Singapore News

News from Singapore

Posts Tagged ‘police’

Police recover stolen CRV’s, arrest suspect

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 8, 2008

5 Honda CRVs stolen within days of each other late last month have been recovered by the police.

One man has been arrested, and the police are looking for others who may be involved.

The vehicles were returned to their owners yesterday afternoon, but the owners had them immediately towed to Honda agent Kah Motor, where they demanded an explanation of how the cars were stolen.

They believe the safety device in the $96,000 CRV failed to do its job. That belief is shared by several members of a Honda CRV owners group, the CRaVers Club.

About 30 members of the 300-strong group have started a petition to present to Kah Motor, and more are expected to join, said Mr David Tan, the club’s founder. They demand that Kah Motor conduct a proper investigation and explain how the cars could have been stolen. (story)

Posted in Automotive, Crime, news, singapore | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Japan experiencing daily knife attacks

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 31, 2008

A man was stabbed and seriously injured at a suburban office north of Tokyo on Wednesday, police said, in the latest in an almost daily series of such attacks that have unnerved the relatively crime-free country.

A 51-year-old unemployed man was arrested on the spot in Niiza, about 30 km north of Tokyo, a police spokesman said.

On Monday, a woman stabbed and hurt six people at a station in Hiratsuka, south-west of Tokyo, in what domestic media said was a random attack carried out out in rage after a failed suicide. (story)

Posted in Crime, international, news | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Sally Ang Poh Choo jailed for offences against maid

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 27, 2008

To teach her maid a lesson, finance officer Sally Ang Poh Choo used marker pens to draw lines on the Indonesian maid’s face. It was Ang’s way of punishing Miss Sri Hartuti Rokiman for not closing the front door properly while she was washing the family’s car parked in the front porch of the house in Eastwood Place off Bedok Road.

Miss Sri Hartuti, 26, ran away from her employers the next day and reported the matter to the police. A doctor found scratches and slight bleeding on her face. The maid had also asked a neighbour and her maid to take photographs of her scratches and bruises.

Ang, 44, a mother of two teenagers, 14 and 16, was jailed three weeks and fined $1,500 on Thursday for hurting her maid on five occasions over a two-month period. (story)

Posted in Crime, Legal, news, singapore | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Crazy woman arrested for throwing stuff out her window

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 12, 2008

It was raining papers, shoes, cartons and even tupperware at Block 331, Clementi Avenue 2 on Thursday morning.

Police received a call at 9.15 am about things being flung from a seventh-floor flat, littering a playground and void deck below.

Two fire engines from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived at about 11.30 am and the rescuers quickly laid out an inflatable cushion at the foot of the block, as scores of residents looked on in suspense.

More items continued to rain down from the flat, including hundreds of pieces of torn paper and pamphlets. (story)

Posted in Crime, news, singapore | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »