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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help with multiple thefts that have occurred county-wide from residences and/or boat trailers. The boats that were stolen were recovered without the outboard motors.  These thefts have been successful, despite the use of tongue locks on the trailers.


The areas targeted appear to be focused in the Lake Wales, Babson Park, Lake Alfred, Bartow, and Polk City communities.


If anyone has information which may be helpful to these investigations, please contact Detective Goreck at 863-678-4115.


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:
Cash, Michele
                                                Date: 1/16/2018