Pattaya police

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    Young motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run incident on Pattaya’s Beach Road

    Pattaya witnessed an unfortunate hit-and-run incident in the early hours of yesterday, December 1, where a young motorcyclist was left injured due to a collision with a fruit side cart. The incident took place on the bustling Beach Road, and the victim was identified as 20 year old Krawit Jandang. Pattaya police were alerted about the accident around 2am. They…

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    Pattaya police honoured by American Legion Post for dedicated service

    In a heartfelt gesture of gratitude, the Sergeant Thomas Oliver Ahlberg Memorial American Legion Post TH02 in Pattaya recently recognised the dedicated efforts of the Royal Thai Police at Soi 9 station. The commendation came in the form of certificates of appreciation, acknowledging the tireless work of the police officers in assisting American citizens and contributing to the welfare of…

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    Russian tourist arrested for running naked on the streets of North Pattaya (video)

    A 23 year old Russian tourist found himself in police custody last night when he was nabbed for causing a public disturbance whilst naked on the streets of North Pattaya. The man, whose identity has been kept under wraps as he awaits psychological assessment, was apprehended around 8pm yesterday on Soi Na Kluea 16. The arrest was executed by a…

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    Raving undercover: Pattaya police raid nightlife gem in early morning swoop

    The early hours of this morning were punctuated by a Pattaya police raid on an active nightlife spot known as Rave. Nestled in the heart of South Pattaya, this popular venue in the Banglamung district found itself under scrutiny following a tip-off from vigilant locals. The time of the Pattaya police raid, which took place at 2am today, October 18, found…

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    Pattaya’s phantom diner: Fake soldier leaves locals with tab after dine-and-dash

    A Thai man suspected of serial dine-and-dashing targeted two local Pattaya restaurants this month, leaving unsuspecting individuals to foot the bill. Posing as a soldier from Naresuan Camp, the fraudster would arrange a fake business meeting at the restaurant, consume a meal, and then quietly disappear. Yum Workshop, a well-known eatery located in Soi Khao Talo, Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district,…

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    Pattaya Police bust casino, arrest 93 people in anti-gambling operation

    Pattaya Police swooped on a hidden casino, arresting 93 people involved. The illicit gambling establishment had a financial circulation of over 1 billion rupees (418 million baht), according to the police’s findings. The casino was hidden in the Asia Hotel in Soi Pratumnak 4 in Pattaya, said police. Pattaya Police led by Pol. Col. Thanapong Phothi, superintendent of the Pattaya…

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    Pattaya Police raid nightclub in late night crackdown on illegal activities

    Late last night, at around 10.30pm, a nightclub in Pattaya was raided by local police in search of overstayers and those partaking in illegal activities. The venue, known as “Hollywood,” is located on Petchtrakul Road and was filled with approximately 300 patrons, both Thai and foreign, when the police arrived. This raid comes as part of an ongoing campaign spearheaded…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider threatens to kill 2 foreigners over fare dispute

    Pattaya Police yesterday arrested a Thai motorcycle taxi rider after he turned into a knife-wielding thug after a row with two foreign passengers over fare prices. According to reports, the taxi driver threatened to kill both foreigners during the altercation. The incident kicked off on Pattaya Second Road near Soi 6/1 early yesterday evening. Pattaya Police received a call about…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya Police on the hunt for thief who stole 30,000 baht from Darul Ibadah Mosque

    Pattaya Police are hunting a light-fingered Thai thief who robbed Darul Ibadah Mosque on Pattaya Central Road of 30,000 baht. At 2.25am on Sunday, April 2, the thief stole 30,000 baht from two donation boxes and took a third box with him, in addition to causing 10,000 baht in damage, reported Pattaya Mail. Mosque executives, Thawat Ratchaneekorn, Na Ayutthaya, and…

  • Expats

    Speeding concerns rise in Pattaya following motorcycle accident on Beach Road

    Concerns about speeding vehicles on Beach Road in Pattaya have been raised once again following an accident involving a motorcyclist over the weekend. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning when the motorcyclist collided with a parked taxi, resulting in severe injuries. The injured motorcyclist, identified as Tatchaphonsit Jirasatirakul, was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya Police find knife and gun in car with group of teens

    Pattaya Police found a knife, gun, and bullets in a car with a group of teens during a routine traffic checkpoint in the early hours of this morning. The checkpoint, located on Pattaya Second Road, was set up at 2am to search for drugs, weapons, and illegal items. Officers were checking vehicles when they noticed a group of teenagers acting…

  • Thailand News

    Man robbed at gunpoint by prostitute’s husband | Thailand News Today

    Thailand is a popular tourist destination, but it also has its share of newsworthy events. Recently, there have been several news stories coming out of the country. Chang, a major beer company, is focusing on the mass–premium beer market. In Pattaya, a man has been arrested 19 times for thefts. Pattaya Police have also arrested 14 street beggars, including nine…

