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UPDATE: Dearl Radford was arrested on January 24, 2014, and booked into the Polk County Jail.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agriculture Unit detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Burglary and Metal Theft investigation. 

On multiple occasions, sometime between January 5, 2014 and January 10, 2014, a white male subject was captured on video surveillance entering Jovin Construction property located at 1708 Highway 17-92, Lake Alfred, without permission. 

The suspect, described as possibly being in his early 20s,  having a slim build, with brown hair, and a goatee, and wearing a dark t-shirt with logo printing, jeans and a red ball cap, was seen removing scrap metal. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Jeff Jones at 863.226.9159, 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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 1/17/2014