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Phuket Expat Criminal Charges: The Police List

Thursday, November 18, 2010
PHUKET honorary consuls are expected to press for greater commitment from police in alerting them to incidents involving expats when they meet with Phuket Governor Tri Augkhadacha, Phuket Police Commander Major General Pekad Tantipong and other island leaders on Monday.

The meeting is the fourth this year since the innovative gatherings began in February. Foreign Ministry officials have shown particular interest in the novel approach to problem resolution on the island holiday destination.

The Phuket ''Parliament'' has so far proved to be a useful exchange of perspectives where the viewpoint of tourists and expat residents can be expressed. Reports of matters discussed are passed back to Bangkok.

The following list of expats charged with offences on Phuket so far this year has been collated by Phuket police stations. This is the first year that the reporting process has been transparent, so it's possible that some cases may not be listed.

The laying of a charge does not suggest that the accused is or will be found guilty. It is hoped that at some time in the future, as the reporting process by police becomes more complete, results of cases may also be published.

Phuket police say a total of 149 expats have been charged with various offences so far in 2010. Another 28 expats have been reported as victims of alleged crimes.

Although there have been notable murders and manslaughter cases involving expats as both accused and victims on Phuket this year, the majority of crimes are not crimes of violence.

Additional News Cases to November 17

Fabian Stefan German August 16 driving under the influence, Kamala
Gotti Giogio Italy August 13 driving under the influence, Patong
Maurizio Bergamin Italy, August 18 theft, Patong
Bissot Pierre C.J. Belgium August 24 visa overstay, Phuket City
Fabrice Derozie France August 5 cocaine and marijuana possession, Chalong
Koum Valentin Prince Loic Cameroon August 19 ''black'' money scam, Patong
Mkwemetshou Phillippe Cameroon August 19 ''black'' money scam, Patong
Ms Jenna Marie Keys Australia August 19 attempted fraud, Patong
Paul John Ferguson Scotland August 23 driving under the influence, Patong
Kris Dieter Tiedemann Austria August 30 damage to public property, Patong
Salminen Lassi Petteri Finland September 6 overstay Patong
Adam William Dodds Australia September 4 opened Ivy Club without permission, Patong
Wang Shou Ghun Taiwan September 5 importing illegal cigarettes, Phuket airport
Peter Rieger German September 21 driving under the influence, Patong
Frederic Pandes Philippines September 30 driving under the influence, Patong
Philip Mark Scott England October 3 driving under the influence, Patong
Robert Arthur Ross England October 1 driver under the influence, Patong
Panbehei Davoud Iran August 4 driver under the influence, Patong
Mindaugas Germanaviciur Lithuania October 15 fake documents, Patong
Tu Ponghua China August 19 working with no work permit at HomeWork, Phuket City
Xu Binyun China August 19 working with no work permit at HomeWork, Phuket City
Denis Edward Brennan Australia November 7 dangerous driving, Patong
Rickard Morgan Tigerholm Sweden November 1 possession of yah ice, Patong
Albert Paul Sykes America November 3 overstay, Patong
Akchehob Aksenov Russia November 8 manslaughter, Cherng Thalay

Expat Charges January 1 to August 11

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)
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

Latest Expat Victims of Crime

Carin Cobzaru Australia September 22 assault Soi Bangla Patong
Anthony Kenneth Australia September 26 assault outside Burger King, beach road, Patong
Ederei Yehiel Israel October 27 robbed at Patong Resort
Markus Ernest Rath Switzerland November 7 injured by car at Loma Park, Patong

Expat Victims January 1 to August 17

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
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
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where's that *rolleyes* smiley when you need it :)

Posted by Anonymous on November 18, 2010 12:54

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The charges against Andrew Clements were dropped. There was not one shred of evidence to support the charges.

Posted by larry cunningham on November 18, 2010 13:14

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What a shocking list of assaults on foreigners, I mean killed outside a 7-11 and such....wow...

Posted by Ian on November 18, 2010 14:07

Editor Comment:

To try to pretend that there are an exceptional number of ''assaults on foreigners'' is to misrepresent the list, Ian. Many of the crimes are expat on expat. Others are expat on Thai. If anything, this list demonstrates that by international standards, Phuket is a relatively safe place to live and even safer for a holiday.

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Larry
These's no smoke without fire. If you're on the list, you're on the list....

Posted by stuart on November 18, 2010 14:17

Editor Comment:

In law, here and elsewhere, a person is either innocent or guilty. There are no half-measures. The charge against Andrew Clements was dropped because the person who made the allegation did not pursue it. Yet because of the seriousness of the allegation, police were obliged to arrest Mr Clements. His life has since been unfairly affected by people who prefer smear and snide insinuation to the truth. With his name still on the police list, Andrew Clements (No. 53) continues to be unfairly treated. Everyone who reads the list should see it for what it is: a list of cases where expats were arrested. Nothing more. I'm glad you have given us the opportunity to clarify Andrew Clement's complete innocence. As we point out, we have no way of knowing how many others were also eventually found to be innocent, or had the cases against them dropped. We hope that the police eventually are able to supply this information.

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Is it really fair you post these, I bet many people's charges were dropped, particulary; Andrew Clements Australia March 19 sexual assault on a child at a school Thalang

Posted by Sean on November 18, 2010 16:29

Editor Comment:

This is the official police list of expat arrests on Phuket so far this year, and it shouldn't be taken for anything more than that. We make that point in the article. We've fully reported the dropping of the case against Andrew Clements. We post the list because all the charges have been laid, and they do not represent guilt or innocence. Fair-minded people understand that full disclosure is in the best long-term interests of the safety and security of all expat residents and visitors. The release of the list is a refreshing sign of increased transparency . . .and the list does need to be updated, with outcomes.

