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Police recover second cheese-laden semi in month of high-profile Wisconsin dairy heists

Bandits have made off with more than $100,000 of cheddar since mid-Jan.


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Two separate thefts have kept Wisconsin police on the lookout for hijacked cheddar.

Two separate thefts have kept Wisconsin police on the lookout for hijacked Parmesan and cheddar since mid-January.

MARSHFIELD, Wis.—For the second time in a week, police in Wisconsin have recovered a stolen load of cheese worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Marshfield Police Lt. Darren Larson says 41,000 pounds of parmesan cheese worth $90,000 was stolen from a Marshfield distributor Jan. 15. A semi picked up the cheese that day, but it never reached its intended destination in Illinois.

Larson says investigators received a tip Thursday that the cheese was likely in Grand Chute. Police in Grand Chute found the entire shipment intact. It had already been unloaded into a warehouse.

On Monday, police in Germantown said $70,000 worth of cheddar and other cheeses stolen from a distribution centre there last week had been recovered in Milwaukee on Friday.

Police haven’t said whether the cases are connected.


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