Click to download Tribute to His Majesty PDF

The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

High-tech bid to crack unsolved crimes

BANGKOK: The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) is tracing thieves with the help of two database systems to be used to dust off unresolved cases.

crime, police,


Bangkok Post

Monday 15 August 2016, 09:42AM


Police have used computer-aided Identikits for years, but are quickly adding lookup-databases to their systems. Photo: Somchai Poomlard
Police have used computer-aided Identikits for years, but are quickly adding lookup-databases to their systems. Photo: Somchai Poomlard

One of the databases shares criminal records and arrest warrants, and the other is used to browse through fingerprints collected from crime scenes. Police investigators believe that when it comes to theft suppression, suspects can strike again if they remain at large. This means more people will become victims while others could suffer further thefts.

Last week the CSD traced a husband and wife wanted on 14 arrest warrants. Their arrest came as a result of the CSD’s new focus on solving old cases, mostly concerning theft and burglary.

Pattanapong Sripinproh, deputy chief of the CSD’s Sub-Division 2, consulted the databases in the hope it would make their task easier. They consulted the Command Control Operations Centre (CCOC) and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (Afis), as they are known.

The CCOC is a database containing arrest warrants for all criminal suspects in Thailand; The Afis contains fingerprints collected in past criminal investigations.

“The Afis is a useful system for police investigators particularly as they attempt to trace theft suspects as it is sophisticated enough to recognise even an incomplete fingerprint which is compared with the ones previously stored in the database,” Lt Col Pattanapong said. After investigators have identified a suspect using the two database systems, local police will be notified to seek an arrest warrant.

There are practical reasons why local police have to wait for such information from the CSD. Lt Col Pattanapong said they simply do not have the time to go after theft suspects who normally move from place to place quickly to avoid getting caught.

In the latest arrest, police had tracked them for some time. They obtained information that Arkhom Phuthisarn, 52, and Sommai Phuthisarn, 46, were hiding in a rented apartment in Ban Bon district of Bangkok. Police then organised a swoop operation.

Of the 14 arrest warrants issued for the two, 12 were issued by the Pathum Thani provincial court, one more by the Samut Prakan provincial court and the other by the Chonburi provincial court. Of the warrants, eight were issued for Mr Arkhom and the rest for Ms Sommai.

Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017

When police raided their rented apartment last week, they found many stolen wristwatches and more than 200 amulets. Much to their surprise, police discovered the couple had earned enough money to buy several houses and cars.

“Let’s call them professional thieves. They made a lot of money and lived a good life,” Lt Col Pattanapong said.

Arun Wachirasrisukanya, chief of the CSD’s Sub-Division 2, said the suspects confessed to several more crimes that occurred after the 14 warrants were issued. They were once arrested and prosecuted in Samut Prakan and Bangkok, and sent to jail. After they were released from prison in 2010, they went back to stealing, Col Arun said.

The team assigned to the cases involving the suspects found the couple had worked with another suspect who was identified only by his first name, Somneuk, and who had been previously arrested for stealing valuables from rented apartments.

Mr Somnuek drove in his car to the apartments targeted for theft. He said he sold the stolen valuables at a flea market.

“The CSD is speeding up efforts to track down other theft suspects whose information is stored on the databases. If we don’t move fast enough, those suspects will continue to look for more victims,” Col Arun said.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket Waterworks Authority announces more water shut-offs

Splendid! Of course this are typical works you wait for to do it during high season, right?...(Read More)


Phuket beach erosion protection project put on hold

Joe12, I do hope you have a reply yo "Engineer's" comment. I wait with bated breath....(Read More)


Phuket beach erosion protection project put on hold

This design for erosion defense is only suitable for retaining walls such as in a klong or river and also requires impacted backfill for stability. ...(Read More)


Patong Mayor unveils plans for Loma food centre as vendors agree delayed eviction

@yvonne: You are right, people like "street food", but there is no shortage of places to find it. Especially in Patong there are street vend...(Read More)


No charges over Aussie tourist injured in Patong parasail plunge

I have asked before why, if no businesses are allowed on the beach, are jet skies and parasailing still allowed? I formally challenge the governor to ...(Read More)


New Phuket underpass to add more delays to reaching airport

I have to agree, totally unnecessary. Traffic flow is fine as it is....(Read More)


Dhammajayo ‘won’t get bail’

Kurt: So he was deviating from his non functioning? Ok, makes perfect sense now...not....(Read More)



New Phuket underpass to add more delays to reaching airport

Phuket Airport is a mess for coming and going traffic, due to renovation. Now another nearby location becoming traffic wise a disaster for 3 years. ...(Read More)


Army hunts down Phuket taxi driver for refusing airport tourist passenger

Maybe I have been lucky but I have used taxis from Phuket airport to Cherng Talay many times and never had a problem - always on the meter, courteous ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2016 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.