Suspect in murder, sexual assault was on parole, wearing electronic monitoring device at the time

A suspect arrested in relation to the murder and suspected sexual assault of a 29-year-old Vietnamese woman in Taoyuan City was on parole for a similar crime, and was wearing an electronic monitoring device at the time, police said today, August 6. The 50-year-old man, named Wang, was arrested Monday, August 2, during an investigation following the discovery of the woman’s body in a coastal windbreak near the estuary of Houhu Creek in Xinwu District, Taoyuan City, July 31. See

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Police officer shot in chest arrests shooter before going to hospital

A police officer didn’t let a bullet through the chest stop him from arresting a suspect who violated traffic regulations in Yilan County yesterday, August 2. The 29-year-old police officer, named Tsai, was not wearing a bulletproof vest when performing traffic duties in Toucheng Township between 10:00 pm and 12:00 am last night. At around 11:50 pm, Tsai spotted a man on a scooter making an illegal right turn at a traffic light. Tsai pursued the motorcyclist for around 500

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Vietnamese woman’s body found in Taoyuan City: Man arrested on suspicion of murder, sexual assault

Police have arrested a 50-year-old Taiwanese man suspected of having killed a Vietnamese woman whose body was found in Taoyuan City, July 31. Police began a homicide investigation after the body of a female was found by a fisherman among trees near the shoreline in Xinwu District, Taoyuan City, Saturday. A severe head wound and the blood-splattered site where the body was found pointed to an obvious case of homicide. The victim’s disheveled clothing and unbuttoned pants also suggested the

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Hit and run murder, suicide, ends 20 year grudge in Yilan County

Police are investigating a fatal hit and run in Yilan County as a case of homicide after the suspect was found to have committed suicide, and evidence revealed a more than 20-year grudge between the two men over a marital affair. Police in Sanxing Township were called to the scene of a scooter accident on Zhongshan Road, Section 3, at around 8:00 am yesterday, June 18, to find a 63-year-old man named Zheng without vital signs. Zheng was rushed to

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Bail denied for soldier who shot ex-girlfriend dead in Chiayi County

The Chiayi District Prosecutor’s Office has ruled that a man who shot a woman dead in the street in front of her family’s home yesterday, June 16, shall be kept in detention while the case remains under investigation. According to the police investigation, the 23-year-old active-duty soldier, named Liang, took a bus from Taipei to Chiayi County’s rural Shuishang Township yesterday in an attempt to reconcile with a 22-year-old woman named Wang. Arriving at around 5:00 pm, Liang called on

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COVID patient stabs 3 nurses in New Taipei City hospital

A man confined to a negative pressure isolation unit in a hospital in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, stabbed three nurses with a knife after becoming emotionally unstable this morning. According to an SETN report, at around 7:20 am, a 62-year-old man named Hong became dissatisfied with being unattended in the isolation unit on the 11th floor of Taipei Medical University Shuangho Hospital, and attempted to leave. When nurses attempted to prevent him from leaving, he became angry and slashed

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Two Taipei City police officers slashed by homeless man who refused to wear mask

One police officer was cut on his neck, and another on his hand, after a homeless man reported for not wearing a mask attacked them with a machete at Taipei Main Station today, May 22. Police from the Zhongxiao West Road police station went to the south gate of the station plaza after a member of the public reported that a man was loitering near the station entrance without wearing a surgical mask at around 5:00 pm. The two police

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Chinese captain of Taiwanese fishing vessel who ordered shipwrecked pirates killed loses appeal

A Chinese national sentenced to a 26-year prison term for ordering four Somali pirates from a capsized vessel shot dead lost an appeal to the High Court yesterday, May 18. Wang Fengyu (汪峰裕), 43, was convicted of homicide by the Kaohsiung District Court January 29, 2021, for ordering the killings while serving as captain of the Kaohsiung-registered longliner Ping Shin No. 101 while it was operating in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, September 29, 2012. According to

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Convenience store clerk beaten up by customer who refused to comply with epidemic control measures

A convenience store clerk in New Taipei City was sent to hospital after being beaten up by a man who refused to comply with the requirement to wear a mask and register his name and phone number when visiting the store, today, May 17. At around 7:00 am this morning a 50-year-old man, named Lai, entered a High Life convenience store in Tucheng District, without wearing a surgical mask. A 22-year-old clerk named Zhuo requested he put on a mask

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Retired cop rescues elderly woman being stabbed by man with a screwdriver

A retired police officer rescued an elderly female fruit vendor after a man attempting to rob her fruit stall held her down and stabbed her repeatedly with a screwdriver in Keelung City this morning, May 9. At around 6:00 am, Mr Chen, who is in his 60s and retired from the police force six years ago, was passing by the fruit vendor when he heard the 80-year-old woman, named Wu, screaming for help. Chen rushed to Ms Wu’s assistance, grabbing

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Man who stalked woman for months suspected of murder after body found in Pingtung City

A man suspected of having stalked a woman for months before using a car to knock her off her scooter, and kidnapping her, is being detained on suspicion of homicide after the woman’s body was found in Pingtung City yesterday, April 9. A massive search for a 29-year-old woman named Zeng (曾) was launched late Thursday night after witnesses reported seeing a woman bundled into a car after being knocked off her scooter by a man driving a white hatchback

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