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then publish a convicted expat list. otherwise it is a public pillory.

Posted by Lena on November 18, 2010 16:38

Editor Comment:

It's a list of charges laid against expats, as supplied by police. Nothing more. If you would prefer that police withhold this information and return to the dark days of rumor and paranoia - the real pillory for reputations and truth - then let your honorary consul or embassy know. It should be pointed out that without Phuketwan's probing, senior police and the honorary consuls may not have realised that there were six names missing from the comprehensive expat death list, also supplied by police. If you don't want an open police force and an open media, plenty of non-democracies with sunshine are available.

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Would love see a list on Thais for
* driving a vehicle while under the influence at Patong
* Dangerous Driving
But on the other hand, these tourists should know better that don't drink and drive as if they hit someone with the alcohol influence then they are more screwed than they were

Posted by Ex expat on November 18, 2010 18:05

Editor Comment:

There is one law for all in Thailand. However, serious attempts are now being made to focus on the law as it affects expats, especially those who seem to think they are somehow unfairly treated, even though they prefer to stay in Thailand anyway.

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Shooting the messenger is stupid. Media reports what is there to be reported.

That said, it would be fairer to everyone involved to publish a list of those found guilty.

Since no such list exists, it's not possible. I doubt anyone has the time or tenacity to compile one on their own.

Getting charged for a crime here is not difficult to achieve. All you have to do, beyond the obvious of actually having committed a crime, is to piss off the wrong "influential" person and all hell breaks loose.

Because of this ambiguity I have to agree publishing this list is perhaps not the best of ideas. But is not publishing it better ? Honestly, I don't know.

The missing expat killings raises questions as to what extent the list has been manipulated and to serve what interests.

If deaths can just be "forgotten" from the list, it is not unfair to ask what other, perhaps lesser crimes never made it to the list.

IMO the list is of little or no value. It is neither transparent nor fair because these people have not been found guilty in the court of law.

That problem lies with the police though, not with media and it's fair to say that had this list not been published, we would not know of the deaths missing from it and this discussion would never even take place.

It's not a perfect world.

Posted by Chris on November 18, 2010 18:54

Editor Comment:

There is nothing to be gained from not listing all expat deaths so it's safe to assume that's a simple oversight that needs to be corrected. The honorary consuls should be able to check via their embassies whether other deaths have been omitted. It may take a few more meetings before the system is operating well: I don't think anyone who knows the difficulties of policing expected perfection from the beginning.

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So do I want a closed police force and a puppets media and move to a non-democratic country with sunshine because I want a list of convicted expats? No. I think that is pretty open. But with decency for the wrongly accused, that would be pretty cool and democratic also, I guess. Maybe not yet standard here. Because otherwise its like pillory for me, guess that's my undemocratic and sinister upbringing. Sorry cannot help it.

I feel wrongly accused of wanting to live in Burma. Pretty ridiculous.

Notwithstanding, concerning the reporting of individual incidents and charges, you do a pretty convincing job in protecting and defending the rights of the accused. But maybe you are defending only your work.

Posted by Lena on November 19, 2010 00:39

Editor Comment:

I think I just got accused, maybe. We are defending an open exchange of opinions and information. The fact that the information needs revision doesn't affect the important principle that it is now being released. This is what's transition is all about. Perfect change doesn't happen overnight.

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I hesitate to submit this as I don't want to be flamed by Mr Knowsitall but are all these people on your list EXPATS? Would it not be better to call them non-Thais as some must be tourists?

Posted by Bobby Brown on November 19, 2010 07:26

Editor Comment:

We use expats because it's as close as we can get to a term that fits both residents and tourists. Non-Thais we tend to use where the figures also include Burmese, Laotians and Cambodians. Sometimes the border between where a tourist stops being a tourist and becomes a resident is vague. There is only one real separation, and that's between passport-carriers and those who do not need to carry passports. The embassies don't differentiate between tourists and expat residents. We've shown that expat residents are just as likely to find themselves in trouble as tourists, so differentiating the two groups is meaningless.

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To the Editor

I see your point and I'm sure many will agree with you. Others may also agree with me.

I do think there's quite a bit to be gained in making the number of foreigners killed in Phuket appear less.

We all know how image conscious Thais are and how image sensitive tourism industry is.

I'm sure the recent headlines of more Britons dying in Thailand than anywhere else abroad did not go unnoticed among the Powerful in Phuket.

Deliberate or just an oversight, it is at least safe to say that whoever compiles the list is not being very careful. If such serious incidents as deaths can be "forgotten", who knows what lesser crimes never made the list either.

Regardless of why those deaths are missing, my point is merely that the list is not reliable and raises just as many questions as it aims to answer.

That is not to say it is not a positive development to have it but we should perhaps not take everything at face value.

At the very least the police should explain why those deaths are missing and I'm sure the HCs will ask this at the upcoming meeting.

Posted by Chris on November 19, 2010 16:41

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I'm Mindaugas Germanaviciur Lithuania In the list is written that in October 15 fake documents, Patong. I never been in Phuket and some russian paid for all this to police. They arrested me in Pattaya without any evidence and trying to sell me some fake documents about which i have no idea. The true is somewhere but corrupted policement can't see it!
Case still running and i'm fighting, i lost around 600,000 THB during this case to protect myself. First bad lawyers who take 200,000THB for job and not do anything, and flights to Phuket every 12 day's for stamp that i not run away. They keep my passport that makes my life very difficult for me, i can't work legally in Thailand and can't earn any money. My parents tired to send me cash which even from western union i can't take. How government court and police not understand that without passport i'm nothing here.
So russians are very happy now to make me so many trouble. But i'll win i know, because i not did anything! Thanks for your attention and if any comments or suggestions please write.

Posted by Mindaugas Germanaviciur on August 11, 2011 09:53


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