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Emelia Andersson (left) and friend: knife-slash not on the police list

Phuket Expat Crimes: Police List Accused, Victims

Sunday, August 22, 2010
PHUKET police say 124 expats have been involved in criminal activities on the island in the year to August 17 so far. The charges range from misdemeanors to murder.

Another 24 expats have been named by police as victims of crimes, sometimes crimes committed by other expats. Only four names have been added to the list of victims since May. But Phuketwan believes there are at least two more victims, and perhaps others, that have not been included.

There were 84 expats listed as charged with crimes between January 1 and April 22. Only 40 names have been added to the updated list. This means that if crime is surging on Phuket in general, according to the police statistics it appears to be mostly disconnected from expats.

However, appearances may be deceptive. Phuketwan has reported two cases involving bag-snatchings committed on expat tourists at Kata-Karon that have not been recorded.

One of the cases was reported extensively at the time in the Swedish press. As a result of these omissions, we are unable to say whether other cases have gone unrecorded.

There are occasional headline exceptions that may make Phuket seem less safe than it actually is for tourists and expat residents. The latest case in that category is an expat-on-expat murder, allegedly committed by Englishman Lee Aldhouse, whom police say stabbed to death former US Marine Dashawn Longfellow on August 14.

As there has been no arrest, the Longfellow murder is not listed below. These lists, with the separately-published list of expat deaths on Phuket so far this year, will be handed to as many as 22 honorary consuls and embassy representatives when they meet with Phuket Governor Wichai Praisa-ngob and other Phuket leaders at Provincial Hall in Phuket City on Monday.

It's the third quarterly gathering, with Phuket's ''mini-United Nations'' summit growing in significance on each occasion. Thailand's Foreign Ministry will be sending a delegation to attend Monday's third innovative meeting.

Provision of the lists by Phuket police is a sign of the willingness for greater transparency in cases that affect expats. (Note that Phuketwan cannot tell which cases involve expat residents and which involve tourists because police do not separate cases in that fashion. Thais form one group, all passport holders the other.)

The two bag-snatch cases that have gone unrecorded involved a violent knife-slash on Swede Emelia Andersson at Karon on May 6 and a non-violent theft from Russian Olga Ivanova a few days later.

So far the quarterly meetings have brought a refreshing open forum for expressing needs and ideas that can only serve to promote Phuket's future as an international tourism destination. It's a two-way exchange of information that may eventually be open to the public.

When the list was volunteered by Phuket police for the first time back in May at the second meeting, it sparked the comment that drunkenness and assaults seemed to be the predominant feature of involvement with the law for expat holidaymakers on Phuket. Drugs, petty theft and fraud are in the mix, too.

Holidaymakers who assume they can ignore local culture and local laws do so at their peril, as Phuket's honorary consuls have often noted.

Some of the cases listed have yet to be concluded, and in some cases, the people who have been accused deny their guilt. The penalties in the resolved cases are not known.

Additional News Cases to August 17

Evgeny Dyachenko Russia April 22 under the influece in charge of a vehicle, Patong
Baxter Gerald Wknsor Canada April 24 playing dominoes and gambling, Patong
Tang Jun Han Singapore April 2 (case concluded April 24) manslaughter, Patong
Mario Wieser Australia April 14 assault, surrendered April 24, Patong
(Mrs) Svialana Svetkina Russia April 26 theft, Patong
Aime Louis Camille France April 26 theft, Cherng Talay
Hubert Fab German May 7 working beyond specifications of work permit, Karon
Bala Benoy Indian May 6 working beyond specifications of work permit, Karon
Kisore Pahan India May 6 working beyond specifications of work permit, Karon
Micchael Pillimeier German May 9 no visa, Chalong
Eusebio Mattavelli Italy May 13 working beyond specifications of work permit, Patong
Ivan Nikolaev Russia May 7 working beyond specifications of work permit, Patong
(Mrs) Bo Mee Kim South Korea May 7 driving dangerously, Chalong
Miyoshi Junichiro Japan May 13 theft, Phuket City
Hamno Masami Japan May 13 theft, Phuket City
Arnel Mark Clamar Philippines May 13 theft, Phuket City
Hassan Litfi Switzerland May 17 visa overstay, Patong
Bouzouita Elyes France May 18 assault, Patong
Hsu Ching Chien Taiwan May 13 theft, Phuket City
Ferris John Mathew Thomas Australia May 21 driving under the influence, Patong
Julien Nicolas Jakubowski France May 23 driving under the influence, Patong
Phillip Lee Kilpatrick Australia May 25 driving under the influence, Patong
(Mrs) Mayra Alexander Vergara Ecuador May 31 driving under the influence, Patong
Nosorvev Mikhail Russia June 7 possession of marijuana, Patong
Andre Sieyannou Cameroon June 15 black money scam, Cherng Talay
Kenmoue Cameroon June 15 black money scam, Cherng Talay
Ramakrishnan Rajenderan Singapore June 14 possession of methamphetamine for sale, Patong
Muzi Bin Salamat Malaysia June 14 possession of methamphetamine for sale, Patong
Mohammed Adam Bikn Abu Malaysia June 14 possession of methamphetamine for sale, Patong
(Ms) Caroline Andrea Guzman Australia June 18 attempt to defraud insurance company, Patong
Karlsson Arnold Gunnar Sweden June 24 visa overstay, Patong
(Mrs) Tamayo Yomiara G America June 23 riding a motorcycle dangerously, Patong
Asher Cody Shlachtman America June 23 accessory to a crime, Patong
Stewart Leslie Clark Australia June 30 encouraging deceit, Patong
Michael Isaac Jerozaiski France July 5 theft at Phuket airport
Van De Voorde Jan Edgard Belgium July 10 drinking and driving, Patong
Mohammad Maleki Iran July 10 drinking and driving, Patong
Irina Bayer Russia July 11 possession of marijuana, Patong
David Kevin Griffin Britain July 14 possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana for sale, Bang Tao
Rayben Tusmin Indonesia July 14, possession of marijuana, Phuket City
Ronald John Fanelli US July 24 murder, Phuket City
Karsten Lange German (March 8 and May 15, arrest August 4) theft, Kamala
Meier Jean Francois Belgium August 5 drinking and driving, Patong
Holton Donald Karl America August 10 possession of marijuana, Patong
Hussam Al Ghadban Syria August 11 possession of marijuana, Patong
Graeme Jonathan Belshaw Britain August 11 possession of marijuana, Tachatchai checkpoint

