Tillamook Cheese Vans Melt Into Thin Air In California

tillamook-cheese-busesMANTECA (CBS13) – Police say that the whole Tillamook Cheese Tour truck caravan was stolen from the parking lot of a Manteca hotel Saturday morning.

The trailer was parked at the Hampton Inn along Bass Pro Drive in Manteca, Manteca Police say. At some point between 12:30 and 6:30 a.m., police say, thieves took off with the whole caravan of vehicles – which not only includes a pickup truck and a trailer, but three classic Volkswagen Mini Buses.

The VW Mini Buses were in the trailer, which was attached to a Ford F-350, when the theft happened, police say. Police say that the VW Mini Buses alone are worth about $100,000 each. The buses are used as a part of Tillamook’s promotional tour, each one highlighting the company’s different cheese, yogurt and ice cream products.

It shouldn’t be too hard to spot the vehicles, as all of them are custom-painted orange with the “Tillamook” logo emblazoned on the sides. Anyone who knows where the vehicles might be is asked to call the Manteca Police Department at (209) 456-8101. The following is the vehicle’s description, along with their license plate numbers:

♦ 2008 Ford F350, Oregon License plate number Y116821
♦ Wells Cargo Trailer, Oregon License plate number TF1144
♦ 1964 VW Mini Bus, Oregon License plate number YUM4
♦ 1966 VW Mini Bus, Oregon License plate number YUM5
♦ 1959 VW Mini Bus, Oregon License plate number YUM6



Woman Wanted For Hot Cheese Attack at 7-11

cheese_is_war_Screen4Seattle police are looking for a woman who attacked a store clerk early this morning after learning, that, as the saying goes, there is no such thing as a free bag of hot, liquid cheese.

Just before 1 AM, the woman walked into the 7-11 near SW Barton and 35th Avenue SW and bought a bag of Doritos. She then walked over to the store’s liquid chili cheese dispenser, opened up her bag of chips, and began pouring hot cheese into the bag.

When the clerk informed the woman he would have to charge her for the cheese, she flew into a rage and began screaming at the man, before she threw the cheese-filled bag at his head, spattering him with hot orange goo.

The suspect fled the store and ran to a silver Chevy Malibu, and when the clerk followed the woman out to her car to get a look at her license plate, she punched him in the back and took off.

The victim called 911 and officers arrived to find the man with cooling cheese on his hat and face. The victim told officers he believed the suspect—a black female, about 35 years old, wearing large hoop earrings and a grey sweatsuit—is a regular at the store. The clerk was not seriously injured.

While police were investigating the incident, the woman actually called police. She refused to identify herself, but said she would come down to the precinct to talk about the incident.

She never showed up.

Student Athlete Ate Cheesesteaks Purchased With Stolen ID Card

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Antonio ‘Scoop’ Jardine allowed his cousin to purchase more than $100 worth of food and drinks on a stolen Syracuse [University] student identification card, according to court documents.

The suspended freshman on the Syracuse [University] (SU) men’s basketball team helped his cousin, Robert Washington, carry the food into his apartment and later tried to cover his involvement up. Jardine did not eat any of the purchased food.Jardine will not be charged with a crime, police officials told The Post-Standard on Wednesday.

Washington, 40, of Philadelphia, was arraigned Tuesday in Syracuse City Court on felony charges of second-degree forgery and fourth-degree larceny and a misdemeanor count of third-degree identity theft.He was released on bail from the Justice Center in Syracuse on Wednesday, The Post-Standard reported.

First chief assistant District Attorney Domenic Trunfio declined to comment to The Daily Orange Wednesday, but he did say Jardine’s case has been turned over to university officials.

SU head coach Jim Boeheim said Sunday that Jardine, a starting shooting guard, was suspended indefinitely by the university for violating school policy, although he remains enrolled at Syracuse. Several inquiries to Syracuse’s Judicial Affairs office were not returned.

Since the announcement, Jardine has not practiced with the team and did not make the trip to Chicago for the Orange’s 60-55 win at DePaul Wednesday night. Boeheim did not address Jardine’s status in his postgame press conference.

The investigation began on Jan. 24. Washington admitted in a four-page written statement he ordered $115.65 worth of food from Goldstein Student Center Jan. 13 and had it delivered to Jardine’s apartment on Winding Ridge Road on South Campus.

Jardine was also present when the decision to use the stolen ID card was made, and his cell phone was used to order the food, according to the court documents. Washington signed the receipt, forging the name on the card.

‘Scoop and I knew this was wrong, but we didn’t think it was this serious,’ Washington said in his statement. ‘If we knew it was this serious we wouldn’t have done any of this.’

When the food – which included ‘Gatorade, juice, Philly cheese steak sandwiches and hamburgers’ – was delivered, Jardine helped carry it into his apartment.

Jardine’s role, however, was too minor to pursue prosecution.

Washington said he and two women first used the card Jan. 13 to buy breakfast at Goldstein on South Campus. One of the women had found the card at Denny’s Restaurant.

‘I ate a Philly cheese steak and juice,’ Washington said in the statement. ‘The girls ate Philly cheese steak, burgers and juice. Scoop didn’t eat or drink anything.’

The card belonged to Syracuse senior Amani Herron. Several calls to Herron were not returned.

According to the court documents, Washington took a bus from Philadelphia to visit Jardine on Jan. 9 and stayed at his apartment until Jan. 15. Washington then returned to Philadelphia and came back up to Syracuse eight days later but did not stay at Jardine’s apartment.

The Syracuse athletics department has its own discipline policy in addition to any punishment handed down by the university. Jardine’s fate will now likely be decided in a hearing before the university’s Judicial Review Board.

Jardine has started 10 games for Syracuse this season, averaging 5.2 points and 2.5 assists per game. He took over Eric Devendorf’s starting spot when the junior guard tore his ACL on Dec. 15.