Peruvian fugitive arrested in Sumatra a week after escape through Bali court bathroom window

A Peruvian fugitive has been arrested in Pekanbaru, Sumatra, a little more than a week after he escaped from custody in Bali by fleeing through a bathroom window in Denpasar court. Jose William Salazar Ortiz was reportedly secured in Pekanbaru by Denpasar Police teams on Wednesday. Ortiz had been en route to Malaysia when police

Crime

Girl hit by motorbike in Serangan, driver tosses money at kid then flees the scene

An elementary school student was rushed to the hospital in Serangan, Denpasar after getting hit by a motorbike on Tuesday afternoon. But before the motorbike driver rushed off and...

Girl hit by motorbike in Serangan, driver tosses money at kid then flees the scene

Australian retiree death: Bali forensics suspect Perth man was strangled by male

Police forensic examiners in Bali investigating the death of an Australian retiree found in his Sanur villa earlier this month, say that 63-year-old Stephen Richardson seems to...

Australian retiree death: Bali forensics suspect Perth man was strangled by male

Captured Bali fugitive requests not to be locked up in Kerobokan Prison, in fear of his life

A recently captured fugitive involved in a narcotics case in Bali is requesting that he not be locked up in Kerobokan Prison, because he fears for his life. I Wayan Murdana, alias...

Captured Bali fugitive requests not to be locked up in Kerobokan Prison, in fear of his life

Peruvian ATM fraud suspect hunted in Indonesia after escape through Bali bathroom window

UPDATE Peruvian fugitive arrested in Sumatra a week after escape through Bali court bathroom window Authorities in Indonesia are the hunt for a Peruvian national accused of ATM...

Peruvian ATM fraud suspect hunted in Indonesia after escape through Bali bathroom window

Customs seizes 63.8 tons of Chinese fertilizer in Bali waters meant for blast fishing in Eastern Indonesia

Customs seized 63.8 tons of smuggled ammonium nitrate on a boat bound for eastern Indonesia. The chemical compound is a fertilizer but can be an ingredient in explosives, which...

Customs seizes 63.8 tons of Chinese fertilizer in Bali waters meant for blast fishing in Eastern Indonesia

BNN catches fourth and final escaped Bali narcotics prisoner after wife asks him to surrender

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Bali has captured the fourth and final narcotics fugitive who busted out of a holding cell last week. BNN officers arrested M. Feri Ariadi on...

BNN catches fourth and final escaped Bali narcotics prisoner after wife asks him to surrender

Bali suspect flees court through toilet window

UPDATE Peruvian fugitive arrested in Sumatra a week after escape through Bali court bathroom window A man on trial for allegedly stealing large sums of cash from an ATM on the...

Bali suspect flees court through toilet window

Australian retiree’s death: Blood found from two different people at Sanur villa crime scene

Crime scene investigators have found blood belonging to two different people at the Sanur villa rental where an Australian retiree was found dead earlier this week, meaning we...

Australian retiree’s death: Blood found from two different people at Sanur villa crime scene

Bali teens prey on Kuta accident victim by lending a ‘helping hand’ then stealing motorbike, wallet and phone

A group of Bali youth helped a motorbike accident victim on the Ngurah Rai By Pass then proceeded to shamelessly rob him. Police have arrested five suspects over the incident,...

Bali teens prey on Kuta accident victim by lending a ‘helping hand’ then stealing motorbike, wallet and phone

Coconuts Bali Crime

Our crime section on Coconuts Bali is one of our most frequently updated news beats. Crime is abound in Bali and let’s be real—most of it is non-serious, petty crime that usually has us asking, “What was Mr. X thinking?? Like, really?” Like, why did that teenager think is was a good idea to steal all those chickens from his neighbor and sell them to buy a new motorbike? Or why did that tourist think he could get away with stuffing a bunch of cosmetics from the duty free at the airport into his pants? Crime is also the category of our site that contains the most internationally covered stories. Just every so often in Bali, there seems to be a foreigner (or several who conspire together) that get swept up in international incidents involving murder, corruption, drugs, or all of the above. These stories too often involve Aussies, but hey, not exclusively. Crime is usually not violent in Bali and you will not read about all of scuffles involving weapons, so when they do happen (usually with blades, no guns here), they do get reported on. Oh, and we would be remiss to be discussing crime in Bali and not bring up the “Hotel K” aka Kerobokan Prison, the home to Bali’s biggest and baddest criminals and also the small-time Joes. Overcrowded and supposedly a key component of Bali’s drug trade, the prison often finds its way into our crime section.