Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-031

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 27, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Three Arrested For Golf Cart Thefts

    The golf cart thefts occurred between December 1, 2011 and January 23, 2012.
    • Thursday
    • January 26, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Jason Beeche
    DOB: 11-21-76
    402 19th Avenue N. W.
    Ruskin, FL


    • 10 counts of Grand Theft


    Michael Griffiths
    DOB: 11-22-71
    402 19th Avenue N.W.
    Ruskin, FL


    • Grand Theft


    Nicole Kramer
    DOB: 6-29-71
    Address: At large


    • Dealing in Stolen Property (2 counts)
    • Possession of Cocaine
    • Tampering with evidence
    • Possession of controlled substance
    • No Valid Drivers License
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


    During the month of January 2012, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received sixteen reports of golf cart thefts from several mobile home parks in Ruskin.

    On January 26, 2012, deputies observed Jason Beeche and Mark Griffith driving a golf cart on 19th avenue N.W. and U.S. Highway 41 North in Ruskin. A traffic stop revealed the golf cart was stolen earlier that morning. Further investigation by detectives determined the defendants are responsible for the sixteen golf cart thefts and several shed burglaries in Ruskin. Detectives also learned through their investigation that Nicole Kramer purchased and/or traded drugs for at least three of the stolen golf carts. A traffic stop was conducted on Kramer in the area of Symmes Road and Brussels Bay Lane in Riverview. During a search of Kramer’s hotel room (Gibtown Inn – 11545 U.S. Highway 41 South) detective’s located tools that were stolen from sheds in Ruskin.

    At this time eight golf carts valued at $5,000 have been recovered. Detectives are continuing the investigation with other charges pending. Detectives will be following up leads on the whereabouts of the unrecovered golf carts.
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