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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Crimes deputies are asking for the public’s help in a Cattle Theft investigation.

Sometime between 12:00 pm, on Sunday, December 11, 2011, and 10:00 am, on Monday, December 12, 2011, approximately 12 Hereford cows were removed from a pasture on the corner of Berkley Road (just north of Mt. Olive on the east side), in Auburndale.

The suspect(s) entered the pasture by cutting a link from the chain and luring the cows to the pens with feed.  All of the cows were heifers and small calves, most are red and white.  One was described as being a dark brindle color and having large horns with the tips cut.  Another cow was blonde with a white face and “banana” style horns.  None of the cows have any marks, brands, or tags. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Andrew McKee at 863.534.7502, or 863.298.6200.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:                                                   Date: 12/13/2011