Information Sought: Criminal Mischief

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Southwest District, detectives are seeking information in which 76 gravestones were pushed off their foundations at the Fitzgerald Cemetery, located at 44 Jay Street, near Lakeland.

The caretaker of the cemetery, William Pollock, found the damage just after 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 1996. Earlier in the morning around 12:30 a.m., a nearby resident had reported to deputies observing several juveniles running through the cemetery.

Damage to the gravestones is estimated at approximately $4,000.

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September 24, 1996

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