Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Police ask public to report sales of stolen meat


If someone has tried to sell you meat on the street, call police.

Police discovered six stolen big-rig trailers in a lot at 1307 Kensington on Monday. The trailers had been carrying frozen chicken, ribs and snack cakes and were taken from food companies headquartered in Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas. The owner of one of the trailers reported that $400,000 worth of ribs were gone. Another reported that 35,000 pounds of frozen chicken was missing. Police do not yet know how much chicken and snack cakes had been taken from the other trailers.

Detectives are concerned that those who stole the meat might be trying to sell it on the streets, in parking lots or door to door. If anyone has been approached or seen someone selling the meat, they should call the East Patrol Property Crimes Division at 816-234-5535 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

In addition to the meat being stolen goods, police are concerned about the safety of the food.