PORTLAND, Maine — Police said a home invasion suspect who’d been hiding in the woods for several days had two conditions for giving up: chocolate milk, and Mountain Dew.
Police said 30-year-old Michael Crockett Jr. of Buxton was thirsty and hungry — and covered with mosquito bites and ticks — when he surrendered Sunday night.
York County Chief Deputy William L. King Jr. told the Portland Press Herald that he purchased Mountain Dew and chocolate milk under terms of the surrender after the man emerged from woods with his hands held high. Crockett’s lawyer, Amy Fairfield, also ordered a pizza.
Police said Crockett is one of three people suspected of breaking into a Buxton home and assaulting and tying up the 60-year-old woman occupant last month. Two others were already arrested. Crockett appeared in court on Monday.
ROME – Police in Italy have shut down a mozzarella factory and arrested 13 people after finding that prized local buffalo milk was being cut with cheaper imported cow milk.
Authorities also found that the cheese, produced near the southern town of Caserta, contained as much as 20 times permissible levels of bacteria, said Carabinieri Police Maj. Alfonso Pannone. Police on Monday also shut down seven stores selling the cheese in the Campania region which includes Naples.
Milky white buffalo mozzarella is prized by Italians and tourists. It carries a special label supposed to guarantee quality and protect its reputation.
Among those arrested were two public health service veterinarians who allegedly tipped the factory to upcoming inspections. The probe began after a worker lost some of his fingers because of safety flaws.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Authorities said a man was arrested at a convenience store in Spokane Valley after yelling at a clerk and pouring milk on himself.
Spokane Valley deputies were called to the HICO Convenience Store on East Sprague Sunday around 5 p.m. Reports said the man was yelling that he had lead poisoning and began pouring soda on the counter. When the deputy arrived, he saw Steven Devitt Jr., 24, pouring a half gallon of milk all over himself.
The clerk told authorities that Devitt walked in and immediately began yelling that he had lead poisoning. He said Devitt was sweating and acting very erratic. Devitt then took a soda from a cooler and walked up to the counter and poured it all over the floor and counter.
While the clerk called 911, Devitt opened a half-gallon of milk, drank some of it and began walking around the store as he poured it on the floor. Deputies found a baggie of a crystalline substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine in Devitt’s pants pocket. A small gray box containing drug paraphernalia and small container of marijuana was also found.
Devitt was booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, misdemeanor Third Degree Theft and Third Degree Malicious Mischief. Deputies also received a separate report from another victim that Devitt broke the windshield of a vehicle at Winco Foods. The victim declined to pursue charges for the damage.
A fast-food employee got a face full of shake Tuesday from an angry customer, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.
Deputies were called to McDonald’s, 3423 Wrightsboro Road, about 3 p.m. after a man threw a milkshake back through the drive-through window. The 18-year-old who was working the window said the man pulled the lid off the drink and took a sip before he began cursing and asking who made it. He threw the drink back through the window, hitting the employee in the face.
The customer was described as a white man in his late 20s, with curly brown hair, driving a dark blue Ford sedan. Police said the incident was documented on surveillance video.
If you plan to buy string cheese the next time you go to the supermarket, you may want to check that it wasn’t made in Omsk, Russia.
Russia’s consumer watchdog said that it will inspect an unidentified dairy factory in the Siberian city after photographs of staff members frolicking in a vat of milk used for making cheese appeared Tuesday on a popular social network site, Superomsk.ru information portal reported Wednesday.
Photographs of the “cheesy soak,” which supposedly took place after a pre-New Year’s staff party and involved as many five participants, were posted on the Vkontakte page of Omsk resident Artyom Romanov. In one of the snapshots, an offender is seen brazenly holding up his shorts to the camera while sitting in the vat. The comment, “Well, our work is actually very boring,” accompanied the corresponding photo album on Romanov’s page, on which he is identified as a manufacturer of string cheese.
Though it is unclear whether the bathed-in product was later used to make cheese, disgusted consumers alerted the region’s branch of the Federal Consumer Protection Service, which has promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. A video clip on Romanov’s page that shows several people turning cheese curd in buckets on the floor with their bare hands while wearing nothing more than shorts and footwear is also likely to make interesting viewing for the inspectors.
One of the photos was posted by Vkontakte group OMSK VK [18+] with an accompanying note saying that the milk bath took place at a factory owned by Torgovy Dom Syra, or Trading House of Cheese. A spokesman at the factory declined to comment on the report when contacted by Superomsk.ru.
ANNA MARIA — Anna Maria Island resident Monte Veon, 71, decided to make a milk shake at 11:45 p.m. Saturday before he went to bed. He ended up in jail for it.
A family member, seeing Veon place the items for the shake on the counter of his home in the 200 block of Gladiolus Street, Anna Maria, tried to prevent Veon from making the confection, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The family member reportedly tried to block the 6-foot-1, 240-pound Veon from accessing the refrigerator. Veon reportedly pushed the family member out of the way and proceeded to make a milk shake while the family member called the sheriff’s office.
Veon was charged with simply battery for pushing the family member. He remained in the Manatee County jail Monday night subject to a $500 bond.
A man was arrested after allegedly stealing some milk from a Bayview restaurant on Wednesday, police said.
The 38-year-old suspect is alleged to have entered the restaurant in the 3800 block of Third Street about 1 p.m., police said, and grabbed a bottle of milk and took a sip. He then tried to put the bottle back and a 37-year-old man working at the restaurant said he had to pay for the milk.
The suspect reportedly said no and grabbed a hot pot of coffee and tried to throw it on the victim, police said. The victim was not injured during the ordeal.
The suspect fled the eatery and was arrested across the street.
He was identified as Guerrero Anderson. His city of residence was unknown, police Officer Albie Esparza said. He was booked on a robbery charge and had an outstanding warrant for grand theft.