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Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/27 00:11
My friend and I were waiting at a station and he needed to charge his phone, so not thinking, he just found an outlet and started to charge it. Police came and said you cannot charge phones in the station, and took our zairyu card info, phone numbers, and wrote where we worked and then left... What will they do with the information? Should we expect a call? Will they try to contact our employers? Can or will that be put on a criminal record?
by Dan (guest)  

Re: Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/27 11:04
Normal Police practice worldwide. Guessing late night?

They'll take your details. If a crime was to happen in the area, and you fitted the description, they'd have details to chase you up.
by hakata14 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/27 11:05
Ifm not sure what will happen but for future reference, in Japan thatfs looked upon as theft. Itfs not done. You go to a cafe that provides outlets, buy something, and do it there. Or carry a power bank with you.
by Gregalor rate this post as useful

Re: Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/27 11:47
I believe this is just a routine thing – I donft think they are going to call you or your work place. They just record the incident on their daily log. Unless you repeatedly do this, it is no problem.
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/28 09:09
No problem, when I was riding over bicycle with ear phone and cap over head. They noted down my resident card number and bicycle number. I thought that it may affect in my PR process. But nothing happened. In your case, they just checked whether you have valid visa or not. Charging mobile does not become bad act. Please dont worry.
by guest11 (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/28 10:14
You go to jail and be deported because you stole electricity.




You do not have to be worry. As mentioned, they take always notes, not only because you foreigner, also Japanese. It is normal. It is easy to check people, you will be noted if anyone fills a complain etc.
But in this case you have not to be worried.
by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Police took info, What does it mean? 2019/1/28 10:35
stealing electricity is a crime.
it is a serious problem that you lack the essential common sense.
if the station wants to sue you, they needs police's record.
in your case, you stopped the stealing and the loss is very small amount, I am sure they don't do anything.
but, police records the case what happened in their diary for future use.
about immigration, you don't need to worry about this case, because you are not a criminal right now.
by ken (guest) rate this post as useful

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