UPDATE: Two Pattaya Teens Arrested for Vandalizing Public Property at Bali Hai Pier

Pattaya —

Pattaya police arrested two teenagers on Thursday, March 14th, for vandalizing public property at the Bali Hai Pier.

First our previous story:

Pattaya Mayor Poramase Ngampiches personally filed a police report to arrest two teenagers for spraying graffiti on public property at the Bali Hai Pier.

Now for our update:

The suspects, a 15-year-old male identified only as Mr. Mo and another 16-year-old Mr. Nueng, were caught spray-painting electrical boxes, lamp posts, and public benches at Bali Hai Pier. According to Mr. Poramase Ngampiches, the Pattaya Mayor, the vandalism caused significant damage to the area, prompting him to file a police report against the two suspects himself.

Pattaya police immediately launched an investigation after reviewing CCTV footage from the area, which led them to identify the culprits.

On the evening of March 14th, Pol. Col. Navin Thirawit, Superintendent of Pattaya Police Station, and a team of investigators conducted a raid to apprehend the two vandals. The teenagers were located at their residence in the Banglamung district, Chonburi province, and taken into custody.

During questioning, the teenagers admitted to the vandalism. They claimed they were motivated by their interest in graffiti art but also acknowledged that their actions were wrong. They understood that defacing public property is illegal, though they denied any malicious intent as their graffiti contained no vulgar words. The teenagers also claimed to have disposed of the spray paint cans in the sea.

Both suspects faced charges under the Cleanliness and Orderliness Act.

Additionally, as part of their punishment, the teens were being ordered to clean up their graffiti at Bali Hai Pier and had begun the project as of Friday afternoon, March 15th. Here is a video!


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.