Mulberry Man Arrested For Fuel Thefts From Citrus Groves

Mulberry, Fla. (970 WFLA)-A Mulberry man is facing numerous charges after admitting to stealing  diesel fuel from storage sheds on citrus groves in Polk County. 

A deputy with the Agricultural Crimes Unit pulled over an SUV, hauling a trailer with no tag or lights, in the area of highway 640 and 80 foot road near Alturas and Homeland.   

Attached to the trailer, a 500 gallon plastic tank.  Inside 47 year old, Donald Fowler's SUV, deputies found, bolt cutters, a pipe wrench and a fuel transfer device.  

Fowler has two active arrest warrants and admitted to taking 60 gallons of diesel fuel from a citrus grove in Bartow. He's  charged with theft, burglary and trespassing in an orange grove.  

Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office

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