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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agriculture deputies are asking for the public’s help in a Trespassing and Animal Cruelty investigation.

Sometime around 5:00 pm, on September 29, 2013, a vehicle, possibly a Ford Ranger pickup truck, left the roadway and crashed through a gated property off of Summers Road, Ft. Meade.  The vehicle struck a cow causing serious injury resulting in euthanasia of the animal.

The vehicle sustained front end damage and is missing an orange turn signal from the front.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Don Carter 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: 10/24/2013