|Information Sought: Agricultural Thefts|
Files of . . .
|Polk County Crime Stoppers|
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Deputies are
investigating the theft of numerous Hydraulic Rotary Actuators, or Rotacs, stolen from Peterson Industries
in Lake Wales. A Rotac, pictured here on the left, is the gear drive used in grove goat/loader equipment.
The 150 pound gear drive is approximately 2 ft. around by 2 ft. long and is made specifically for use in grove
goat/loading machinery. The 10 Rotacs were reported stolen on March 23, 2001 from Peterson Industries
located at 446 US Highway 27 North, in Lake Wales. The model number of the stolen Rotacs is HA36 and the 10
Rotacs are worth an estimated $32,500 (each Rotac costs about $3,250) Anyone with infomation about the
supect(s) or information about the thefts is encouraged to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or
the Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Unit at 863-534-7205.
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
February 1, 2001
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