Hammer used to smash up downtown vehicle, arrest made

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A St. John's man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly beat up a parked vehicle with a hammer.

Police were called to Bond Street around 8:30 p.m., and were told by witnesses that someone had used a carpenter's hammer to hit a parked vehicle, causing extensive damage.

Officers found the vehicle with a broken side window and with multiple dents that appeared to be from a hammer.

After an investigation, a 20-year-old St. John's man was arrested. He is being charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, damaging property, causing a disturbance and breach of multiple court orders.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said he also had an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on an unrelated matter.

He was held for a provincial court appearance Tuesday morning.