Authorities arrested two men and two women they claim shorted Foster Farms Dairy of millions of dollars’ worth of milk over the past three years, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department reported Friday.
The fraud scheme was the work of a milk hauler and two Oakdale dairies: Belo Dairy in the 11100 block of Cleveland Avenue and Silveira Dairy in the 9400 block of Alvarado Road, said sheriff’s spokesman deputy Royjindar Singh.
Arrested on suspicion of grand theft were Jose Teixeira Sr., 47, of Stevinson; Elmiro “Tony” Belo, 59, of Escalon; Maria Silveira, 60, of Escalon; and Bernadette Silveira, 42, of Escalon.
Teixeira is a truck driver and operates Teixeira Tank Transport of Modesto, Belo owns Belo Dairy and Maria Silveira owns Silveira Dairy, according to business records and sheriff’s officials. Full story HERE
ATLANTA (AP) — A nationwide salmonella outbreak that has struck 42 states has put about one in five of its victims in the hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Nearly 400 people have become ill in the outbreak that might have killed one person. An elderly woman in Minnesota had the infection when she died, although it’s not clear that salmonella was the cause, a health department spokesman there said.
The same type of salmonella bacteria has been lab-confirmed in 388 cases nationwide, said the CDC, which is leading the investigation but has not yet released the list of states or determined which foods may have caused people to become sick. More HERE
In California, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens unveiled a new policy that could cause “dozens, if not hundreds,” of concealed carry permit holders to lose permits issued by the previous sheriff. Did these law-abiding Orange County citizens do anything illegal, immoral, or unethical to cost them their permits?
No, they’ve merely fallen afoul of a sheriff that spent the bulk of her career as a deputy in the Los Angeles County prison system, and who apparently has issues with trusting those citizens she was appointed to serve.
Hutchens’ new policy requires that to get a concealed firearm permit, applicants must prove there is a legitimate threat to their safety and agree to undergo possible psychological, polygraph, or medical testing.
There are just over three million people in Orange County, and just 1,100 concealed carry permits. By way of comparison, Wake County, NC, has a population of more than 787,000 and the sheriff has issued 6,593 valid concealed carry permits. Why the huge discrepancy from one part of the country to another? More from PajamasMedia
Similar slaying cases could help detectives
There could be more victims in a string of slayings of Las Vegas Valley prostitutes whose dismembered bodies were found along highways, a Las Vegas police detective said Friday.
Detective Larry Hanna implored law enforcement authorities in other jurisdictions to check for cases similar to those of four young women with ties to Las Vegas. The body parts of three of the women have been found off of highways in Las Vegas, California and Illinois, and a fourth woman who matches the descriptions of the others is missing.
Hanna said the women could have been slain by the same person, possibly a truck driver because of the proximity of the women to major highways.
“I’m not saying they’re connected, I’m saying there’s enough there that we in law enforcement need to work together and pay attention,” he said.
“As my sergeant says, ‘There are no coincidences in law enforcement.'” More from the ReviewJournal
Alan Keyes lawsuit warns America may see ‘usurper’ in Oval Office
The California secretary of state should refuse to allow the state’s 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until President-elect Barack Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office, alleges a California court petition filed on behalf of former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others.
The legal action today is just the latest is a series of challenges, some of which have gone as high as the U.S. Supreme Court, over the issue of Obama’s status as a “natural-born citizen,” a requirement set by the U.S. Constitution.
The biggest question is why Obama, if a Hawaii birth certificate exists, simply hasn’t ordered it made available to settle the rumors. More from WorldNetDaily
Six months ago, after the California Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice Ronald George (who voted with the majority) explained to a reporter how he had come to his decision. He said he asked himself, “When is it that a court should act? When is it that a court is shirking its responsibility by not acting, and when is a court overreaching? That’s a real conundrum.”
On November 4, George’s “conundrum” was solved by the six million (and counting) Californians who voted “Yes” on Proposition 8, the California marriage amendment. Despite being outspent, traditional marriage advocates got marriage between one man and one woman written into their state’s constitution, sending a clear message to George and his colleagues that they had indeed overreached.
In the 10 days since that vote, however, bitter activists have also badly overreached — by overstepping any normal standards of ethics and civility in their hateful reactions to democracy in action. Obscene and violent protests have been raging across California and the rest of the country for over a week. Read the rest of Gary Bauer’s article HERE
RIVERSIDE — Authorities believe gasoline thieves are behind an explosion at a U-Haul lot in Cathedral City.
The blast was reported just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at 68075 Ramon Road. Four trucks were destroyed and a nearby storage facility was charred. Damage was estimated at $120,000.
Firefighters found telltale signs of gas siphoning, which included cut-off sections of garden hoses that were left in the tanks of three trucks, according to Cathedral City Fire Chief Mike Hatfield. Gas caps had also been removed from six other trucks – all of which had been drained of fuel, Hatfield added. More from KTLA
SAN DIEGO – Forty-nine people being smuggled into the United States were found Friday morning packed inside the metal tank of a water truck a Border Patrol agent noticed near the notorious Smuggler’s Gulch.
The truck was coming out of a construction area, its driver apparently trying to blend in, when the agent saw it didn’t have a license plate, said Border Patrol Agent Jason Rodgers, a spokesman for the agency.
Rodgers said the agent followed the truck from Monument Road and Hollister Road in an under-the-speed-limit pursuit that ended not far away with the arrest of the driver and a passenger and the discovery of the people crammed inside. More from SignOnSanDiego
Today, my husband and commander in chief of ATAW, a trucker with Shaffer, was stopped at the Agriculture check point at the Arizona/California border, west bound on I40. When asked what his cargo was, he told the California produce inspector “ice cream”. The inspector, looking at the manifest, then asked “Is it frozen?”
Here’s your sign…….
June 23, 2008
SAN DIEGO – Two men were arrested Friday after authorities found 12 illegal immigrants inside a tractor-trailer truck at a checkpoint in Jamul.
Agents spotted the truck, which was following a Chevy Malibu, after being told several people were seen boarding it in Tecate, said Mark Endicott, a Border Patrol spokesman.
Agents searched the truck and discovered ten men, one woman and a 17-year-old girl inside, Endicott said.
The drivers of the truck was arrested, along with the Malibu’s driver, who agents say was acting as a look out. Both are U.S. citizens and the vehicles were seized, Endicott said.
All of the people in the tractor-trailer were Mexican nationals and will be processed for deportation.
Despite the recent high temperatures, none of them suffered any heat-related injuries, Endicott said. From SignOnSanDiego
Excellent work by our Border Patrol!