Man arrested for burning police cameras in Boon Lay

A 52-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of vandalism at Block 212 Boon Lay Place.

During a maintenance check on Nov 27, it was found that the exterior of the police cameras installed at the said block were burnt, the police said in a news release.

Officers from Jurong Police Division arrested the suspect within two hours of the report being made, following ground enquiries and viewing of images from police cameras.

Anyone guilty of the offence of vandalism under section 3 of the Vandalism Act, chapter 241, can be fined up to $2,000 and jailed up to three years.

They can also be caned between three and eight strokes under sections 325(1) and 330(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68).

However, caning is not imposed for first offenders.