Latest: $70K worth of cheese stolen in Germantown sent to a landfill; no arrests made

GERMANTOWN/MARSHFIELD -- Detectives investigating separate thefts of thousands of dollars worth of cheese that happened back in January have found no link between the thefts, according to The Post Crescent learned $70,000 worth of cheese stolen in Germantown and later recovered in Milwaukee was sent to a landfill.

On January 25th, Germantown police said $70,000 worth of cheese stolen from D&G Transportation on Bunsen Drive in Germantown on January 22nd had been recovered in Milwaukee.

Germantown police indicated in a Facebook post the 2012 Great Dane semi-trailer was stolen from D&G Transportation on Bunsen Drive in Germantown a short time after midnight on January 22nd.

One of the department's Facebook followers apparently located the trailer at 89th and Tower in Milwaukee. The trailer was empty.

The trailer originally contained $70,000 worth of cheese product.  Officials say the semi that was used to steal the trailer was recovered.

On January 25th, Germantown police said the cheese product was recovered in Milwaukee.

We have now learned it was sent to a landfill because it cannot be re-sold, according to

About a week before the theft in Germantown, $90,000 worth of parmesan cheese was stolen from a WOW Logistics on Laemle Avenue in Marshfield.

The Marshfield News Herald reported the cheese was located in Grand Chute, which is near Appleton.

Marshfield police said they got a tip on January 28th.

Police in Grand Chute found the entire shipment of parmesan cheese intact in a facility in Grand Chute. According to the Marshfield News Herald, the product had been unloaded into a warehouse.

Marshfield police were notified of the theft on January 15th. It was believed the theft occurred 24 hours prior to the report of the theft. A total of 41,000 pounds of parmesan was stolen. A semi picked up the cheese, but never reached its destination in Elgin, Illinois.

The fate of the $90,000 of Parmesan cheese is unknown, according to

"We're still trying to account for the whereabouts of it the entire time it was missing," Marshfield detective Kevin Hamill told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. "Once we can or cannot determine that, a decision will be made" involving the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Investigators haven't made any arrests in the cases, but they continue to pursue leads.