In the afternoon of Friday 14 October 2016 local shopkeepers had reported items being stolen from their store that day.
Police located a 42 year old Spalding Woman who matched the description given by public and had cause to search her. During the search police located 24 items of property secreted on her person.
Police allege the woman stole from three separate shops. Most of the items where jewellery and clothing.
Whilst at Geraldton Police Station the woman requested medical assistance and was conveyed to Geraldton Regional Hospital by police where she was left with medical staff. A short time later police returned to the hospital for a report of a disturbance.
Police located the same female exiting the hospital with a large bag filled with various items. She was spoken to by police and it was ascertained she did not have permission to take the items from the hospital.
The 42 year old began loudly insulting police whilst inside the hospital. She was arrested and conveyed back to Geraldton Police Station where she was further charged with disorderly conduct.
She will appear at Geraldton Magistates Court at a later date after being charged with 4 x Stealing and 1 x disorderly conduct.