Investigation continues after golf cart theft arrest - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Investigation continues after golf cart theft arrest

North Myrtle Beach, SC -

By Brandon Herring - bio | email

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - North Myrtle Beach Police arrested two men Saturday after an officer says he saw the men steal a golf cart. Now investigators are trying to figure out if the men are responsible for other golf cart thefts.

Several people around North Myrtle Beach say they have recently heard more stories about stolen golf carts.

"It gets my attention because I know that's becoming more and more prevalent," golf cart owner Ken Swicegood said.

Swicegood has golf cart with a few upgrades. So when he hears about a string of thefts he takes notice, and other golf cart owners in North Myrtle Beach have done the same.

"It kinda makes you want to take a little more precaution about how you leave it and where you leave it," Vinnon Williams, whose neighbor just had her cart stolen in the last few weeks said. "[You can] buy an ugly one like we got and you won't have to worry about it. Even though ours is not pretty, it's functional, and we really don't want to lose it."

While thieves are more often attracted to upgraded golf carts, Swicegood and Williams realize they have to take precautions no matter what. That is why Williams always uses two bike locks to secure his cart. Golf cart owner Vance Hamilton does something similar.

"We always lock it with a heavy duty cable and a lock to a post," Hamilton said.

Swicegood also suggests a steering wheel lock, but says perhaps the best defense is to look out for your neighbor. He believes thefts would reduce if people reported suspicious activity.

"If you see something that doesn't look right on the beach at the parking areas, maybe you need to take down the number of the vehicle involved or even call 911," Swicegood said.

Golf cart owners can also have extra security features built in, and one easy thing to do is to get a special key and ignition made so that only one key will operate the golf cart.

Police also suggest marking the bottom of a golf cart with paint or engraving so it can be identified if it is ever stolen.

Copyright 2010 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Kyle Busch will attend ribbon cutting for motor sports charter school

    Kyle Busch will attend ribbon cutting for motor sports charter school

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-07-22 22:18:41 GMT
    The school is expected to be ready by August 22nd (Source: WMBF News)The school is expected to be ready by August 22nd (Source: WMBF News)

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- A NASCAR superstar is heading to Horry County in August as students enrolled at the PLAM Charter High School gear up for a new school year at a brand new state of the art facility in Conway. Last year, the school had 125 students enrolled, but with this new facility the school is expected to have nearly 160 students enrolled this upcoming school year. To help kick off the new school year NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will help cut the r...

    More >>

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- A NASCAR superstar is heading to Horry County in August as students enrolled at the PLAM Charter High School gear up for a new school year at a brand new state of the art facility in Conway. Last year, the school had 125 students enrolled, but with this new facility the school is expected to have nearly 160 students enrolled this upcoming school year. To help kick off the new school year NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will help cut the r...

    More >>
  • Law enforcement searching for man accused of severely beating woman

    Law enforcement searching for man accused of severely beating woman

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:26:09 GMT
    Source: Marion County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Marion County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Marion County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Marion County Sheriff's Office
    MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are searching for a man accused of beating a woman in Mullins Sunday.  Emanual Warren, 34, of Mullins is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  Captain Brian Wallace of the Marion County Sheriff's Office says the woman required medical attention from the injuries to her face, If you have any information about Warren or where he could be located you are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at ...More >>
    MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are searching for a man accused of beating a woman in Mullins Sunday.  Emanual Warren, 34, of Mullins is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  Captain Brian Wallace of the Marion County Sheriff's Office says the woman required medical attention from the injuries to her face, If you have any information about Warren or where he could be located you are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at ...More >>
  • Horry County Police investigating after shooting in Socastee

    Horry County Police investigating after shooting in Socastee

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:32:43 GMT
    Source: Ian Klein/WMBF NewsSource: Ian Klein/WMBF News
    Source: Ian Klein/WMBF NewsSource: Ian Klein/WMBF News
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are investigating Sunday after a shooting near a home in Socastee. Horry County Police responded to a home in the 5400 block of Figure 8 Road off Socastee Boulevard according to Cpt. John Harrelson.  One victim is confirmed to have been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  WMBF News will continue to follow the developing story as more information comes available.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights ...More >>
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are investigating Sunday after a shooting near a home in Socastee. Horry County Police responded to a home in the 5400 block of Figure 8 Road off Socastee Boulevard according to Cpt. John Harrelson.  One victim is confirmed to have been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  WMBF News will continue to follow the developing story as more information comes available.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights ...More >>
Powered by Frankly