Man Shot to Death in Execution Style Killing

A man was shot at least 7 times at close range as he sat in his car on a street in Danshui (Tamsui) District, New Taipei City, shortly before 3:00am this morning. Chen Wenzhong, 47, was rushed to hospital, but did not respond to efforts to resuscitate him, and was declared dead at 4:15am. Chen drove to a residence in Hsinchun Street to pick up his 24 year-old fiance. As Chen sat in his BMW outside the building, a man

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Dealer Murdered During Drug Deal

A 26 year-old man stabbed a 24 year-old man to death during a drug deal in Taoyuan City early yesterday morning, Monday, February 20. At around 5:00 am, a man named Gao met a man named Chen at a temple behind Yuan Ze University with the intention of purchasing NT30,000 worth of drugs. The two men traveled to Bade District on Chen’s motorcycle. The men stopped at an intersection on Dongtai Street, where a dispute occurred. During the altercation, Gao

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3 Grandma Pickpockets Arrested Working Traditional Lunar New Year Markets

Sharp-eyed police officers formed a task force in greater Taipei and have arrested three female pick-pockets at three different traditional markets as shoppers throng to buy supplies for the Lunar New Year holiday. The three were aged 71, 64, and 59. Ms Huang, 71, traveled from Taichung to work the markets in Taipei. Police believe Huang, who has criminal records for pick-pocketing extending back to 40 years ago or more, is too well known in Taichung, and thus headed to

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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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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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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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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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Man Shot Dead in KTV

A man in a Changhua County KTV was shot dead in the early hours of the morning today, January 8, 2018. According to China Times, Mr Lee, 38, from Taichung City, went to a KTV in Xihu Township, Changhua County, at around 1:00 am, after being invited to drink with friends. He was accompanied by his girlfriend. At around 2:00 am, a man entered the KTV room and fired a single shot, hitting Lee in the left side of his

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