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Golf carts stolen from various Bristol golf courses

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Police are trying to track down golf carts that were stolen from several golf courses in Bristol.

The missing carts, along with burglaries and vandalism, were reported at the Chippanee, Pequabuck and Westwoods golf courses during the month of May, according to police. There have been four incidents, according to police, with the most recent incident happening during the overnight hours on May 28. 

"It's been very frustrating we've got a lot of functions going on here at the club. So we've had some rental carts brought up to us to use for outside events," Jim Hathaway, who is an assistant golf professional, said. "You know we've never had an issue like this since I've been here."

Six to seven cars have been vandalized with two stolen from the courses, Hathaway said.

Police have stepped up patrols in the area, but no arrests have been made in the case. 

Beyond thefts and damage, which included dumping carts into the empty kiddie pool in one incident, vandals recently left obscene messages written with divot fill and included a swastika.

"It's not just kids having a good time, it's malicious," Hathaway said. 

In all the instances, course officials said carts and equipment were locked up properly, but it wasn't enough to deter vandalism.

Officers asked that anyone with information about the incidents or the whereabouts of the missing golf carts are asked to contact Det. Kevin Ward at 860-314-4569 or 860-845-3782.

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