21-year-old investigated for making false police report

SINGAPORE - Police are investigating a 21-year-old man for lodging a false police report that his motorcycle was stolen.

On Feb 18 at 10.42pm, the man made a report that his motorcycle was missing from the carpark and he believed that it had been stolen.

Police mounted an investigation and discovered that the suspect's friend, who did not possess a valid riding license, had used the man's motorcycle.

While the suspect's friend was out with the vehicle, he encountered traffic police officers and subsequently abandoned it and took off.

To cover up their involvement in the incident, the 21-year-old suspect decided to lodge a false police report stating that the motorcycle was stolen.

According to the police, the man also gave false particulars to an officer during a routine check in a separate incident.

Investigations are against the suspect are ongoing.

Anyone convicted of giving any information which he knows to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or a fine which may extend to $5,000, or with both.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg