A 23-year-old Italian man was arrested on Monday for shoplifting at The Warehouse in Blenheim.
Constable Andrew Holdaway said the man was caught by staff trying to take a pair of sunglasses. He was released with a pre-charge warning.
Police also arrested a 53-year-old woman for shoplifting on Monday.
The woman is to appear in the Blenheim District Court on January 7.
A man had to clean up a mess he made after he was spotted by police defecating behind a Blenheim building.
Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said the man did his business behind a Main St property about 11.30pm on Monday.
After a discussion with police, he decided to clean the mess up, Mr Holdaway said.
Police warned the man and released him.
Wine, food stolen
A Blenheim restaurant was burgled between Saturday and Monday, police say.
Constable Andrew Holdaway said a locked chiller at the Main St restaurant was broken into. Bottles of wine and food were stolen, Mr Holdaway said.
Police were reviewing security camera footage to identify the offenders.
- The Marlborough Express