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

Sometime between Tuesday, September 24, 2013, and Saturday, September 28, 2013, unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a residence on Hickory Lane in Fort Meade by breaking a window on the south side of the residence. 

Once inside, the suspect(s) removed a large safe which contained:

1)    Four Winchester .22 cal. pump rifles

2)    One Winchester 12 gauge pump

3)    One Winchester 20 gauge pump

4)    One 30-30 Lever Action commemorative rifle with an Octagon barrel

5)    One 1909 model Rolling block .22 cal. rifle

6)    One Stevens .22 pump rifle

7)    One old model unknown make firearm

8)    One black powder flint rifle with tiger wood stock

9)    One Steven’s over and under barrel, 22. Cal/.410

10) One Browning 7mm magnum

11) One 30-06 Browning bolt action with scope

12) One 30-30 Marlin Lever Action

13) One Browning .270 rifle with scope

14) One Bowie knife

15) One powder horn with Yellowstone map engraved on it

16) Ammunition

17) Civil War Sword

18) Multiple collectors coins

19) Jewelry

20) Cash 

The unknown suspect(s) also entered the upstairs bedroom and stole the following items:

1.    8 to 10 boxes of knives

2.    A 1957 Ft. Meade High School class ring

3.    Double barrel 10 gauge shotgun

4.    Single barrel shotgun “Long Tom” with no trigger guard

5.    12 gauge Mossberg

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Tex Thomas at 863.499.2400, 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: 9/30/2013