Crime

Dolphin Death Toll near Bulgaria's Coast Up

Another 17 dead dolphins were found on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. Seven dead dolphins were discovered at Shabla's beach, five of the friendly mammals were found near the village of Kripets and 5 at Durankulak's beach.

Crime | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

Bulgaria's Interior Registers Crime Decrease in 2005

The number of crimes committed in Bulgaria in 2005 has decreased, going down twice over 2001-2004, a survey shows. The report of the Centre for Democracy Study called "Crime tendencies in Bulgaria - police statistics" was presented during the open sessio

Crime | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 579

Union Leader's Son Arrested in Bulgaria for Fornication

The son of a union leader in the south-western city of Blagoervgrad has been arrested for fornication, media reported. Twntey-year-old Ivan Marchev, son of the local "Podkrepa" labour union Dimitar Marchev was apprehended with his friend Alexander Bumbar

Crime | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Sofia Teen Attacked at Bus Stop

A teenage girl, 17, was attacked by a woman at a Sofia bus stop Tuesday, media reported. The assaulter, aged around 30, stabbed the teen with a knife.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1220

Dolphin Death Toll in Bulgaria Increases

A total of 12 dead dolphins had washed ashore along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast on Tuesday. After reports that three dead dolphins had been found at the northern seaside, media now reported that more drowned dolphins had been discovered, bringing the deat

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1108

Fake Bomb Alert Closes Sofia Blvd

A stylish purse left unattended triggered a fake bomb alert closing an underpass at a much visited Sofia boulevard.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

Bulgarian Suicides in Church

A Bulgarian man has committed suicide inside a church, after praying for about an hour. Several nuns at the church of the St.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 845

Car Hits Child in Bulgarian Schoolyard

An eleven-year-old was hit by a car in a schoolyard in Sofia's Lyulin district, media reported. Reports say that the kid had suffered a broken leg and was taken to the hospital.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 582

3 Dead Dolphins Found on Bulgarian Shore

Another three dead dolphins were found on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The dolphins were found Monday near the village of Bliznatsi and the Chernomorets hut.

Crime | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Bulgarian Reportedly Shot in Rome

Police suspects blackmailing as the reason for the shooting of a young Bulgarian national in Rome, reports say.

Crime | May 1, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 866

Bulgarians Stole Millions from EU Funds

Bulgarians have cheated the European Union's pre-accession programmes with EUR 9 M, the Interior Ministry revealed. Minister Rumen Petkov was talking about cases of siphoning cash from SAPARD and PHARE.

Crime | April 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1430

Bulgarian Hospitals "Misused Money"

Hospitals in five Bulgarian cities have cheated the state's Healthcare Fund, officials said during a conference Saturday. Health centers in Sofia, Smolyan, Targovishte, Gabrovo and Pazardzhik will face checks by the economic police and the prosecution.

Crime | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 629

Memorial Mourns Savaged Bulgarian Girls

A southern Bulgarian town inaugurated Saturday a memorial for two local sisters who were brutally murdered earlier this year. It marked three months since the savage attack, while the killers of Kristina, 15, and 18-year-old Rositsa are still at large.

Crime | April 29, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 879

Shields Case Taken to Human Rights Court

Bulgaria abused the human rights of Michael Shields, the uncle of the jailed British teen told the SNA. Joey Graney commented with shock and anger Friday's court decision to jail Shields, 19, for ten years.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1366

UK Approaches EC over Shield's Trial in Bulgaria

A Liverpool Labour Euro MP said she has contacted the justice department of the European Commission to lodge a complaint about what she called Bulgaria's failure to give a British football fan a fair trial. "Bulgaria is an EU accession country, which has

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774

UK Labour MP Wants Bulgaria Pressurized over Shields' Sentence

Louise Ellman, Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, has asked leader of the House of Commons Geoff Hoon to pressurise the Bulgarians after Sofia court sentenced a British football fan to ten years in jail.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

Michael Shield's Family Shocked, Angry

The family of Michael Shields, the British football fan who was sentenced to ten years in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of a barman, have been shocked by the news.

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 883

Bulgarian Court: UK Deliberately Marred Our Image over Shields' Case

Bulgaria's Supreme Cassation Court stated in its sentence of UK football fan Michael Shields that the UK had deliberately tried to undermine the image of Bulgaria's justice system during the trial. The Court's 21-page-long decision states that "the publi

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2180

Ex Sofia Mayor in Court for Malfeasance in Office

Former Sofia mayor Stefan Sofianski entered Sofia City Court anew on charges of malfeasance in office. Sofianski, who is now an MP from the tiniest right wing Bulgarian People's Union but was stripped of immunity on his own demand, entered court with Sof

Crime | April 28, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 632

One Main Version in Bulgarian Sisters Brutal Murder

Police are investigating one main version for the gruesome murder of the two sisters from the town of Pazardzhik. In an interview for local Darik radio the head of the Pazardzhik police department Zhoro Stoitsev explained that although there is one main

Crime | April 27, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887

Bulgarian-Headed Intl Crime Gang Crushed

An international crime group, headed by a Bulgarian national, dealing with drugs and arms traffic in several European countries has been crushed. The news was broken by Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumen Petkov, who also explained that the gang consisted

Crime | April 26, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121
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