Well, they were either car thieves or TWOCing. Not entirely clear which.
No separation of powers in Toytown apparently. The police fine the goblins rather than putting them in front of the judge - although they do have one. He rules on whether Noddy is a proper toy in the first book.
Bit of a fascist dystopia (or eutopia I suppose).
Strong borders and immigration controls. On-the-spot fines for criminal activity. I think Noddy may actually be the inspiration for most of UKIP and Tory party policy.