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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agriculture detectives are asking for the public’s help in an on-going Grand Theft investigation.

On March 28, 2013 a citrus grove owner in the area of Hughes Road and Scenic Highway Lake Hamilton, discovered 84 reset (replacement) trees missing from the grove.  The trees are valued at $1,320. 

Over the past 15 months a total of 320 reset trees, valued at $4,800, have been taken from groves throughout the Davenport and Lake Hamilton areas of Polk County.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Don Carter or Detective Jay Scarborough at 863-534-7205, or 863-298-6200, or 1-800-226-8477.


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: 4/3/2013