A man has admitted carrying out a series of vehicle crimes in Stafford.
Tony Fellows, aged 41, of no-fixed-abode, appeared before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Wednesday (10 November).
The court heard how police received a number of calls overnight on 5 and 6 November, with residents reporting several car doors being tried in and around the Baswich area, including Torrington Avenue, Bude Drive and Bodmin Avenue.
Officers from Staffordshire Police’s Integrated Offender Management unit were quickly able to identify Fellows as being responsible and locate him locally.
He was arrested and later charged with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle and interference with a motor vehicle.
Officers were able to recover all stolen property and return it to victims.
Fellows pleaded guilty to all three charges and was handed a four-month custodial sentence.
He was also told to pay £978 in compensation.
Speaking of Fellows’ conviction, Sergeant Hazel Hunt of the force’s Integrated Offender Management team, said: “Thanks to the fast work of local officers, Fellows had no choice but to admit his offending.
“I am pleased that Magistrates recognised the seriousness of Fellows’ offending and saw fit to send him to prison.
“I hope this brings comfort to his multiple victims and reassures the community that we are doing all we can to identify and deal with prolific offenders.
“Whilst we offer support to managed offenders to turn their lives around, we will also act quickly when they re-offend.”
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