Family of Four Sickened by CO Poisoning: Mother in a Coma

A family of four in Hsinchu City was rescued at around 10:00 am this morning after relatives were alerted to the fact that the parents had not showed up at work, and the children did not go to school. Relatives who entered the apartment found the parents unconscious in different rooms, while the 2 teenaged girls were on the living room sofa suffering from dizziness and unable to move. The relatives quickly opened all the windows and doors and called

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Elderly Woman Goes Undercover to Catch Pickpocket

An 80 year-old woman cooperated with police to catch a pickpocket operating in a traditional market in Zhudong Township after her purse was stolen by the habitual thief. After reporting the theft of her purse to Hsinchu County police, the elderly woman, who was not named in this Liberty Times report, was asked to stuff a couple of red envelopes with waste paper, and have the envelopes visible next time she went to market. The police would follow and observe

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Mother and Son Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in un-Ventilated Apartment

A hot water system installed on an enclosed balcony is the suspected cause of death of a 40 year old-man and his 62 year-old mother in Hsinchu City this evening, December 22. Police and firefighters were called to an apartment on Jianmei Road at around 7:00pm after the occupants failed to respond to calls by a relative, who then went to the apartment to check on the pair. After nobody answered the door, the relative called 110. After breaking down

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Drunk Driver in Custody after Fatal Hit and Run

A drunk driver involved in a fatal accident that caused the death of a 16 year-old girl Friday, December 15, will be kept in detention after prosecutors requested a court order from the Hsinchu District Court today. At around 9:00pm Friday evening, in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County, a 14 year-old, male, unlicensed rider named Long (龍) was carrying a 16 year-old pillion passenger, when he lost control of the bike while attempting to dodge a cat, and crashed into a

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Bank Employee Shot Dead in Armed Robbery: Suspect Commits Suicide

A man in Hsinchu City shot a bank employee dead during an armed robbery this afternoon, November 24. After being surrounded by police in a nearby building, the suspect then hung himself. At around 2:00pm, the suspect Pan Jian-yuan (潘健源) entered a branch of Taiwan Cooperative Bank in Dongmen Street holding a pistol. The suspect fired four shots, one of which hit a 50 year-old bank employee in the chest. The robber then fled the bank with NT$730,000. The seriously

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21 Year-old Firefighter Dies Fighting Factory Fire

A young firefighter was found dead by colleagues after entering a factory on fire in Hsinchu County this afternoon. The firefighter was wearing breathing apparatus at the time, and the cause of death has not been established. At around 2:00pm, 21 year-old Lin Yongxuan (林永軒) was on the third floor of the 7 floor factory with another firefighter and a member of staff of Solartech Energy Corp. According to media reports, Lin’s colleague left to replenish his air tank, and

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Felon Holds Knife to Neck and Flees Court

A man who had his parole revoked after being arrested for firearms offenses put a knife to his own neck, told bailiffs to stay away, and escaped from the Hsinchu District Court wearing fetters yesterday, Wednesday, October 4. Ho Rong-qi (何榮淇) had just been told that he would be going back to prison when he drew a utility knife and threatened to kill himself. Ho escaped the basement-level court via the judges’ passageway and locked a fire door behind him,

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Cops Petitioned Over Shooting of Vietnamese Man

Taiwan International Worker’s Alliance (TIWA) members gathered outside the National Police Agency this morning to protest the killing of a Vietnamese man in Hsinchu August 31. The protestors handed over a petition calling for the release of video evidence of the shooting, and demanding a thorough investigation and report. The 27 year-old Vietnamese man named Nguyen was shot 9 times by police officers after a member of the public reported that a naked man was seen damaging a vehicle and

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Armed Gold Robber Foiled

[Picture: United Daily News] A woman attempted to make off with NT$1.73 million worth of gold jewelry at a store in Hsinchu City yesterday, and was arrested when the owner chased her into the street, and drew the attention of patrolling police officers. On the evening of April 12, the 33 year-old unemployed woman, Ms Liang, entered the store, and told the store owner she was getting married, and wanted to purchase gold for her wedding. Liang spent 2 hours

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Car Falls into a 9 Meter Deep Shaft: Driver Rescued.

Hsinchu: What would have been a normal everyday kind of car accident in Taiwan made the headlines today when a driver trying to avoid another driver reversing into oncoming traffic, not only failed to avoid the reversing vehicle, but careered into a 9 meter deep shaft in the middle of the road. The car landed upside down in water, but rescuers managed to save the man. The man, who suffers disabilities caused by childhood polio, was taken by surprise when

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