12/21/09 McComb police are investigating the reported weekend theft of an 18-wheeler from the Market Max parking lot at 115 E. Presley Blvd.
Walter Peters of Franklinton, La., told police Sunday that his driver parked the rig at Market Max about 4 p.m. Saturday. When the driver went to get the truck about 1 a.m. Sunday, it was missing.
The truck is described as a 1995 maroon Peterbilt truck with PM Trucking LLC on the doors, a truck number 379 and a Louisiana tag, P168027.
The trailer is a white 48-foot refrigerated trailer containing meat products with the number 712 painted on it. (McComb, MS)
12/18/09 Kwik Trip, 2970 New Pinery Road: Police at 11:59 p.m. Monday took a report of the theft of food from the store. A man took a hot dog and a bag of nacho chips worth $5.67, throwing a $1 bill behind him as he left without paying for the balance of the cost, police said. (Portage, WI)
12/16/09 Police received a report from the 360 block of Winnow Court of a van in the neighborhood selling meat products. Police discovered that there was a warrant for the arrest of one of the men, age 22. (Sunbury, OH)
BONUS “CELEBRITY” ENTRY
12/11/09 A former sheriff’s deputy who admitted accepting bribes to give preferential treatment to “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis while jailed in Reno avoided prison time after U.S. prosecutors argued for leniency due to his cooperation in the case.
Ex-Washoe County deputy Ralph Hawkins was sentenced Friday to three years probation and fined $4,000 for accepting $3,200 in cash and tickets to Oakland Raiders football games from a Francis associate.
He acknowledged that in exchange, he had smuggled in sushi, barbecued chicken and other food to the soft porn mogul while he was being held on tax evasion charges last year.
Hawkins faced up to 10 months in prison. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron Rachow argued probation was appropriate and U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones agreed. (Reno, NV)