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    Hundreds of cops dispatched to Pattaya’s Walking Street to reassure tourists

    Hundreds of cops were dispatched to Pattaya’s Walking Street on Friday night to reassure tourists of their safety. The deputy commander of Provincial Police Region 2, Pattaya Police chief Pol. Col. Thanapong Photi, and Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn dispatched 234 officers to the street. The officers walked through the street letting bar and club owners know that they were launching…

  • Crime News

    Indian tourist pickpocketed in Pattaya, lost 44,000 baht

    As tourism grows back in Thailand, some things never change. Stories of Indian tourists having their gold chains stolen, or being pickpocketed or robbed by ladyboys seem to crop up every week. And this week is no exception. An Indian student was reportedly pickpocketed on Friday in Pattaya and had his wallet lightened of about 44,000 baht. The alleged incident…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya’s new police chief pledges to prioritise tourists’ safety

    Pattaya has a new police chief in town. The new chief, Pol. Col. Thanapong Phothi, pledged to prioritise tourists’ safety when he joined Pattaya Police Station yesterday. A crowd of police officers, city officials, and business people happily welcomed Thanapong. Thanapong is a long-time Pattaya dweller, who has previously served in other roles in and around the city. He said…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya police officer denies fining vape-carrying Chinese tourists

    The identity of the senior police sergeant major from Mueang Pattaya Police Station, who illegally fined Chinese tourists for carrying vapes, has been revealed. The suspect officer, referred to as “K” in previous reports, is Police Sergeant Major Nopphakit Pornwatthanakit. Nopphakit denies all allegations. Thai media also reported that Nopphakit has been praised in the past for his good deeds…

  • Crime News

    Guards: it wasn’t us who attacked the Indian “tourist”

    New information about an Indian tourist who was allegedly attacked by club guards on Pattaya Walking Street yesterday calls into question what really happened. The nightclub guards who were accused of the assault met with Pattaya Police to provide their side of the story. According to the guards, the victim was not a tourist, but an ex-pat and former club…

  • Crime News

    Police ordered not to name nationalities, arrest Swedish man with gun and meth

    The Royal Thai police have given foreign troublemakers a bit of a Christmas gift. In an order put out late on Christmas Eve, the RTP told all provincial police bureaus to no longer release to the media the nationality of any foreigner arrested in Thailand. A spokesperson for the Royal Thai Police said that people accused of a crime in…

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    Chinese Pattaya nightclub owner nowhere in sight as cops seize token assets

    A Pattaya Police attempt to dismantle the drug networks of a Chinese crime boss has failed to apprehend that star of the show. At least the police managed to get their hands on a few of the nightclub owner’s assets worth a paltry 50 million baht (US$1.5 million). It’s not quite as exciting as it sounds. They didn’t take the…

  • Cannabis News

    Pattaya Walking Street cannabis sellers need, but cannot get, licenses

    In the battle to regulate cannabis after its decriminalisation, street stalls in Pattaya may be the next to fall. Police are warning market and street vendors that they cannot sell cannabis products without a license. The catch is, licenses can only be obtained for businesses with a legal address, which pop-up stalls do not have. Last night, The Pattaya News…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya Police warn city’s taxi riders to behave after sexual assault case

    Pattaya Police warned the city’s motorcycle taxi riders to behave or else lose your taxi permits and driver’s license. The warning comes on the back of a taxi rider sexually harassing a customer who turned out to be a Thai TV talent show singer. Pol. Col. Kullachart Kullachai summoned a meeting with the city’s motorcycle taxi drivers to make them…

  • Crime News

    Squabbling beach vendor gives rival a single bullet warning

    When foreign tourists are on holiday and lying on the beach, usually all they want is some peace and tranquillity to enjoy the sunshine unperturbed. Beach vendors often seem to have missed the memo though, with a constant barrage of sales pitches falling somewhere between comical annoyance and an enraging frustration. Competition for tourist money is fierce, and, according to…

  • Pattaya News

    2 entertainment venues raided in Pattaya amid crackdown

    In their continued effort to crack down on nefarious activities, and hamper tourism according to many, the Pattaya Police raided two more nightclubs last night. The raids came after a pledge by police forces to do nightly sweeps of the area to make sure that all entertainment venues are following all the laws. At the press conference on Friday, Major…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya venue may be closed after repeated drug raids

    An entertainment venue that has been raided and shut down several times, may now be permanently closed after the latest raid. Pattaya Police did not name the nightclub but reported that the venue was found to be operating illegally and after hours, with drugs found inside, during a routine patrol of the entertainment district of Bang Lamung. Pattaya Police were accompanied…

