Honey products stolen from Spokane Valley business


by KREM.com


Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 8:45 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.—The Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Office said several thousands of dollars worth of honey products and other items were stolen from the shop ‘Fruit Girl’ sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Officials said the items were stolen sometime between 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  The business is located near E. Broadway Avenue and N. Mamer Road.

The Chase Honey Co. products came in 12-pound, six-pound, two-pound, and 16-ounce sizes.  

Jennifer McClelland, who owns Fruit Girl said she is sick of people stealing her stuff. McClelland said this was the third time thieves have broken into her stand over the past two years.

“It's devastating,” she said. “It's violating know that someone was in here for three hours.”

The items stolen also included a pop-up tent, melons,100 pounds of cherries, and even a  $250 digital scale.

“They took all fresh made handcrafted breads, over a $1000 worth of honey and they took all the candy,” said McClelland.

McClelland said when you steal from her, you're stealing from her suppliers who are primarily local farmers, with products on consignment.

She had a message for the thieves.

“I will find you.”

McClelland believes whoever stole from her set up close by in North Idaho or possibly the West Plains, because fresh cherries need to be sold quickly. She also asked that people be on the lookout for 'KJ's' candy and 'Chase' honey, which McClelland said only she sells.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.