meat_love (meat_love) wrote,

Meat related crime in Buffalo, New York in 1887.

January 26, 1887

“Franklin Bros Meat Market 331 Niagara St entered some time this AM through rear cellar door place thoroughly ransacked think two hams stolen.”

March 3, 1887

11AM “Gotlieb Neher Orchard Park Ny reports he had stolen out of slaughter House last night 1 dressed Calf and about 25 chickens 2 black others speckled – the thief and property passed through the Seneca st Tollgate about 1 oclock this am Keep good lookout around markets.”

12:45PM “Make inquiries at all butcher shops in your precincts if they bought a dressed calf with a grayish skin hanging on it from a farmer this am let us know soon as possible we have man here who is supposed to be the thief.”

1:35PM “A Calf answering your description weighting 50 lbs was bought by butcher Krokold Cor Michigan & Goodell sts this am from a dealer in calves &c who lives out on the Seneca st Road somewhere have him stop here this afternoon Sergt Bodamer”

3:15PM “Release the man you have there King has investigated the case and it is not the calf Sergeant Bodamer”

May 3, 1887

1:50AM “Have men search all wagons Coming into City tonight load of Bob Veal left Water Valley tonight for this City if found arrest parties and notify John Rast Cattle Inspector 456 Fillmore Avenue”
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