So the Pendleton police chief has decided to go to battle over shopping carts, making the owner responsible for keeping them on their property or face a fine if they don’t retrieve them. Seriously?
Maybe it would be better to ask the folks pushing them around town to return them or they will receive a ticket — after all, they are stolen. To require the stores to tag each cart is ridiculous and will change nothing.
It's time the police did a little work and not try to make stolen carts a revenue maker. Why not be a community helper (protect and serve), and when they spot a abandoned cart, call a city maintenance or parks and recreation supervisor and see if one of their pickups can return it to its rightful owner. Why should the owner of stolen property be penalized?