Two men arrested in milk and honey 'honor fridge' theft

SEQUIM -- Two men got themselves trapped in some metaphorical honey this morning after they were allegedly caught stealing from an afterhours milk and honey refrigerator in Sequim.

A 52-year-old man and a 64-year-old man were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of third-degree theft and possession of heroin, the Clallam County Sheriff's Officed said.

According to the sheriff's office, the men were seen hanging around the afterhours milk and honey fridge at the Dungeness Valley Creamery off Towne Road. The owner of Dungeness Valley set up the afterhours refrigerator to allow area residents to buy milk and honey when the store is closed.

Purchases are made on good faith, as the customers are expected to leave cash in a box next to the milk. Milk in half gallons and gallons is kept in the refrigerator.

The sheriff's office said the owner of Dungeness Valley had noticed an increasing amount of thefts from the refrigerator. Late Tuesday night, the owner allegedly spotted the two suspects take milk and remove all the cash from the cash box.The owner called police, who drove to the scene.

Deputies said the suspects had 2 one-gallon milk containers and 3-half gallon milk containers in their vehicle. They had also taken three dollars in "change money," but that was not recovered.  The men were also allegedly found to be in possession of black tar heroin.  They were arrested.

This is the third arrest at the milk and honey fridge in recent days, sheriff's deputies said.

Earlier this week, a 34-year-old man was arrested for stealing milk and $5 from the honor fridge.