Local news briefs: Coins recovered at Del Rey chop shop
As much as $300,000 worth of collectible coins were recovered Tuesday from a chop shop near Del Rey, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lt. Mark Padilla said two suspects were arrested on the 12000 block of East Jefferson Avenue. Investigators found at least three guns and a large collection of collectible coins from a previous unreported burglary.
There also were two stolen cars in the process of being dismantled, he said.
Smash-grab robber arrested again
A man connected to numerous smash-and-grab robberies from vehicles since September was arrested on consecutive days, Clovis police said.
The 26-year-old man was observed on a department video camera Tuesday morning peering through car windows at Dry Creek Park, and he was later arrested. He has been linked to nine window smash vehicle robberies since September, Clovis police said.
He was arrested Wednesday for possession of methamphetamine and at least 13 counts of possession of stolen property. A search of his apartment on the 3200 block of Hughes Avenue led to discovery of driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, credit cards, Redbox videos and gift cards.
Students try for large dessert world record
Four Fresno State marketing students are asking 800 people to bring their sweet teeth to a Dec. 1 attempt to break the world record for the World’s Largest Dessert Party at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building.
The record attempt will start at 8:15 p.m., immediately after the Children’s Electric Christmas Parade in downtown Clovis.
The group has partnered with local businesses Frosted Cakery, Cakes by Amberly, Rich’s, Brownie Baker and Bee’s Bites to donate cupcakes, brownies, cheesecakes and éclairs for the event.
The current record was set in August 2011 by Physicians Mutual in Omaha, when 740 people were served more than 3,800 desserts.
The Fresno State group hopes 800 people will attend and will eat at least one dessert to break the record. The event is free and open to the public.
The world record attempt is part of a strategic marketing course taught by William Rice.
Most recently, students broke records for World’s Largest Fruit Smoothie and World’s Largest Fruit Salad.