A female employee of Osceola Cheese jumped onto a trailer being towed by the suspect’s vehicle. She was able to get off the trailer without injury and several other employees attempted to block in the vehicle in the parking lot.
The suspect vehicle was able to get past the employees and fled to the Countryside Trading Post on the opposite side of the Highway 13.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver allegedly made admission to stealing beef sticks from the store.
During the investigation a one pound block of pepperoni cheese, one pound block of seven year cheddar cheese, a jar of honey Dijon mustard, a jar of Beaver brand sweet honey mustard, and one beef/cheese stick combo were located in the suspect’s vehicle.
A package of 45 beef sticks was recovered after being thrown from the vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot. The value of the items was estimated at $55.
Two suspects, a 59-year-old male from Pleasant Hill and a 47-year-old female passenger from Peculiar, were taken into custody and later released pending formal charges.