Wanted man netted in Stamford Road police check

The man's van, parked near Capitol Piazza yesterday, was towed away at around 12.30pm. Suspected drug-related paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle.
The man's van, parked near Capitol Piazza yesterday, was towed away at around 12.30pm. Suspected drug-related paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

A 43-year-old man was arrested yesterday morning by police officers on a routine patrol in Stamford Road.

In response to queries by The Straits Times, the police said Traffic Police officers checked a van driven by the man at around 8am.

During the check, the man was found to have an outstanding warrant of arrest.

During the arrest, he became uncooperative and elbowed an officer. Suspected drug-related paraphernalia were also seized from his vehicle.

The Straits Times was at the scene around 10am and saw at least two police cars and five police bikes next to the white van, which was parked near the Capitol Piazza shopping mall.

Police said they take a serious view of those who obstruct police officers from carrying out their duties, or cause them physical and verbal harm.

Those found guilty of voluntarily causing hurt against a public servant in the discharge of his duty may be jailed for up to seven years, fined or caned.

Police investigations are ongoing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Wanted man netted in Stamford Road police check'. Print Edition | Subscribe