Man admits stealing pumpkins


A man has plead guilty to stealing $215 worth of pumpkins.

Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Jorge Silva, 60, from St George’s, was caught stealing the fruit from a commercial farm in Trimingham Hill, Paget.

The owner of the farm, Francisco Machado, installed surveillance cameras around his farm to catch people who dumped trash.

However, the cameras caught Silva on video stealing four pumpkins with the help of another man.

Mr Machado identified one of the men as Silva and alerted the police. Silva was later arrested. The incident took place in September.

Tricia Warner, Silva’s defence lawyer, told the court that her client had an alcohol problem that made him prone to irrational actions.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin ordered Silva to attend Drug Treatment Court on February 19 for assessment. He was released on $500 bail.

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