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Teens caught taking golf carts for ‘joy ride,' officials say

Police: Maintenance shed burglarized several times over summer

MADISON, Wis. - Two Madison teenagers were arrested after being caught trying to take golf carts out for a "joy ride" early Wednesday morning, officials said.

The 14- and 12-year-old boys were caught in the 100 block of South Westfield Road around 1:55 a.m. at the Tamarack Trails condominiums, according to a release.

The maintenance shed at the condominium complex had been hit several times this summer by burglars taking the golf carts out for a ride, officials said.

A resident called police after seeing flashlight beams and hearing banging noises, according to the release. A door of the shed had been pried open.

Both boys were arrested on charges of burglary and possession of tools used to burglarize. The 14-year-old was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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