Carts Stolen, Damage Done, Reward Offered

Mike Seals - July 29, 2021 11:37 pm

On July 22nd, 2021 at approximately 4:00 am, it was discovered that suspects had unlawfully entered the cart barn at Wentz Golf Course where they vandalized numerous golf carts. It was also discovered that several golf carts had been stolen.

The suspects who took the carts, drove them on two of the golf course greens and damaged the greens. A portion of the fence was removed, and the carts were driven off the grounds. At this time, four carts have been recovered, but one is still missing.

The carts that were recovered were heavily damaged, and found in three different locations. It was later discovered that suspects had gotten into Wentz Camp & Pool and stolen items from the concession stand, and damaged a vending machine.

Wentz Golf Course and Wentz Camp & Pool are owned and operated by the City of Ponca City, and total cost to tax payers to replace the carts will be approximately $22,000, and the cost to repair the damaged greens could be even higher depending the long term damage to the greens.

Anyone who has information about this crime should call CRIMESTOPPERS at (580)762-5100. You will remain anonymous, and if your tip leads to solving the case, you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.


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