The big milk heist of Jan. 4 might not go down in the Geneva history books as the crime of the century, but it's definitely right up there with the most interesting so far of 2013.
A person or persons went on a milk-stealing frenzy—big Oberweis Dairy fans, apparently—hitting almost a dozen homes in Geneva, according to Geneva police reports.
Reports say there were 11 similar thefts reported in all, although some were not yet registered in the police blotter. Here's what we know:
Someone took six half-gallon bottles of milk and one milk crate from a residence in the 900 block of Harbor Town Court sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Jan. 4.
According to the continuation report, police responded to the residence after receiving a call saying a homeowner was unable to locate her milk delivery. The owner had called an Oberweis customer service representative, who was able to confirm that the milk had been delivered to her residence. The six half-gallon bottles were valued at $17.50 and the crate at $25, for a total of $42.50.
But that wasn't a lone incident.
In the 1900 block of South Street, someone took five half-gallon bottles of milk and broke one half-gallon bottle for an estimated value of $21. The items were taken or tampered with between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Jan. 4.
In the 1200 block of Keim Court, someone took three 1-gallon milk containers and three 1-gallon containers were cracked, possibly from the freezing milk caused by the cooler being left open. One container of water also was missing. The total delivery cost for the items was $31.89. The items were taken or tampered with sometime between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Jan. 4.
In the 1700 block of Loran Drive, someone took a half-gallon container of Oberweis milk and a half-gallon container of Oberweis orange juice sometime between 3 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. Jan. 4.
In the 1400 block of Fairway Court, someone took four half-gallon containers of Oberweis milk from a cooler in the driveway beteen 3 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Jan. 4. The products were valued at $14.
- If you have information about this or any other crime in Geneva, please contact the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736.
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