Driver high on laughing gas leads police on slow-speed chase in Taoyuan City

A man who was seen inhaling laughing gas while driving refused to stop, and led police on a chase in Taoyuan City yesterday, February 19. Taoyuan City Police Department received a report at 2:50 pm that a man was seen sucking on a balloon, and suspected to be inhaling laughing gas while driving a white Mercedes Benz erratically in Taoyuan District. When police attempted to pull the driver over, the man, named Lu, refused to stop. Lu continued to drive

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Man arrested for selling Jesus-brand flavored laughing gas

A 31-year-old man was arrested and 137 cylinders of nitrous oxide were seized in New Taipei City, following an investigation into laughing gas being sold under the brand, “Jesus Balloon Shop.” The New Taipei City Police Criminal Investigation Corps began an investigation after finding an internet user advertising flavored laughing gas on social media sites at a price of NT$4,500 per bottle. Flavors advertised included cola, sarsaparilla grape, mango, and honeydew melon. Police investigators traced the posts to a man

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Suspect who killed one, cut off another man’s arm, arrested after 3 weeks on the run

A suspect wanted for attacking two people with a watermelon knife, killing one, and seriously injuring another, during a dispute at a KTV in Pingtung County last month, has been arrested after a 21-day-long manhunt, Pingtung County police announced today, February 17. Pingtung County Police received a report of a dispute at a KTV in Pingtung City at 5:36 am, January 26. Fifteen police officers were dispatched to the scene of the incident. When police arrived the fight was over,

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Armed bank robber arrested after attempting to shoot at police

An armed bank robber attempted to shoot at police officers, but was arrested after his gun jammed and broke apart in Kaohsiung City today, February 11. According to reports, a 50-year-old man named Ye, drove a black Porsche Boxster to a branch of Changhua Bank on Bo’ai Road in Gushan District shortly after noon. Ye entered the bank, threatened a bank teller with a handgun, handed over a plastic bag, and ordered the teller to fill it up with cash.

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Man arrested for planting, detonating bomb that injured man in TSMC carpark

A man suspected of manufacturing, planting, and detonating an improvised explosive device in the Hsinchu Science Park, injuring one person, was arrested today following a two-week-long investigation. At around 5:00 pm, January 14, a 37-year-old man, named Chen, working for an outsourcing company at the TSMC factory, finished work and was about to commute home on his motor scooter when he found an unknown package in the front console of the scooter. When Chen picked up the package it exploded

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Police student sentenced to 5-year prison term for importing marijuana

A student of Taiwan’s Central Police University who was expelled and charged for importing marijuana by mail was handed a 5-year prison term by the Taoyuan District Court, today, January 27. According to an investigation by the Taoyuan District Prosecutor’s Office, the 20-year-old man, named Hsu, in collusion with a person identified only with the nickname “Duck,” conspired to import 200 grams of marijuana with the delivery address being Hsu’s home in Taoyuan District. On August 5, Taipei Customs officers

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Suspect arrested after man shot dead outside convenience store in Taichung City

Police arrested a suspect this afternoon after a man was shot dead in broad daylight in an outdoor café area of a convenience store in Taichung City at around noon today, January 26. According to reports, a 49-year-old man, named Lin, and a 51-year-old man, named Zhao, met at a Family Mart convenience store on Jingwu East Road in East District at around noon. The men drank coffee and talked for around half an hour. Witnesses said that no quarreling

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Cannabis grow ops busted in New Taipei City, Changhua City

Police from Taoyuan City launched raids in two separate municipalities, uncovering marijuana growing operations in New Taipei City and Changhua City, Friday, January 21, and Saturday, January 22. Police from Zhongli Branch of Taoyuan City Police Bureau coordinated with police from Shulin Branch of New Taipei City and Keelung Port Police Corps to conduct a pre-dawn raid on a house in Shulin District, New Taipei City yesterday, January 21. The raid uncovered 686 live cannabis plants, and 15 kilograms of

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Suspect fires at police during SWAT team raid: drug trafficking group arrested

A suspect fired at police before running out of ammunition and surrendering during a SWAT raid in southern Taiwan two days ago, Yunlin County police said at a press briefing today, January 21. Yunlin County Mayor Chang Li-shan commended police for cracking a major drugs and firearms case, and maintaining law and order in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holidays. The raid was a result of a months-long investigation after the Criminal Police Brigade of Yunlin County

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Drunk driver investigated for gun crimes after bullets found in vehicle

Police in Kaohsiung City are investigating a man on suspicion of firearms and weapons crimes after finding 28 bullets in his motor scooter’s under seat compartment following his arrest for drunk driving. Police on a routine patrol in Sinsing District pulled over a 64-year-old man named Hsu after spotting him crossing the stop line at a red light at the intersection of Zili 1st Road and Qixian 1st Road at around 9:20 am yesterday, January 19. Noticing that Hsu smelled

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Police fire 6 shots in pursuit of suspect in New Taipei City

Police officers fired six shots at the tires of a vehicle after a suspect drove at them and escaped from a traffic stop in Banciao District, New Taipei City, yesterday, December 3. Police officers from the Jiangcui Police Station approached the driver of a vehicle that was illegally stopped in a no standing zone on Wenhua Road at around 4:00 pm. However, when police asked the driver to show his ID, he stepped on the gas and sped away. Police

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