DEWEY, AZ - Golf carts are going missing in Yavapai County.
The sheriff's office says deputies are investigating several cases in which golf carts have been stolen from the Prescott Country Club in Dewey and from surrounding subdivisions.
The carts are being taken late at night or in the early morning hours. Deputies believe the culprits are starting them with duplicate keys.
The carts are usually found with structural damage from being driven off-road and the golf course greens are being damaged by being driven on while frosted over.
Authorities say that although these acts appear to be innocent pranks, they could result in felony charges and the loss of driving privileges.
The sheriff's office is asking residents to report any suspicious activity as they continue their investigation.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did You Hear?
Jacqueline Simpson, 52, is suing the restaurant chain over a piece of glass she bit into while eating a chicken sandwich.
A man who was trying to protect his wife from a home run ball got a face full of beer for his effort.
Jim Heston, an American guesthouse operator in Cambodia, has lived a life in denim and has the photos to prove it. There were the dungarees he wore as a little boy, the dark bell-bottoms he had on for a hike up Japan's Mount Fuji, and the Levis straight-leg 501 jeans he's stayed with for the past 36 years.
More Northern Arizona News
Coconino County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the murder of a teenaged boy found Friday east of Ash Fork.