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    Vandalised tourist service centre gets makeover in Pattaya

    An abandoned vandalised tourist service centre in Pattaya has been cleaned up after several crimes in the area. Pattaya Police, along with City Councilman Nikom Sangkaew, worked together to change the light bulbs and clean up the police box opposite the Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road. The box has barely offered any services since 2019. Photos by Pattaya Mail…

  • Crime News

    Botched drug raid: owner claims deal with police, guests bum rush police

    A botched drug raid in a popular Pattaya club saw patrons push past police to flee, and the nightclub owner complained he already had a deal with authorities. Police say the raid of Club One Pattaya netted evidence of illegal drug use but led to no arrests. Outnumbered police could not contain the crowd of around 200 patrons, who charged…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Police let off CNN reporters with 5,000 baht fine

      reporting, Alcohol sales ban in Thailand today and a former doctor and daughter send a call centre gang 100 million baht! all that and more coming right up in today’s program. Police let off CNN reporters with 5,000 baht fine for invasive massacre reporting Deputy police chief ‘Big Joke‘ has done a 180-degree turn on CNN, letting off reporters…

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    Thailand News Today | Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

    Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes Police patrol Pattaya Beach Starting with our first story, Police in Pattaya are continuing their commitment to crack down on law-breaking along the beach. They were out on patrol Monday night and added prostitution to the list of illegal activities that they were on the lookout to prevent. The police plan…

  • Crime News

    Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

    Police in Pattaya is continuing their commitment to crack down on law-breaking along the beach. They were out on patrol Monday night and added prostitution to the list of illegal activities that they were on the lookout to prevent. The police plan to operate regular patrols and be much more strict on things like drinking on the beach and carrying…

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    Police to curb Pattaya Beach drinking after student gun fight

    After a group of rival students fired guns on the beach in front of the Pattaya Police Station, police vowed to crack down on illicit activities including drinking. Police are stepping up their nightly patrols, searching for illegal drugs, alcohol, weapons and firearms. The shooting incident happened on September 28. A group of about 20 teenagers – some still wearing…

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    Pattaya Police Station deemed “satisfactory” in annual evaluation

    Pattaya Police have received a high enough score to be deemed “satisfactory” in the Royal Thai Police’s annual assessment this week. The Pattaya Police Station scored 90% on the evaluation. The evaluation assessed police on: general service, criminal justice administration, security of lives and property, traffic control and management, personal management and development, and police drilling and tactics. The evaluation…

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    Pattaya Police add more patrols to stop theft against Indian tourists

    Pattaya Police are working toward promises to end gold theft against tourists, particularly Indian tourists. Between last night and this morning, Pattaya Police and tourist police walked up and down Beach Road. Tourist Police Lieutenant Thanaphat Klebe-Udom said officers were interviewing “suspiciously” loitering individuals at random. But Thanaphat said police are especially interviewing loiterers who are transgender. He said officers…

  • Expats

    Norwegian man stabs himself in Pattaya hotel

    A Norwegian man allegedly stabbed himself in the stomach last night while alone in his hotel bedroom in Pattaya. Frank Gjesvold was rushed to hospital with a gaping wound to the abdomen after staff heard screams for help at 11.30pm from room 409 at a hotel in the South Pattaya area, Nong Prue subdistrict, in Chon Buri province. Staff banged…

  • Crime News

    From Pattaya with Love, or How To Win Friends and Taser People!

    A training session held last week on Wednesday, June 22, on Jomtien Beach has convinced anyone that public relations are not a strong characteristic in the ranks of the Pattaya Police. Thanks to Adam and The Pattaya News for the video and pics. The display was an apparent demonstration of the skills of Pattaya police to be able to handle…

  • Thailand News

    Face masks now Voluntary in Thailand (Mostly) | GMT

    Face masks now voluntary in most places in Thailand. Pattaya police rehearse controlling drunk tourists with metal poles. Thailand develops the green test kits that detect THC levels in 15 minutes. Motor ways and canoodling in public. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

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    Chon Buri man allegedly attacks neighbour for asking about parcel

    Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district is always buzzing about with drama it seems. A man in Bang Lamung said yesterday that his next-door neighbour hit him in the head twice with his motorbike helmet, after he went to the neighbour’s room to ask him about a Lazada delivery he was waiting for. The victim, 34 year old Kongnouanhak Dang, was…

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    Police keep Pattaya’s Walking Street safe after reopening to cars

    After Pattaya’s Walking Street started reopening to cars again from 7pm to 6am, police went to the street last night to make sure tourists safe. A lieutenant from Pattaya Traffic Police told The Pattaya News that over 90% of business operators had cooperated with the closure, however, “some still don’t know the rules” and are parking in the area. Walking…