Prescott AZ (December 4, 2012) – Between the evening of Saturday, December 1, 2012, and the following morning, unknown suspects cut the fence surrounding the Prescott County Club (PCC) storage yard and stole an electric maintainence cart. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office reported thefts of golf carts in the area as early as November 10, 2012.
The cart was later found in the Aqua Fria riverbed adjacent to Quailwood Estates in Prescott Valley. Late in the day on Sunday, December 2, 2012, deputies were called to the 10900 block of Singletree Trail in the Prescott Country Club regarding a suspicious incident investigation.
Neighbors in the area reported seeing two suspicous males around 5:30 AM that morning near their homes. One resident found that his fence had been recently damaged. Deputies believe these suspects were involved in both the recent and prior thefts of electric carts from the PCC and Quailwood golf courses.
One of the suspects was described as male, about 6’ tall, wearing a dark blue jacket, dark green pants, black stocking cap and displaying a knife sheath on his right thigh. The second suspect was only described as slightly shorter, wearing dark clothes, including a jacket. Deputies did recover evidence from the area, including burglary tools.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging continued calls regarding information about these ongoing thefts. Please remember to call immediately if suspicious activity is observed. Callers may also report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness and become eligible for a cash reward if an arrest is made.
Contact Yavapai Sheriff at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.
The original report: http://sedonaeye.com/ycso-seeking-golf-cart-thieves
Prescott AZ (November 27, 2012) – In recent weeks, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies have investigated several golf/maintenance cart thefts in and around the Prescott Country Club (PCC) which is located just off Highway 69 in Dewey. Some of the cart thefts originated in the nearby Quailwood subdivision of Prescott Valley and involve suspect(s) dumping the stolen carts on PCC property. YCSO has been working with Prescott Valley Police Officers in an attempt to solve these crimes.
In one incident reported to YCSO on November 10, 2012, suspect(s) cut away chain link fencing surrounding the PCC golf course maintenance yard and stole an electric utility cart. The cart was found later some distance away on the golf course. As with most of the thefts, the incident likely occurred during the late night/early morning hours. A week prior, a cart from the Quailwood Greens Golf Course was found behind a home in the Prescott Country Club.
As recently as November 21, 2012, YCSO and Prescott Valley Police handled the theft and recovery of several carts in these communities.
Deputies believe suspects are starting the carts with duplicate keys as owners have not been leaving keys in the ignition. Carts are found with structural damage from being ridden off-road and the greens themselves are being damaged by being driven on while frosted over. Although these acts may appear to be innocent pranks, they actually constitute serious felony charges of Theft of Transportation, Trespassing, and Criminal Damage. Suspect(s) could also lose driving privileges if convicted.
YCSO is seeking the public’s help to report suspicious activity in these community areas. Please be especially alert outside normal daytime business hours. Generally, the golf/maintenance carts are not driven after hours and the activity appears more frequent over weekend nights and during school breaks.
If anyone has information to help identify suspect(s) in these incidents, please contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website at www.ycsoaz.gov.