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Polk City, Iowa

UPDATE: Public Works Theft

by Jake Schreier 10/29/2015

10/30/15:

Both City vehicles have been found northeast of Polk City as of 12:00 PM October 30, 2015. 

The Polk City Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigation is ongoing.  Authorities are looking for anyone who may have seen these vehicles between 4:00 PM October 28th and 6:30 AM of October 29, 2015. 

Anyone having information about this crime may contact Sergeant Dustin Bjornson, Polk City Police Department at 515 984-6565 or Detective Jeff Hinrichs, Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 515 286-3333 Ext 3867.

10/29/15:

Sometime during the evening hours of October 28th and the early morning of October 29, 2015 thieves entered the Polk City maintenance facility located at 301 E. Northside Dr. The burglary was discovered by an employee arriving for work at around 6:45 AM.

Taken were two Ford F350 super duty utility trucks. One was a 2008 model year and the other was a 2012.  These trucks were white in color with city of Polk City, Iowa logos on the doors and yellow warning lights mounted on the roofs.  The trucks were outfitted with utility boxes in the back containing various maintenance equipment and tools.  Various other items of equipment and tools were also taken from the shop.  The trucks were bearing Iowa “official city” license plates.  The value of items taken is estimated at around $100,000 to $150,000.  There was no disruption of public services as a result of these thefts.

A joint investigation is underway by the Polk City Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.  Anyone having information about this crime may contact Sergeant Dustin Bjornson, Polk City Police Department at 515 984-6565 or Detective Jeff Hinrichs, Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 515 286-3333 Ext 3867.


R. W. Sanders
Chief of Police

(The image above is of a truck similar to one that was stolen.  The front ID numbers on the two stolen trucks are 208 and 210.  For a larger photo of the example truck above click here.)

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