Information Sought: Grand Theft

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, 863 534-3677 or 863 820-4839, pager

From the
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Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the grand theft of 288 bee boxes from the Overstreet Ranch located near State Road 471 and US 98 (15 miles Northwest of Lakeland). Each bee box contained approximately 60,000 bees.

The theft reportedly occurred in late December or early January. The bees and bee boxes, owned by Dyson Fisher, are valued at an estimated $28,000. Detectives are requesting assistance in locating possible suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rob Oakman at 534-7205.

A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

February 17, 1999


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