Seven young men have been detained by police officers after stoning a recreation area in the Ciocana sector of Chisinau. Law enforcers have initiated a criminal case for hooliganism in this respect.

The head of the Chisinau Police Press Service, Adrian Jovmir, told for CrimeMoldova that the suspects’ ages range from 18 to 24 and they are from Chisinau and Anenii Noi. "The incident took place on Saturday, July 8. The young men, being drunk, were taken out of the recreation center for displaying inappropriate behavior.  Subsequently, the young men became aggressive; they insulted people and threw stones in the direction of the place. Private security and police were invited on site," Jovmir said.


Following the incident, the young people were escorted to the Police Inspectorate to determine their identities. "A criminal case for hooliganism was initiated in this respect. At present, the suspects are investigated without being detained, "Adrian Jovmir said.

In accordance with the Penal Code, the young men risk fines ranging from 27,500 to 5,2500 lei, unpaid community work of 180 to 240 hours, or imprisonment for up to 3 years.

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