MANCHESTER, NH – A golf cart caper gone wrong landed two men in jail Sunday.
Manchester Police were contacted by Litchfield Police at 2 p.m. on November 30, in reference to theft of golf carts from Naticook Fish and Grill in Litchfield, who told police he allegedly watched two men remove golf carts from his business. He followed them into Manchester while speaking on the phone with Litchfield emergency dispatchers.
Litchfield dispatchers contacted Manchester Police when the vehicle with the golf carts drove into Manchester and informed them that a Litchfield officer was standing by with the suspects.
Manchester Patrol Officers Adam Beland and Warren Tanner responded to the Irving Gas Station, 4047 Brown Ave., and spoke with Matthew Grondin, 32, and Pedro Cortes, 22, both of Raymond, as well as Officer Hartley of the Litchfield Police Department.
The officers determined the two men had illegally obtained two golf carts and a stolen trailer, so they were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. The trailer was reported stolen from Litchfield also. The pick-up truck was registered to Grondin’s brother and the two golf carts belonged to Naticook Fish and Grill. The golf carts were valued at $2,500 each and the trailer was worth $1,000, so the two men were charged with felony level offenses.
Cortes was charged with two counts of receiving stolen property. Grondin was charged with two counts receiving stolen property and violation of bail for a previous offense.
Both men appeared in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 1, 2015. The stolen trailer, Chevrolet Avalanche and golf carts were towed from the scene.
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