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.
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.