai Isara Karaoke Bar took place after two officers, posing as customers, went inside, and determined that the bar was staffed only by illegal foreign nationals.

Immigration Officers detained a total of 23 illegal foreign workers, consisting of 10 Vietnamese females and 13 females from the Democratic Republic of Laos. All possessed passports but did not have visas which permitted them to seek employment in Thailand.

The 23 foreign women were first taken to the Immigration Office in Jomtien and were later transferred to Laem Chabang Police Station for further legal proceedings. All are likely to be deported back to their native countries as soon as possible.

16 Illegal Gamblers caught at Central Pattaya Apartment.

Pattaya Police received a tip-off on Monday Night that an illegal gambling event was taken place at a Central Pattaya Apartment complex. A subsequent raid saw 16 people arrested and later charged with gambling offenses.

Initially Police experienced difficulties entering the complex as it was protected by a Key Card Entry System. Eventually they entered and made their way to a 3rd floor apartment and found 9 men and 7 women inside playing the popular dice game “Hi-Low” for money, which contravenes Thailand’s strict Anti-Gambling Laws.

Evidence including a Game-board, dice and a quantity of money were seized and taken into evidence. Khun Sumorn aged 61 was identified as the organizer of the event and Khun Tanapon aged 42 was found to be the owner of the apartment. Both received additional charges relating to the alleged crime.

Belgian arrested in Pattaya on charges of Blackmail

Over the weekend a 50 year old Belgian was arrested by Region 2 Police in connection with a case originating from Khon Kaen in the North-East of Thailand, relating to allegations of Blackmail.

It is alleged that Mr. Raymond Humblet was seeing a woman from Khon Kaen and took sexually explicit photos of her which he then threatened to put on the internet unless she paid him money.

The woman complained to the Paveena Foundation in Bangkok who in-turn informed Khon Kaen Police who then arranged for an arrest warrant to be issued for Mr. Humblet.

He was tracked down to Pattaya and was arrested at the JP Mansions Apartments in South Pattaya on the strength of arrest warrant number 285/2557 dated 27th August and issued by the Khon Kaen Provincial Court.

Mr. Humblet’s room was searched and a bag of the class 5 drug Marijuana was found and on his computer many sexually explicit photos of women were also found.

Mr. Humblet was later charged with possession of a class 5 drug and will soon be sent to Khon Kaen Police in relation to the Blackmail allegations.