MAN ARRESTED FOR MISCHIEF BY FIRE

The Police have arrested a 24-year-old man for his suspected involvement in cases of mischief by fire.

On 30 October 2020 at about 3.35 pm, the Police were alerted to a case of fire where two recycling bins were burnt at the ground floor of Blk 323 and 324 of Bukit Batok Street 33. On the same day at about 10.55 pm, the Police was alerted to another case of fire where another recycle bin at the ground floor of Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33 was burnt. No one was injured during the incidents.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man who is believed to be involved in both incidents and arrested him within 24 hours.

The man will be charged in court on 2 November 2020 with mischief by fire. The offence which is punishable under Section 435 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to seven years and a fine.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force