Golf cart thefts continue in Yavapai County; suspects sought

Golf cart theft

Credit: Prescott Valley Police Department

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and Prescott Valley Police Department are asking for the public's help as they investigate recent golf/maintenance cart thefts.


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 9:36 AM

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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is still seeking suspects in a series of golf cart thefts.

The latest theft occurred last weekend. Unknown suspects cut the fence surrounding the Prescott Country Club (PCC) storage yard and stole an electric maintenance cart sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, according to YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn.

The cart was later found in the Agua Fria riverbed adjacent to Quailwood Estates in Prescott Valley.

Later on Sunday, sheriff's deputies were called to the 10900 block of Singletree Trail in the Prescott Country Club where residents reported seeing two suspicious males near their homes around 5:30 a.m. 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 feet 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 recovered evidence from the area, including burglary tools.

D'Evelyn said some of the recovered carts have been found with structural damage from being ridden off-road and the greens themselves have been damaged from being driven on while frosted over.

Sheriff's deputies believe suspects are starting the carts with duplicate keys as owners have not been leaving keys in the ignition.

Sheriff's officials remind residents to report suspicious activity immediately.

Anyone with information regarding these ongoing thefts is urged to call the sheriff's office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 to remain anonymous.