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Golf cart thefts tees off country club in Dewey

(Source: Prescott Golf & Country Club) (Source: Prescott Golf & Country Club)
(Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Besides golf carts, maintenance carts were also stolen. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) Besides golf carts, maintenance carts were also stolen.
(Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) The thefts have been occurring all month long. (Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office) The thefts have been occurring all month long.
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -

A month-long rash of golf and maintenance cart thefts in and around the Prescott Golf and Country Club in Dewey has authorities questioning whether the thieves have duplicate keys.

Some of the cart thefts originated in the nearby Quailwood subdivision of Prescott Valley and involve suspects dumping the stolen carts on PCC property.

In one incident reported to YCSO on Nov. 10, suspects cut away chain link fencing surrounding the PCC golf course maintenance yard and stole an electric utility cart. The cart was later found  some distance away on the golf course.

In another incident a week earlier, a cart from the Quailwood Greens Golf Course was found behind a home in the PCC.

As recently as Nov. 21, YCSO and Prescott Valley Police handled the theft and recovery of several carts in these communities. Authorities believe the crimes are likely occurring during the late night/early morning hours.

Deputies said they believe suspects are starting the carts with duplicate keys because owners have not been leaving keys in the ignition.

Carts have been found with structural damage from being ridden off-road and the greens are being damaged by being driven on while frosted over.

Authorities said the crimes constitute serious felony charges of theft of transportation, trespassing, and criminal damage. Suspects could also lose driving privileges if convicted.

YCSO is seeking the public's help to report suspicious activity in these community areas. People with any information that can lead to the identity of the suspect or suspects should contact YCSO at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

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