Shoplifter had crack cocaine wraps in Iceland

Shoplifter had crack cocaine wraps in Iceland

Shoplifter had crack cocaine wraps in Iceland

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A SHOPLIFTER was found in possession of crack cocaine after he was caught stealing food from Iceland.

Dean Chrome was arrested by police officers on January 15 at 10.50am after he was caught stealing £62 worth of food from Iceland, in Basingstoke.

The 40-year-old, of no fixed abode, was also found with two wraps of the Class A drug crack cocaine, with a street value of around £40. He spent the night in police custody before appearing before Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court.

Kate Prince, prosecuting, said: “He went into Iceland with a bag and trolley. He put items of food in the trolley and left the store making no attempt to pay.”

Chrome pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs and theft.

The court heard that Chrome, who has 46 previous convictions, stole the food because he was starving, after being released from prison for a different matter on January 6. He had managed to secure a room at May Place, at Top of The Town, and was due to stay there that night.

Magistrate Doctor Christopher Pankhurst fined Chrome £110 and imposed a £15 victim surcharge. But when Chrome said he had no means to pay the fine, Dr Pankhurst said he would accept the 24 hours he had spent in a police cell as a punishment in lieu.

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9:12pm Sun 26 Jan 14

deepinsight says...

Iceland !!! - These Gusset reports are truly world wide aren't they?
Iceland !!! - These Gusset reports are truly world wide aren't they? deepinsight
  • Score: -11

9:15pm Sun 26 Jan 14

deepinsight says...

Class A drug possesion, theft and a 24 hour stay in private accommodation fianced by us - What A Life !!!!

Keep that up Mr Chrome and we'll all be at it soon.
Class A drug possesion, theft and a 24 hour stay in private accommodation fianced by us - What A Life !!!! Keep that up Mr Chrome and we'll all be at it soon. deepinsight
  • Score: 8

10:45pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Marina Morris says...

He's obviously taken a shine to Iceland!

62 quids worth of Iceland food? Must have taken two trips to shift that lot. Oh! he did!
He's obviously taken a shine to Iceland! 62 quids worth of Iceland food? Must have taken two trips to shift that lot. Oh! he did! Marina Morris
  • Score: 7

2:54pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

'Magistrate Doctor Christopher Pankhurst fined Chrome £110 and imposed a £15 victim surcharge. But when Chrome said he had no means to pay the fine, Dr Pankhurst said he would accept the 24 hours he had spent in a police cell as a punishment in lieu.'
So the pay rate for being locked up is £125 per day plus full board. How do I get some of that work?
'Magistrate Doctor Christopher Pankhurst fined Chrome £110 and imposed a £15 victim surcharge. But when Chrome said he had no means to pay the fine, Dr Pankhurst said he would accept the 24 hours he had spent in a police cell as a punishment in lieu.' So the pay rate for being locked up is £125 per day plus full board. How do I get some of that work? Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 13

4:18pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Headline shouts, 'Shoplifter had crack cocaine wraps in Iceland.'
So why isn't he being extradited to Iceland instead of clogging up our legal system?
Headline shouts, 'Shoplifter had crack cocaine wraps in Iceland.' So why isn't he being extradited to Iceland instead of clogging up our legal system? Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"
It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished" Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 6

4:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

deepinsight says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"
Erm, wasn't the 'soft muppet' a Magistrate?

If it had been a Judge, then we would have been at Crown Court - and with a Jury, where the outcome could have been different. Although the chances of a shoplifting case making it to Crown Court could be less than minimal.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"[/p][/quote]Erm, wasn't the 'soft muppet' a Magistrate? If it had been a Judge, then we would have been at Crown Court - and with a Jury, where the outcome could have been different. Although the chances of a shoplifting case making it to Crown Court could be less than minimal. deepinsight
  • Score: -5

5:16pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Folkestone Saint says...

deepinsight wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"
Erm, wasn't the 'soft muppet' a Magistrate?

If it had been a Judge, then we would have been at Crown Court - and with a Jury, where the outcome could have been different. Although the chances of a shoplifting case making it to Crown Court could be less than minimal.
OK mr/ms pedantic, the person giving judgement over him, there is that better? I could have said to your post "no not the country the shop" but that would lower me to your standards
P.s. if you don't like what the gazette publishes don't read it
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"[/p][/quote]Erm, wasn't the 'soft muppet' a Magistrate? If it had been a Judge, then we would have been at Crown Court - and with a Jury, where the outcome could have been different. Although the chances of a shoplifting case making it to Crown Court could be less than minimal.[/p][/quote]OK mr/ms pedantic, the person giving judgement over him, there is that better? I could have said to your post "no not the country the shop" but that would lower me to your standards P.s. if you don't like what the gazette publishes don't read it Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 4

10:45am Wed 29 Jan 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

deepinsight wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"
Erm, wasn't the 'soft muppet' a Magistrate?

If it had been a Judge, then we would have been at Crown Court - and with a Jury, where the outcome could have been different. Although the chances of a shoplifting case making it to Crown Court could be less than minimal.
A magistrate is a judge but not a Crown Court or High Court Judge.
[quote][p][bold]deepinsight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: It's almost funny that his ocupation is described as "shop lifter". I wonder if he can go to the police station during his quieter times, ask to be locked up for "X" amount of days and save these up towards other crimes he WILL commit so this soft muppet of a judge can say "oh poor you, you have already been punished"[/p][/quote]Erm, wasn't the 'soft muppet' a Magistrate? If it had been a Judge, then we would have been at Crown Court - and with a Jury, where the outcome could have been different. Although the chances of a shoplifting case making it to Crown Court could be less than minimal.[/p][/quote]A magistrate is a judge but not a Crown Court or High Court Judge. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 5

1:39pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Buster Preciation says...

"The court heard that Chrome, who has 46 previous convictions, stole the food because he was starving, after being released from prison for a different matter on January 6."
If he was starving and had no fixed abode why was he stealing frozen food? Unless he was intending to eat £62 worth of ice cream before it melted I think I can see a chink in his defence.
"The court heard that Chrome, who has 46 previous convictions, stole the food because he was starving, after being released from prison for a different matter on January 6." If he was starving and had no fixed abode why was he stealing frozen food? Unless he was intending to eat £62 worth of ice cream before it melted I think I can see a chink in his defence. Buster Preciation
  • Score: 3

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