By LeaAnne Klentzman
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. has issued an Alert pledging to pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who did thousands of dollars in damage to property and golf carts on County Club property.
On Monday, Jan. 9, the day the heavens opened up and dumped inches and inches of rain across southeast Texas, Fort Bend Sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a vandalism call at the Pecan Grove Country Club. According to sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, unknown persons broke into the club’s golf cart facility in the 3000 block of Plantation Drive and wreaked havoc with the Club‘s property.
Haenel said as many as six golf carts were driven off into the club’s pond and were totally submerged when deputies arrived on the scene. According to club personnel, until the rain, the carts were submerged in the pond yet still visible. However once the heavy rains hit the area, only the upper parts of the carts were visible.
Aside from the six carts parked around the club, another 18 golf carts, including a beverage cart, were found abandoned around various spots throughout the golf course. Haenel said some were even parked on the greens. He explained that further damage was caused when the carts were driven out of the storage facility while the electrical cords were still plugged to the wall sockets. Haenel said estimated damages to the facility and the carts has been estimated to be between $80,000 and $90,000.
Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.