Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help in fire, larceny case

Published 10:01 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious fire and larceny that occurred to a residence under construction that was nearing completion on Lake Adger Rd. in the Sunny View Community. 

This fire is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Construction workers arrived at the home Tuesday morning and called 911 after finding the home completely destroyed.

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The structure was a total loss and the investigation revealed that there may be multiple tools missing from the site. The loss is valued in excess of $300,000.

Polk County Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a truck that was photographed at the residence around the time of the fire. The photographs are of what investigators believe to be a white 1992 to 1996 model Ford F-150. The vehicle is a standard cab truck, possibly two wheel drive, with damage to the bed of the passenger side of the truck.   

Anyone with information on this truck should call 828-894-3001. A cash reward is possible for information leading to the location of the truck or information concerning the fire.

– article submitted by Captain Lowell S. Griffin