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Brand new golf course suffers vandalism

ABHUTCHISON, Sierra Sun

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism that occurred early Sunday morning at Coyote Moon Golf course, just one week after the course opened for play.

According to NCSO Detective Ron Phelan, 12 golf carts were vandalized. Most of the carts were found in the fairway ponds at the 16th and 17th holes, while others were launched over on rocks or rolled upside down.

Each golf cart has a Global Positioning System (GPS) computer on it, and Phelan said fortunately one of the computers was left on in one cart.

“We know that one of the vandalized carts was active between 12:45 and 1:45 a.m.,” Phelan said, referring to when the vandalism most likely occurred. “There is evidence that at least two suspects are involved.”

Coyote Moon’s general manager Paul Martin said he estimated the damage to the carts is between $5,000 and $15,000.

“People’s reaction to the course had been so positive all week. To have a negative like this thrown in there wasn’t good. It was very frustrating,” Martin said.

Coyote Moon has put up a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.

If anyone has any information regarding the vandalism, they should contact NCSO Detective Ron Phelan at 582-7844.


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