Expat Charges January 1 to April 22

David Patricio Godoy Britain January 2 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Luca Rossetti Italy January 3 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Therry Gerrges Boulenc France January 3 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Ivan Bob Anwar Canada January 5 assault of a tuk-tuk driver at Kalim
Roberto Fasano Italy January 6 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Patrik Bonde Hamren Sweden January 6 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Nordenstent Bo Ingemar Sweden January 7 overstaying visa in Phuket City
Danial Hansen Australia January 8 theft from a house at Kamala
Villiams Joel Anthony Australia January 8 possession of marijuana at Patong
Beyls Pascal Alfred France January 10 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Millan Agudo Alejandro Spain January 9 driving a vehicle while under the influence at Patong
Mishin Mikhail Russia January 13 assault at Patong
Brian Kenneth Beattie Britain January 13 assault at Patong
Azad Bayramian Britain January 13 assault at Patong
Sami Dennai France January 17 working without work permit in Patong
Salo Ilmo Rainer Finland January 18 theft from a minimart at Patong
Erik Andreas Hagstrom Sweden January 19 possession of marijuana in Patong
Watts Andrew William Britain January 23 dangerous driving of a vehicle at Patong
Raymond Jeffrey Laval Canada January 25 driving a vehicle while under the influence at Patong
Mohammad Osmankerim Australia January 25 assault in Patong
Frint Jonathan Jeffrey Britain January 30 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Boufars Ridouana France January 30 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Thoma Gottfried Germany February 3 driving dangerously at Patong
Alexander Albert Haddad Britain February 4 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Mehdi Issa Tunisia February 4 theft from a pub in Patong
Dmitry Bordilovskiy Russia February 5 assault
Vadim Zemlyanichenko Russia February 6 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Giorgio Zampese Italy February 8 possession of marijuna in Patong
Paul Roberth Ernst Norway February 15 possession of illegal drug at Patong
Van Eyseren Yeon Belgium February 15 fraud involving false papers at Phuket City
Gustav Mikael Berglund Sweden February 22 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Endang Subana Indonesia February 28 no visa at Patong
Cagney Reginald Ignatius Britain March 1 visa overstay at Patong
Winch Peter Martin Britain February 22 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
(Mrs) Garcia Delphine Eugenie France March 6 possession of maijuana at Kamala
Rajenderman Ramakrishnan Singapore March 10 sale of yah ba (methamphetamine) at Patong
Philip Mark Scott Britain March 10 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Roman Kopyev Kazakstan March 15 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Barrett Richard Agent United States March 13 possession of marijuana at Kamala
Benyalah Mohamed France March 16 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Daruosh Kaentaei France March 16 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
(Ms) Olga Lytkina Russia March 16 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Mehdi Issa Tunisia March 17 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Bounabi Bachir France March 19 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Errol Salih Britain March 15 bouncing a cheque in Patong
Selwiyn John Casey Britain March 15 bouncing a cheque in Patong
David Biosca Fernandez Spain March 19 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Luca Grimaldi Italy March 17 possession of marijuana at Tung Tong
Eres Bengiat Israel March 20 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
(Ms) Kwang Soo Lee South Korea March 19 no visa at Phuket City
Mark Richard Grexe Denmark march 19 visa overstay at Phuket City
Philips Ian Britain March 20 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Andrew Clements Australia March 19 sexual assault on a child at a school Thalang
Detlef Gerhard Hewer German March 17 fraud and deception at Kathu (Patong)
Kan Andreas Karlsson Sweden March 24 possession of marijuana in Patong
(Mrs) Anna Katharina Sweden March 24 possession of marijuana in Patong
Robert Anthony Parry Britain March 25 possession of valium and other prescription drugs
Bradley Thomas Miller US March 25 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Margotteao Nicolas France March 27 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Jan Wiebe Salkvist Denmark March 18 dangerous driving resulting in a death at Chalong
Andrew Rigby Britain March 30 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Bondarchenko Viatcheslav Russia March 27 possession of marijuana at Rawai
Villiam Simon Thomas Iceland April 3 visa overstay, assault police at Patong
Ryan Turgeon Canada April 4 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Zarkov Yordanivanov Afghanistan April 5 presentation of false passport at Phuket airport
(Ms) Syuleman Fatme Hahmud April 5 presentation of false passport at Phuket airport
Mehdi Issa Tunisia May 5 theft at Patong
Thomas Boberg Sweden April 7 driving a vehicle while under the influece in Patong
Enea Peto Albania April 7 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Viktor Rotzer Karavas Greece April 7 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Raymond Lloyd Wang-Afa Netherland April 8 assault in Patong
(Ms) Lydie Ragot France April 9 insurance fraud in Patong
Jeason Sebastien Riguelle Belgium April 12 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
David Marchetti Italy April 14 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Mahamadou Doucoure France April 15 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Michael Phillip Morris Australia April 15 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Keenan James Alexander Britain April 18 arrested with a child under 15 in Phuket City
Attal Andric Sydney Marcel France April 22 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Evgeny Dyachenko Russia April 22 driving a motorcycle while under the influence at Patong
Baxter Gerald Wknsor Canada April 24 arrested for playing dominos and gambling at Patong
Tang Jan Han Singapore April 24 riding a jet-ski without care and causing a death at Patong
Mario Wieser Australia April 14 (assault at Tung Tong, surrendered to police April 24)
Aime Louis Camille France April 22 fraud at Cherng Talay
(Mrs) Sviatlana Svetkina Russia April 26 theft at Kathu (Patong)

