MAN TO BE CHARGED FOR CARRYING OFFENSIVE WEAPONS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND OTHER OFFENCES
The Police have arrested a 36-year-old man for his suspected involvement in the offences of carrying offensive weapons in public places, rash act, and cruelty to animals.
On 11 February 2023, the Police were alerted that one of the HDB kitchen windows along Jurong West Street 61 was damaged. It was believed that the damage to the kitchen window was caused by the impact from projectiles fired.
Through extensive ground enquiries, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him along Jurong West Street 61 on 24 April 2023. An assortment of clay pellets and metal pellets, two catapults, and a metal figure which was used for target practice were seized as case exhibits.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly shot a catapult, containing metal and clay pellets towards a flock of birds along Jurong West Street 61 and one of the pellets had caused damage to a residential unit’s kitchen window.
The man will be charged in court on 13 September 2023 with the offences of Carrying Offensive Weapons in Public Places under the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958, Rash Act under the Penal Code 1871 and Cruelty to Animals under the Animal and Birds Act 1965.
The offence of Carrying Offensive Weapons in Public Places under the Corrosive and Explosive substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 carries an imprisonment term of up to three years and caning with not less than six strokes.
The offence of Rash Act under the Penal Code 1871 carries an imprisonment term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to $2,500, or with both.
The offence of Cruelty to Animals under the Animal and Birds Act 1965 carries an imprisonment of up to 18 months, a fine not exceeding $15,000, or with both.
Damages found on the kitchen window
Overview of Exhibits Seized
Close-up of Exhibits seized
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
12 September 2023 @ 4:45 PM