LAST week’s snow and ice brought a hailstorm of complaints about people clearing local drives without permission then demanding money.
In response to concerns, police stopped two men with shovels in Shirley, on Wednesday, January 23, shortly after 8pm.
Further investigations revealed one of the men was wanted for a theft in November last year.
The 33-year-old was arrested and has been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on February 8.
Sergeant Paul Fitzgerald from Solihull police station, was quick to praise the actions of residents.
To share local crime concerns with police call the non-emergency number 101.