A teenage milk thief has been forced to pay for the bottles he stole from homes in West Sussex. The 17-year-old from Bognor stole eight bottles of milk from outside homes in Grosvenor Road, Belgrave Crescent and Stockbridge Road in Chichester.
The thefts in January and February affected a number of local residents who regularly have their milk delivered by the local dairy, which also lost money when the milk was stolen. Each theft was reported to police and investigated by a local officer.
Officers tracked down the thief who made a full admission in April and has been dealt with by Community Resolution. He paid the dairy £43.32 earlier this month for the for the amount of milk he stole and has written letters to all those affected.
PC David Lyons, the officer in charge of this investigation, said: “This type of crime seems minor to some members of the community but if you are having your milk stolen on a regular basis, not only is it an inconvenience but it also has cost implications.
“Thankfully on this occasion we were able to catch the culprit. We ask that residents call us and let us know what is happening in their local areas so that we can act and do what we can to help.”
NASHVILLE, N.C. — A Nash County woman upset over being told she couldn’t have some cheese tried to poison several family members over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
Tiara Danielle Drake, 24, no address available, was charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder and was being held in the Nash County jail under a $50,000 bond.
Investigators said Drake asked a woman Friday for some of her cheese, but the woman refused and told Drake to get some other cheese from the refrigerator. Drake was so incensed, authorities said, that she laced the cheese in the refrigerator with Ajax, window cleaner and detergent.
The family used the cheese when it made breakfast on Saturday, and four members already had eaten some before someone noticed the cheese had been poisoned, authorities said.
One of the family members called Poison Control, which advised the victims to drink plenty of milk to counteract the poison.
Police arrested a Corte Madera man twice in eight hours on Thursday for attacking a paralyzed housemate, once with a box of macaroni and cheese.
John Jeffrey O’Connor, 46, rented part of his home to a 49-year old man paralyzed from the waist down. The pair got into an argument at about 4 a.m. Thursday, and O’Connor allegedly punched his wheelchair-using roommate in the mouth, the Marin Independent Journal reported.
Police responded to a call and saw swelling around the paralyzed man’s mouth. They arrested O’Connor, who soon returned home on bail, when he phoned police and asked them to stand by while he evicted his tenant/roommate from the home.
The tenant planned to leave at 2 p.m., but that was not soon enough for O’Connor, who was arrested again when police responded to a call that he’d shoved a box of macaroni and cheese in the paralyzed man’s face. Seeing a “damaged box… that appeared to support the allegations,” O’Connor was arrested again — this time on a felony charge.
Bail is set at $25,000, and the alleged victim “moved out of the residence as planned at 2 p.m.,” the newspaper reported.
Border officers at the Lukeville crossing made a big bust this week, taking down a smuggler in a “queso” cheese trafficking. During questioning, the van’s driver ‘fessed up to carrying a load — some five keys [kilos] of cheese.
Instead of 11 pounds, however, border agriculture inspectors uncovered about 223 pounds of cheese hidden throughout the van, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“The concealed, unpasteurized ruminant cheese was seized for not meeting import requirements” the release says. The news release did not provide a value estimate for the cheese. The unidentified man was cut loose with a fine.
SPRING HILL -A woman accused of throwing sour cream at her husband during a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon was jailed on a charge of domestic battery.
Grettel G. Granda, 48, of 8190 Sealawn Drive in Spring Hill, had been arguing with her husband for days after he admitted to having an affair with another woman, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.As the argument escalated Saturday, the suspect threw sour cream on the victim and smacked him several times, deputies said. Granda also was putting her husband’s belongings outside during her tirade, according to an arrest affidavit.
The altercation was witnessed by the couple’s two children, deputies said. Granda was booked at the Hernando County Jail and held without bond.
When Ann Reed got home from work Friday night, her front gate was wide open. Immediately she knew something was wrong. When she went inside, she discovered that “all the doors and cupboards and everything were open.”
Reed says the burglars snuck into her home through a crawl space and they stole more than just electronics and jewelry. The urn of her mother’s ashes gone. ““It was sitting on the shelf down here,” said Reed. “Everything else I can replace; I can’t replace my mom’s ashes.”
Her mother’s urn is identical to a dark wooden box Reed still had at her home. “It’s a simple wooden box that’s rather heavy,” said Reed. The one Reed showed us was an urn intended for her father, who is still alive. Her parents were married for 60 years until Reed’s mother died in 2009.
The family grew up in the Gig Harbor area overlooking the Puget Sound and that’s where her parents wanted to be reunited one day. “That is where they wanted to have their ashes mingled. Now I can’t do that — I can’t mingle dad and mom’s ashes together,” said Reed.
She’s not expecting the burglars to return it. She’s hoping someone will see her story and recognize the wooden box with her mother’s name — Joyce Case — written on it.
Reed says about a 100 different items were stolen, everything from a touchscreen computer to a ship compass dating back to 1890 — including two cans of whipped cream. “It’s really a joke why would they take that,” said Reed.
A Long Island man faces charges after an alleged violent confrontation over an expired free ice cream coupon, MyFoxNY.com reports.
William Hotz, 59, of Valley Stream, went into a Carvel on Dutch Broadway on Wednesday and ordered a $3.50 ice cream cone, Nassau County police say. Police say after receiving his cone, Hotz gave the 55-year-old woman working at the counter a “one free ice cream cone” coupon.
The woman told Hotz that his coupon was expired and he would need to pay for it, the report said. Hotz decided to leave instead of paying.
The woman confronted Hotz outside of the store. That’s when police say that Hotz punched her several times in the face. The victim reportedly suffered a cut and swelling to her lip.
Police showed up and Hotz refused to be handcuffed and flailed his arms and twisted his body, according to officers. Back-up arrived and Hotz was finally arrested. Hotz is charged with robbery and resisting arrest. He was to be arraigned Thursday in Hempstead.