ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested three of four Englewood area boys involved in the theft of a golf cart from Lemon Bay Golf Club, 9600 Eagle Preserve Road, on May 18. A 17-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old were arrested for the crime.
CCSO responded to a theft call from the assistant superintendent of the course who reported the golf cart taken was under a pole barn. The 2009 Club Car Turf-2 Carry All golf cart was valued at $4,000.
On May 21, a golf club employee located the stolen golf cart on Roosevelt Street, took a photo and showed it to a deputy. When the deputy responded, the 17-year-old suspect was in the driveway. When asked where the golf cart went to, he said there never was a golf cart at his home. When confronted with the evidence, the boy said it was taken to the 15-year-old’s home. Detectives went to that suspect's home and located the stolen golf cart.
The 12-year-old and an 11-year-old boy took the golf cart and said the other suspects were going to buy the golf cart and gave it to them; they all knew it was stolen. The older suspects took the golf cart apart, removed the roof, gas tank and put two different wheels on it.
All three boys were transported to the Charlotte County Jail. The 12-year-old was charged with Grand Theft and was released to his parents. The 17 and 15-year-old boys were both charged with Dealing in Stolen Property; both were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Ft. Myers and will be held there for 21 days.
The fourth boy is out of the area and an arrest is pending.