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Suspect Sought for Citrus Trailer Tire Thefts
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!

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the theft of numerous tires stolen from citrus trailers in Lake Wales, Dundee, Haines City, Frostproof and Ft. Meade. Twenty-four tires have been stolen from citrus trailers parked in groves in these areas. The tires are valued at approximately $300 each. Three cases are from Lake Wales, Dundee and Haines City, while there have been 3 more cases reported between Frostproof and Ft. Meade. Detectives are requesting assistance in locating possible suspects. Individuals with information may contact Detective Rob Oakman or the Sheriff's Office Agricultural Unit at 534-6319.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.

Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221, pager
May 23, 2000

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