WEST Albury man Jarrad Richard Kennedy found a guaranteed way of attracting police attention — driving a vehicle without registration plates.
Police pulled him over in Mate Street, North Albury, about 9.45pm on August 31.
Kennedy, 28, of Hibiscus Crescent, put a bag on the back seat of the vehicle as police approached him.
“I think it’s got stolen stuff in it, but I found it down the road,” Kennedy told officers.
Inside they found two laptop computers and other items including five sets of car keys belonging to various makes of vehicles.
Kennedy was charged with unlicensed driving, driving an unregistered vehicle, goods in custody and possessing implements to enter or drive a vehicle.
He was fined a total of $1200 for the driving matters and disqualified for three years.
But warrants were issued on the other two charges and he appeared in custody in Albury Local Court yesterday.
Magistrate Megan Greenwood was told Kennedy found the bag with stolen items in bushes at a primary school.
One of the laptop computers was stolen from an Albury address on May 18.
Solicitor Grant Gaynor said Kennedy has been out of custody for some time and has attended alcohol and drug counselling.
He still has a month to serve from a 10-month parole period previously imposed.
Mr Gaynor said Kennedy got through nine months and stumbled at the finish.
“He is at risk of being institutionalised given his record,” Mr Gaynor said.
Ms Greenwood said Kennedy had a poor criminal record when putting him on two-year bonds on the two charges.
She ordered Kennedy to have supervision from the Probation and Parole service.