Latest Expat Victims of Crime

Bouzouita Elyes France May 18 victim of assault, Patong
(Ms) Sanni Inkeri Tervo Finland May 22 victim of attempted assault, Patong
Paul Francis Neisler Australia June 21 victim of theft, Patong
Phillip John Postans Australia June 27 victim of theft, Patong

Expat Victims January 1 to April 22

Ivan Bob Anwar Canada January 5 assaulted by a tuk-tuk driver at Kalim
Frazer James Smith Britain January 13 assaulted at Patong
Bernard Stephane France January 25 assaulted opposite Hard Rock Cafe, Patong
Blake Zacchary Christian Australia January 26 assaulted outside Jungceylon, Patong
Aman Bakhieui Tunisia January 27 assaulted at Soi Bangla, Patong
Wolf Dieter Eugen Kbelheim German January 27 killed at Rawai outside 7-Eleven store
James Edward Kerslake Britain February 4 victim of theft in Patong
Alireza Zandbod Iran February 14 victim of theft in Patong
Viatcheslav Kirichenko Russian March 7 assaulted at Patong
RTolf Max Blatti Switzerland January 13 assaulted at Bang Tao
(Mrs) Ursula Blatti Zumstein Switzerland January 13 assault at Bang Tao
Rota Ferdinamdo Italy February 15 victim of theft in Phuket City
Eric Ghaffour France March 17 victim of theft in Patong
Michael Hahn Germany March 17 victim of fraud in Patong
Jozsa Gyorgy Zoltan Hungary March 29 victim of theft in Patong
Amund Holand Norway April 6 victim of robbery during tsunami alert at Patong
Barend Ben David Sanders Netherlands April 8 assaulted at Patong
(Ms) Jarlow Anniele Cristina Sweden April 11 victim of assault at Karon
Zeimet Oliver Luzembourg April 14 victim of assault at Kathu (Patong)
Anthony George Lekja Australia April 25 victim of assault at Patong
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I'm sorry but the idea of trying to collect accurate crime data here in Thailand is impossible due to the nature in which the police operate.

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Posted by NG on August 22, 2010 19:31

Editor Comment:

The fact you've changed your moniker indicates that you're a bit concerned about this stuff. So are we. We try not to publish unsubstantiated claims. No doubt there probably are unsavory incidents sometimes on Phuket - just as there are everywhere. But without statutory declarations and real names, there's little point in dwelling on them. Police transparency is to be encouraged. All transparency is to be encouraged.

Just as an aside, we've had complaints that your original moniker may be taken as an insult by some of our readers. Can you settle for your new one, please?

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Lots of arrests, but what about fines, trials, convictions (or otherwise) and sentencing? And who could supply the info? Min of Justice?

Posted by Tanya Millibank on August 23, 2010 20:48

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Posted by Elspeth Sterling on September 17, 2010 14:23

Editor Comment:

Dealing with domestic issues is as difficult in Thailand as it is in other countries. Family Court matters are not on the list, unless there's a criminal charge involved.

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Rape is a crime in Thailand, whether it is spousal or not. The law was changed in 2007.

Posted by Elspeth Sterling on September 17, 2010 15:22

Editor Comment:

Nobody is arguing that rape is not a crime but until a charge is laid, the matter won't appear on a list of accusations against expats, or the list of expat victims.


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