Car burglary victim tells cops he'd been leaving his car unlocked for eight years
8:55 a.m. First block of Plateau Lane. Delayed vehicle burglary: A 31-year-old man went outside in the morning and discovered that someone had ransacked his Cadillac and stolen his wallet and cash.
The man reported the theft to a deputy.
The car was unlocked, and the victim told a deputy "that he has lived at this residence for eight years and never leaves his vehicle locked," according to the deputy's report.
The garage door had also been left open until about 1 a.m. the previous night.
Joyride: 13-year-old, 16-year-old steal golf cart
1 a.m. First block of Nautilus Drive, Beverly Beach. Stolen Vehicle: A man called the Sheriff's Office after realizing that someone had stolen his $4,000 golf cart from his driveway.
Meanwhile, a deputy patrolling northbound on North Oceanshore Boulevard near Shelter Cove noticed a golf cart heading south on the sidewalk, and, moments later, got a call from dispatch to be on the lookout for a stolen golf cart, according to a Sheriff's Office report. The deputy turned around and stopped the golf cart.
Its driver was a 13-year-old Beverly Beach boy. The passenger was a 16-year-old Beverly Beach boy. The deputy asked the boys if the cart was theirs.
"Both males looked at each other and appeared to be unsure what to say," the deputy wrote in the report.
Then the younger boy admitted that the cart wasn't theirs.
The deputy brought the owner of the stolen cart to the scene to see if the cart the boys were found with was his, and it was. The owner's key had not been stolen: The boys had a universal one. Deputies arrested them.