Man Arrested For Possession Of Offensive Instruments And Other Offences
The Police have arrested a 64-year-old man for possession of an offensive instrument, rash act and mischief.
On 6 July 2018, the Police received a report that someone had damaged the window panel at an industrial building along 51 Bukit Batok Crescent. It was believed that the damage was caused by the impact from a metallic projectile recovered from the scene. Through ground enquiries, officers from Jurong Police Division establish the identity of the man and arrested him on 9 July 2018. 75 metallic pellets, 2 catapults and 1 improvised rubber band which are believed to be used in the commission of the offences, were seized as case exhibits.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in at least 10 similar cases in the Bukit Batok estate, committed between 2014 till date. Investigations are ongoing.
If convicted for rash act under the Penal Code, the man shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months, or with fine which may extend to $2,500, or with both. If convicted for mischief under the Penal Code, the man shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both. Under the Miscellaneous Offences Act, anyone convicted for possessing an offensive instrument shall be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceed 2 years.
Source: Singapore Police Force