Woman nabbed for hoax 999 calls
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 53-year-old woman for making hoax calls to the '999' police emergency hotline.
Several calls were made between April and June this year to the hotline requesting for emergency assistance.
Emergency responders from the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were dispatched to the locations.
However, the calls were subsequently found to be hoaxes.
Officers from Clementi Police Division studied the call patterns and conducted extensive ground enquiries.
The identity of the suspect was eventually established, and she was arrested in Clementi Avenue 5 at about 3pm on Wednesday.
The suspect will be charged on Friday in court.
If convicted, she can be jailed up to three years and fined.