Preferred Freezer Services offers reward over California seafood heist

Vernon, California, US; Preferred Freezer Services has offered a US$5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in response to stolen seafood products that originated from its Vernon, California facility on 31 May.

A tractor with a trailer carrying 1,550 cases weighing 31,000-pounds (14-tonnes) of 31/40 Victory Seafood brand easy-peel shrimp left Preferred’s premises on 31 May 31 due to deliver on 7 June to a cold storage facility in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

Network Commodities notified Preferred Freezer Services that the truck carrying the load went missing and notified California police.

Each 20-pound case of farm-raised shrimp from Thailand contains ten, 2-pound bags inside the master box. The Preferred lot numbers issued to this product are 75192F and 72734F. The lot number is stamped on each case for traceability.

Preferred Freezer Services is offering the reward to assist its customer in finding leads to the missing product. Any information regarding the specific load can be e-mailed to Julius Heil at or call +1-973-820-4040. All information will be held strictly confidential.