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Apple Valley teen arrested for GTA after stealing a golf cart

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A 17-year-old male was arrested after allegedly stealing a golf cart and joyriding through residential streets, officials said.

It happened on Thursday, May 16, 2019, just before 7:00 pm, deputies responded to reports of a juvenile who fled from a group home in the 10000 block of Apple Valley Road.

According to a press release, “group home staff members were following the juvenile when he ran onto the Ashwood Golf Course and took a golf cart from the clubhouse. The juvenile operated the cart on several city streets, driving through vehicular traffic and even driving against traffic at times.”

Several deputies responded to the area and the 17-year-old was located and detained at Deep Creek Road and Ocotillo Way. Deputies took him into custody and recovered the stolen golf cart, returning it to Ashwood Golf Course. 

During the incident, the juvenile operated the golf cart with no regard for the safety of other motorists, but thankfully no serious accidents occurred, and no one was injured in this incident. 

The juvenile was arrested and booked at the High Desert Juvenile Hall for Grand Theft Auto. 

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Deputy Gregory Guzman, Deputy Mark Lewis or Sergeant James Evans at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760)240-7400. 

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