Store Window Hit by Stray Bullets During Police Shoot-out with Drug Dealer

Stray Bullets hit a convenience store window in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, yesterday, after a police officer fired four shots at a suspect who pulled a gun on the officers. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. Police officers investigating suspected drug dealers followed two suspects from a residence in Ximending to a location in Zhonghe District. At around 11:00 pm, a 32 year-old suspect named Chen got out of a car as police approached to question the men.

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Members of the Public Extinguish Fire after Car Accident

Passersby who witnessed a multi-vehicle accident in Ilan City this morning rushed into a gas station and grabbed fire extinguishers to put out a fire after one of the vehicles burst into flames. Four vehicles were involved in an accident on Zhongshan Road, section 1. According to witnesses, one of the vehicles plowed into a small truck, severely damaging the engine compartment of the hatchback. Flames began to emanate from the damaged engine. The driver of a cement truck passing

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Suspected Drunk Driver Flees after Crashing into Campus Building

Police suspect a drunk driver fled after crashing into an outbuilding of an elementary school campus in Danshui District in the early hours of the morning, today, January 22. At around 2:00 am, a driver lost control of a black Lexus and crashed through a hedge before smashing through a low brick wall and hitting a building in the campus of Xinshi Elementary School. The building is located on the school’s farm. Residents in nearby high-rise apartment buildings were woken

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Car Thief Crashes into Police Car in Attempt to Evade Arrest

A suspect in Taoyuan City side-swiped a police car and attempted to escape, but was arrested after he crashed head-on into another car. The 42 year-old suspect, named Lee, stole a car in Taiyuan District. Police were alerted to the theft by the car’s owner, and spotted the car at around noon yesterday in Guanyin District. As police maneuvered their patrol car to block his escape. Lee side-swiped the police car and drove around it. In attempting to get through

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Gunman Arrested After Shots Fired at House

A 21 year old man turned himself in at a police station in Chiayi City last night, after firing at least 9 shots into the glass facade of a building at around 10:00 am yesterday morning. The suspect, named Hsieh, told police that he had fired the shots in anger after three of his friends were injured in a fight with another group at a KTV in the early hours of the morning. Police had been searching for Hsieh, after

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Wanted Man Hides in Drain for 3 Hours

A man wanted for drugs-related offenses abandoned his vehicle and escaped up a storm-water drain until police hunted him down in Hsinchu County this morning. Police stopped 52 year-old Mr Deng after he made an illegal right turn on a red light at around 7:00 am this morning. Deng supplied police false information about his identity, but then fled when he realized that police did not believe him. The suspect leaped over a guard rail off a low bridge, then

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Driver Incinerated After High Speed Crash

A 21 year-old man died after he was trapped in his burning car, while his passenger managed to climb out of the mangled wreck before it went up in flames. The driver of another car involved in the accident also survived. At around 2:00 am this morning, January 20, the driver of a silver BMW was traveling at high speed on Huanhe Road in Tucheng District when he attempted to overtake a white Ford sedan. It was raining at the

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Vietnamese Tourists Arrested After Shoplifting Spree

A group of suspects from Vietnam were caught with suitcases full of clothes stolen from designer brand stores in Taipei and Taichung. A total of 734 items of apparel were recovered from 14 suitcases with an estimated value of more than NT$1 million. Police began investigations after a boutique at Taipei Main Station reported that an inventory check on January 15 revealed that 107 items had been stolen from the store. After examining security monitor footage, investigators honed in on

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Man Decapitates himself in Gruesome Suicide by Car

A man in Miaoli County tied one end of a steel cable around a utility pole, and the other end around his neck, before getting into his car and stepping on the gas this afternoon, January 16. Shortly after 3:00 pm police in Zhunan Township received a call from a horrified member of the public who reported stumbling across a human head on the sidewalk on Kezhuan Road. Upon investigation, police located the head, and found the headless body of

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Police Crash into Suspect’s Car During Chase in Taoyuan City

A stolen car ended up mounted on the front fender of a police vehicle, after a high speed chase in Taoyuan City ended with a crash early this morning, January 16. At around 4:30 am, police on patrol in Chungli spotted a silver-black sedan which registered as a stolen vehicle on the police computer network. When the officers signaled the driver to stop, the suspect stepped on the throttle and attempted to escape. The police officers chased the car to

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15 Kilometer Car Chase Ends with Kamikaze Scooter Cop

Senior police officers criticized a young police officer’s tactic of hitting the throttle as he jumped off his police scooter, sending it crashing head-on into a suspect’s car, during a police chase in New Taipei City yesterday, January 15. At around 4:00 pm, Monday, police in Banqiao District approached a parked vehicle which they considered suspicious. The driver sped off, with the rear hatch of his hatch-back sedan open. Weaving through a narrow crowded street, the driver knocked over a

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