Police: $100,000 worth of pork stolen from Iowa plant

Three semi-trailers worth of pork product were stolen from an Ottumwa plant Thursday, totaling over $100,000 in stolen meat.

Ottumwa police responded to a call regarding a stolen semi at JBS, a meat packing plant in Ottumwa, Thursday at 7 a.m., according to Lt. Jason Bell, a spokesperson for the Ottumwa Police Department. Police believe the semi was used to steal three semi-trailers that were filled with over $100,000 in pork product ready to be distributed, Bell said in a news release.

Authorities recovered two of the stolen trailers at the Blackhawk River Access in Ottumwa, Bell said. The last trailer was found in Wapello County near the intersection of 87th Street and 170th Avenue. All of the pork product had been removed, according to Bell.

Anyone who may be aware of suspicious activity regarding semi-trailers early Thursday morning are encouraged to reach out to the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.

Francesca Block is a breaking news reporter at the Des Moines Register. Reach her at FBlock@registermedia.com or on Twitter at @francescablock3.

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