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Thai Crime: Thai Family Desperately Searches For Infant Daughter

September 8, 2021

Recently, an almost-2-year-old girl went missing from her home in a remote village in Mae Taeng district, tucked away in a valley. Her parents still hope to find her.
Since the search began on Sunday, about 200 security officers and volunteers have not found the missing girl.
A friend of the girl’s father, who is being treated as the main suspect in the case, has also been questioned by police.
Eksukhon Si-arun, deputy chief of the Chiang Mai police, told reporters that the suspect, who lives in the same village as the suspect, has been charged with illegal entry.
Pol Col Eksukhon says Phonsiri “Nong Gina” Wongsilarung, the missing girl, and her father, Suriya Wongsilarung, were friends.
Pol Col Eksukhon said police continued questioning the man and searched for five suspected cars in the village, as well as checking with security cameras.
Suriya identified the suspect as Siew, whom he very much suspected was responsible for the disappearance of his daughter.
Despite the fears of her daughter, Mali Pasi, 23, believes that she would not let her daughter leave the village by herself because she is normally afraid to talk to strangers.
She begged whoever had taken her to the village to bring her back before her birthday next month when she turns two.
Suparrot Phonchomphu, a neighbor who lives within 50 meters of the girl’s house and is believed to be the last person to have seen her before she disappeared on Sunday, said she saw the girl walking alone when she was leaving the village on a bicycle.
The neighbor claims she stopped her bicycle when she saw the girl by herself and asked where she was going. However, the girl refused to speak to her.
Suparot left the girl and told another villager who she came across shortly after leaving that she had seen the girl alone and didn’t know who she was.
In an effort to find the girl, the search team, including some sniffer dogs from the border patrol police, expanded the area they were searching.

Thai Bits and Crime: You Will Need Proof of Vaccination Or Negative Result On COVID0-19 Test To Eat In Dark Red Restaurants, 25 People In Chaing Mai Drink Alcohol In Restaurant And Get Arrested

September 7, 2021

Can’t Drink Alcohol In Thai Bar Or Restaurants Without Proof In Dark Red Provinces

Restaurants within the “dark red” zones will require proof of vaccination, or a negative antigen test result, starting on October 1, 2021. According to the Bangkok Post, the negative test result must be no older than a week old, and people who have had Covid-19 must show medical records proving they are healthy.
According to Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai from the Health Department, the rule was introduced to allow businesses to re-open during a pandemic. Using the government app, “Thai Save Thai”, customers will be required to provide information on their infection risk prior to entering a restaurant as part of the measures. People entering barbershops and hair salons, as well as spas and beauty treatment centers, are also subject to the measure.
Additionally, business operators will be required to adhere to strict regulations, including ensuring all staff is fully vaccinated, observing social distancing measures, and being screened weekly for the virus. Every 1 – 2 hours, each premise must also disinfect common surfaces and those that are touched frequently. Furthermore, businesses must be properly ventilated and air-conditioning units must have high-efficiency particulate air filters.

Thai Crime: 25 People Arrested At Chiang Mail Restaurant For Drinking Alcohol In Restaurant

Chiang Mai, a northern Thai province, was raided yesterday and 24 people, including the bar owner, were arrested for allegedly gathering to drink alcoholic beverages, a violation of the emergency decree.
Police say the 25 suspects were seen drinking alcohol and dancing to a band playing at a bar. In addition, police say the suspects disregarded provincial control measures by not wearing face masks or avoiding eye contact.
25 suspects were taken to Chang Puak Police Station for further legal proceedings. The 24 bar patrons are currently charged with violating the order of the Chiang Mai Communicable Disease Committee, which prohibits the consumption of alcohol. By allegedly allowing customers to consume alcoholic beverages at his bar, the bar owner violated the provincial order. Media outlets did not identify the bar.
In Thai establishments, alcohol consumption is still largely prohibited as the government has yet to reopen bars, and restaurants are also prohibited from selling alcohol.

Note: Chiang Mai is the second-largest city in Thailand.

An American Accused of Killing HIs Thai Wife May Have Tried To Kill Her Before

May 10, 2021

An American in Thailand confessed to killing his Thai wife in Chiang Mai. It may not have been the first time he tried to kill her.
He admitted to killing his wife when she was 3 months pregnant, an American computer programmer in his late 30s. Jason Matthew Balzar is currently being held at Muang Nan police station and has reportedly told police he cut his wife Pitchaporn Somo Kidchob in the chest while she slept with a knife.
According to police, Jason stabbed his wife before dumping her body in a plastic bag on the side of the road on Ban Srikerd-Samun Road, about 10 kilometers from their home in Tambon Chaiyasathan in the Muang district.
It was a common occurrence in Thailand for the police to piece together criminal acts and record details during a crime reenactment. Reenactments are done of every crime, whether it is unsolved or solved, as it seems that reenactments are a part of the law.
In addition to the murder charge, details have emerged of Jason’s conviction in the US for threatening to murder a woman in 2019. The same Thai wife murder victim is suspected to be the victim in that attack, however in Colorado domestic violence cases withhold the names of victims.
A technicality in the charges of attempted murder in the case of the Longmont, Colorado attack resulted in it being reduced by less than two years in prison. According to the arrest report, Jason attacked her after she refused sex, hitting her head and pointing a gun at her, which fired near her head. He was again arrested for violating his probation by possessing 73 guns in December 2020.
After confessing to killing his pregnant Thai wife, Jason is being charged with the murder and with concealing her body. The American man claimed that he decided to kill her in her sleep because he was upset that she wanted to leave him. The couple had plenty of rough patches with frequent arguments being common in their household.
Their families assert that the murder was not a result of sudden passion. According to his sister and mother, he usually carried a knife.