Arrest reveals shopping list of stolen items


An abandoned shopping trolley.
An abandoned shopping trolley.

Sgt White said a local police team from Midland with a search warrant went to an address in Midland searching for a stolen motor vehicle on February 9.

Sgt White said they recovered the vehicle, but also found drugs paraphernalia along with 13 shopping trolleys loaded with various items.

Sergeant White said the items, the car and the trolleys were seized by police.

“Three male occupants were charged with various offences including unlawful possession of shopping trolleys,” he said.

“People don’t realise that these are very expensive to replace and it is an offence to not return them to the centres. They can be charged with stealing or unlawful possession.”

He said the three men were given court dates to appear before the Midland Magistrates Court later this month.