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

At approximately 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, a property owner discovered his pump shed, located off of Barfield Road, Polk City, had been damaged by fire. 

Still burning, the owner discovered the fire between the metal pump shed and the fuel tank. The fire burned the hoses running from the tank to the grove pump, however, the owner was able to extinguish the flames before further damage or an explosion occurred. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Tanner at 863-534-7205, 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: 6/6/2014