Man, 36, arrested for making prank calls to police and SCDF

A 36-year-old man was arrested for allegedly making prank calls to the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) between June and July this year.

The police said in a statement that they received at least four calls between June 11 and July 20 from someone reporting a fire or someone attempting to commit suicide at Chai Chee Road and Chai Chee Avenue.

Officers from Bedok Police Division and the SCDF responded to these incidents and established that there was no fire or person in distress.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the caller had made these calls from a public phone.

Officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on July 23.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone found guilty of transmitting false messages will be punished with a fine of up to $10,000, jailed up to three years, or both.