Vandals cause $15,000 in damage at Caribou golf club

Posted June 27, 2011, at 5:43 p.m.
Last modified June 28, 2011, at 5:23 a.m.

CARIBOU, Maine – Two adults and eight juveniles, all in their teens, have been charged with multiple crimes in connection with a vandalism spree at the Caribou Country Club last week.

Police Chief Michael Gahagan said Monday that the incident was reported on June 18 after an employee discovered that someone had entered the grounds and clubhouse and stolen items, damaged golf clubs and carts, defaced fields and playing greens, and caused additional damage.

Officer Jason Matheson, who went to the scene, determined that the group caused approximately $15,300 in damage to golf carts and stole close to $800 worth of golf clubs. Damages to the fields, playing greens and equipment were estimated at $1,500 to $3,000. The total loss may exceed $20,000, according to Matheson.

Matheson’s investigation led to charges against Zachery Corriveau 18, of Caribou. He was arrested on charges of burglary and aggravated criminal mischief, both Class C felonies, and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, a Class D crime. Bail was set at $1,000 cash or $5,000 single surety. He was unable to make bail and remains at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Also arrested was Aaron Tarbox 18, of Caribou. He was charged with criminal trespass, a Class E crime. Juveniles ranging in age from 15 to 17, both male and female, also were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, a Class D crime. One of the juveniles also was charged with burglary, a Class C felony.

The case is under investigation and more charges may be filed, according to Matheson.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Matheson at the Caribou Police Department, 493-3301.

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